• SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA has been formed specifically for the testing and development of the Versatile / HPR breeds of dogs

  • SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA offers comprehensive, non-competitive tests for the Versatile breeds and their handlers

  • SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA welcomes all Versatile / HPR breeds

  • SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

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

  • SAVHDA

    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA Tests are based on German and North American models, and range from basic Natural Ability testing to Advanced Utility testing of the fully trained Versatile gundog

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    SAVHDA

    Practical performance on land and in water is required in all SAVHDA tests.

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    SAVHDA

    SAVHDA offers a variety of Tests for dogs of varying ages and levels of training

WELCOME TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN VERSATILE HUNTING DOG ASSOCIATION

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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 SAVHDA! 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.  own one of these breeds?  savhda is for you!

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South african versatile hunting dog association News

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Association

2018 Test Reports!
2018 Test Reports!
2018-11-07
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
2018-11-06
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 Update in Wingshooters Mag
SAVHDA Update in Wingshooters Mag
2018-01-19
Read the latest article on SAVHDA in SA Wingshooters Magazine here !
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Regions / Chapters

SAVHDA Workshop - Gauteng
SAVHDA Workshop - Gauteng
2018-10-29
SAVHDA Workshop Part 1 - Basic Overview, Manner of Retrieve, Drags and Water Work - September 22, Suikerbosrand.
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Meet The Judges
Meet The Judges
2018-01-02
Find out more about the SAVHDA Judges here! Every so often we will profile one Judge from each Region. This month, we introduce Razvan Vlad Berindan and Trudi Winter.
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The SAVHDA Novice Hunting Test 2016
The SAVHDA Novice Hunting Test 2016
2017-04-18
By Bob Winter This Test is described by SAVHDA as suitable for young dogs in training that are beyond the Natural Ability Test, but not yet ready for the Advanced Versatile Hunting Test.
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Tests

SAVHDA Test - Suikerbos, Gauteng, Sept 24
SAVHDA Test - Suikerbos, Gauteng, Sept 24
2018-10-02
 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
2018-11-05
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
2018-11-05
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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News from our members

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News from our members

First Italian Spinone to earn a SAVHDA Title
First Italian Spinone to earn a SAVHDA Title
2018-11-05
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
2017-12-28
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 !
2017-11-01
 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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Looking for A Puppy?

Special Feature Articles - Part 1 - Buying a Pup
Special Feature Articles - Part 1 - Buying a Pup
2018-01-02
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
2018-01-05
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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Litter Listing
Litter Listing
2017-10-19
Here is where SAVHDA members may list their planned litters, current puppies, or dogs for sale. Please bear with us...we are new and there will not be many litters or dogs that meet our criteria for listing for some time!
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