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Training Day

Saturday, July 12th at 8:00AM
at Donahue, Iowa
hosted by Chris Wall

563-343-5555 (Chris' cell)
There is nice water available for training, as well as a field training area, but the grass is fairly tall. Bring your own training birds. Bring your own chairs, beverages and a sack lunch.
Training Day

Saturday, August 9 at 8:00AM
at Princeton, Iowa
hosted by Mike Murphy

309-236-9850 (Mike)
The field cover is tall. The ponds are nice. Bring your own training birds. Mike will bring his grill. Bring something to share. Bring you own beverages and chairs. Anyone needing help getting to the property may call Josie Wales for directions at 309-236-9850.
September Training Day
and Mock Test

Saturday, September 20th at 8:00AM
at the Henke-Benson Farm in Wapello, IA
Bring your own training birds. Even though this is the mock test anyone wishing to train is welcome and there is plenty of room to accommodate everyone. Please bring a sack lunch.

We will have a short meeting to talk about help for the Fall Test . . . who is available, when, and what duties.

Fall NAVHDA Test
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
October 3, 4, & 5 at 7:00AM

at the Henke-Benson Farm in Wapello, IA
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Who Are We?
The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) is a legally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to fostering, improving, promoting, and protecting the versatile hunting dog in North America. Underlying these aims is the desire to serve the interests of game conservation, the prevention of cruelty to animals, and good sportsmanship, by encouraging hunters to use dogs that are well- trained in work before and after the shot, on land and in the water.
  1. To educate all interested persons in the techniques of training versatile hunting dogs, to conduct tests of versatile hunting dog breeds in North America and maintain records of such tests for all interested persons, and to promote selective breeding and population control of versatile hunting dog breeds.
  2. To prevent cruelty to animals by the use of properly trained hunting dogs.
  3. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and the corporation shall not intervene in any political compaign.
  4. The corporation shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, religion, or any legally proscribed classification, in its programs, activities, or employment practices.
This is an independent web site maintained by the Western Illinois Chapter. The Western Illinois Chapter does not and is not authorized to speak or act on behalf of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, Inc. The accuracy of any statements or information posted on or derived from use of this web site is not verified, and may not reasonably be relied upon.

Considering Joining Our Chapter? If you are a prospective member, we invite and encourage you to join us for a Chapter Training Day. It is the best way to see first hand what our Chapter is all about, and to meet some of our Members. You will also undoubtedly come away from the Day with your training questions answered, as well as a new training tip or technique. Contact us for more information, or Join Today!

Good Dogs! Good Friends! Good Times!
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Our Chapter includes a variety of versatile breeds from the French Brittany to the Spinone,
and everything in between
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