• Versatile Testing Clubs

    Versatile Testing Clubs

    ... promoting Versatile testing and training of the Versatile / HPR breeds!

  • Versatile Testing Clubs

    Versatile Testing Clubs

    ... support comprehensive, non-competitive KUSA Tests for the Versatile breeds and their handlers

  • Versatile Testing Clubs

    Versatile Testing Clubs

    ... working together to offer more for you and to offer KUSA versatile testing

  • Versatile Testing Clubs

    Versatile Testing Clubs

    ...supporting ethical hunting through the proper training and testing of the Versatile dog -  Hunt Train Test!

  • Versatile Testing Clubs

    Versatile Testing Clubs

    Testing in South Africa ranges from basic Natural Ability, or Youth testing, to Advanced Utility testing of the fully trained Versatile Gundog

  • Versatile Testing Clubs

    Versatile Testing Clubs

    Practical performance on land and in water is required in the Tests.

  • Versatile Testing Clubs

    Versatile Testing Clubs

    There are now officially recognized KUSA Versatile Tests for dogs of varying ages and levels of training!

 ~ SAVHDA ~

Do you want a truly versatile hunting companion that is well-trained and reliable on land and water? See what you and your dog can achieve together with the versatile clubs! We are dedicated to the Versatile - HPR breeds!

The Most common versatile breeds in South africa are the German shorthaired Pointer (GSP or Kurzhaar), the German Wirehaired Pointer (GWP or Drahthaar), Vizsla, Weimaraner and spinone.  If you own one of these breeds?  Versatile testing is for you!

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South african versatile hunting dog association News

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SAVHDA Photo Contest - Winners!
SAVHDA Photo Contest - Winners!
4/1/19
 See the all the Winning Photos from the SAVHDA Photo Contest.....Congratulations to all! And a big thanks to Els Fine Leather and Mike Hunt Gundog Supplies for their support and sponsorship!
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2018 Test Reports!
2018 Test Reports!
11/7/18
Test Reports for all of the Tests held in 2018 are now available. We have also added some interesting diagrams that display at a glance, the averages for all dogs in each Test. 
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SAVHDA Photo Contest
SAVHDA Photo Contest
11/6/18
We're having a Photo Contest on Facebook. Check it out by clicking on the link at the top of the page! Or find us on FB at:  SAVHDA - South African Versatile Hunting Dog Association. Prizes from Els and Company Fine Leather and Mike Hunt Gundog Supplies and Accessories.
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SAVHDA Tests and Events 2020
SAVHDA Tests and Events 2020
1/12/20
 SAVHDA Calendar of Events – First Half of 2020
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SAVHDA Test - Suikerbos, Gauteng, Sept 24
SAVHDA Test - Suikerbos, Gauteng, Sept 24
10/2/18
 Results from the recent SAVHDA Test in September!
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SAVHDA Tests - Boavida and Derby, NW - March and April
SAVHDA Tests - Boavida and Derby, NW - March and April
11/5/18
The SAVHDA Tests held at Derby, in March, and Boavida, in April, were well-attended. There were 11 entries facing extremely difficult conditions in dry and hot weather. Here are the results.
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SAVHDA Tests - April and October - Overberg, WC 2018
SAVHDA Tests - April and October - Overberg, WC 2018
11/5/18
There were two Test weekends in the Western Cape in 2018. Both of these were held in the Overberg in the Greyton and Riviersonderend areas. What a vast difference between the bone dry conditions in April, compared to the lush and green Cape in October after all of the welcome rains!
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October Tests - Gauteng
October Tests - Gauteng
10/19/17
 Results from the most recent  SAVHDA Tests!
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News from our members

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First Italian Spinone to earn a SAVHDA Title
First Italian Spinone to earn a SAVHDA Title
11/5/18
SAVHDA members Annemari and Herman Groenwald's imported Italian Spinone, Lucia, is the first Spinone to earn a SAVHDA Title in SA!
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Member Imports
Member Imports
12/28/17
2018 UPDATE!! Here is what has transpired with the imports! During 2017 three of our members imported dogs. Two more imports are scheduled in 2018. This is always exciting news for us in South Africa, where our gene pools are relatively small. Good luck to the members who have taken the big leap.....!
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A Newcomer's Perspective !
A Newcomer's Perspective !
11/1/17
 A Newcomer’s Perspective – by Werner Terblanche.   Since the day back in 2010 when a good friend introduced me to the uniqueness and intelligence of the versatile hunting breeds I knew that I was hooked!
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Special Feature Articles - Part 1 - Buying a Pup
Special Feature Articles - Part 1 - Buying a Pup
1/2/18
Making a decision about buying a new puppy, or breeding a litter, is not a simple process. Read more below about looking for a new puppy!
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SAVHDA Feature Articles - Part 2 - Breeding
SAVHDA Feature Articles - Part 2 - Breeding
1/5/18
Making a decision about buying a new puppy, or breeding a litter, is not a simple process. Read more below about breeding a litter!
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Puppy Photos
Puppy Photos
10/19/17
Like puppies? See some cute, and some awesome, puppy pics from some of our Members' past litters!
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