The Invitational is NAVHDA’s highest level test. The Test is designed to evaluate an exceptional hunting dog in all phases of work and a variety of hunting situations. Dogs successfully completing the Invitational Test, with a passing score, clearly demonstrate exceptional skill, ability and obedience. Qualifying dogs are awarded the title “Versatile Champion” further recognized by placing VC before their name in all records of NAVHDA Test Information Service and NAVHDA Registry.
To be eligible to run in an Invitational Test, a dog must have achieved a Prize I in a Utility Test in the same calendar year as the Invitational Test. There is no limit on the number of times a dog may run in Invitational Tests in pursuit of a passing score. Dogs achieving a VC Title (a passing score) will not be eligible for entry in any subsequent Invitational Tests.
Dogs running in the Invitational Test must have DNA on file with NAVHDA or DNA applied for, through NAVHDA, prior to the closing date of entry and the primary owner of each entry must be a NAVHDA International member.