Event Details

This event is running from 14 August 2020 until 16 August 2020. It is next occurring on 08/14/2020 7:00 am

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Volunteers to Arrive by 6:30am

Handlers to Arrive by 7:00am for Judge’s meeting & test instructions

Complimentary Lunch will be available on the grounds


Eligibility

All dogs entered in NAVHDA tests must be NAVHDA registered and you will need to know your dog’s NAVHDA registration number.  This can be found on your dog’s pedigree, or you can look it up online at the NAVHDA registry.

Dogs are eligible for Natural Ability testing up to and including the day they reach 16 months of age.  Dogs over 16 months may be run for evaluation and only if space is available.  No prize classification can be awarded to a dog run for evaluation regardless of the score attained.

Owner AND Handler must be NAVHDA International members and you will need to know their  NAVHDA membership number(s).  Look up your NAVHDA Number here.  If you are not a member of NAVHDA International, you can join here.


Entries

Test entries are limited and will be taken on a first come, first served basis, subject to the rules of eligibility stated above.  A test entry is a completed Official NAVHDA Test Entry Form accompanied by the correct test entry fee. No entry is in until the Test Secretary receives and confirms with you your completed entry form and payment (online payment or check.)

A handler may enter and run a maximum of two dogs per testing day.  This policy is in effect up to 10 days prior to the test date. At that time the handler may enter and run any number of dogs, subject to availability of test openings.

Click Here to be taken to NAVHDA Forms Express  Forms Express is where you can get the NAVHDA test entry form, Aims test rules, Registration & Membership info and more.


Online Payment Option: You will need to Download and Save to your device  a completed PDF version of an official NAVHDA test entry form. (See Forms Express link above)  PDF tips: Please note that most internet browsers will not allow you to save pdf forms that you complete within a web page, so you will probably need to save the blank form onto your computer before filling it out. Also note that most mobile devices do not support fillable pdf files, so you will almost certainly need to do this on a laptop or desktop computer.

Mail-In Payment Option: Make checks payable to “Minnesota NAVHDA”.  Mail check AND completed NAVHDA test entry form to the Test Secretary.

Fees:  Natural Ability: $135.00            Utility Preparatory & Utility: $165.00

Test Secretary:  

Refund Requests must be made in writing to the Test Secretary (email is acceptable)

  • Refund less $30 handling fee if notice received by 4/14/2020
  • Refund less $30 handling fee if notice received  between 4/15/2020 and 5/15/2020, and ONLY if test slot is filled from waiting list.
  • No refund for notices received after 5/15/2020
  • Click Here for the full Minnesota Chapter Test Refund Policy, including medical exceptions.

Questions?  Contact the Test Secretary


The following motels have accepted dogs in prior years.  Please verify when booking your room.

America Inn 5480 18th Ave West (Hwy 53) Virginia, MN 218-741-7839
Super 8 Hwy 53 Eveleth, MN 218-744-1661
Lakeshore Motor 404 6th Ave Virginia, MN 218-741-3360

Please remember motel manners.  No dogs on beds or furniture.  No dogs left alone in rooms.  Carry baggies to clean up grounds after your dog.  No dog baths in rooms.  We want to maintain our good relationship with these motels.