UPDATE April 6th, 2020:  NAVHDA International has Cancelled all NAVHDA sponsored Events through June 30th, 2020, including Tests.

 

2020 Minnesota Test Fees:

Natural Ability: $135 -Utility Preparatory & Utility: $165

See individual Events below for full details & locations.

The latest Test Entry Forms, AIMS Test Rules and more info can be found at Navhda Forms Express


  • There are no Testing Events scheduled at this time-please check back soon. Natural Ability Tests are usually held at Four Brooks WMA near Milaca, MN in May & September. Natural Ability, Utility Preparatory and Utility tests are held in August at the Iron Range Retriever Club in Virginia, MN and at Kelley Land & Cattle Co in Hugo/Marine on St. Croix in late May/early June and again in late summer around Labor Day. Test dates for the following year are generally posted by December 1st.

NAVHDA Testing Overview

NAVHDA Youth Testing Incentive Program  (75% test fee refund for youth Handlers 18 and under)

Chapter Safety Policy

***MN CHAPTER TEST ENTRY REFUND POLICY***

  • All test refund requests must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to the Test Secretary.
  • Medical Exception – The total test entry fee will be refunded if the dog or handler is unable to participate for medical reasons. The written request must be accompanied by a letter from a Physician or Veterinarian stating the handler or dog is unable to participate.
  • An owner or handler pulling a dog from a test with a minimum notice of 45 days before the first testing date of the scheduled test weekend will receive a full refund less a $30.00 handling fee.
  • An owner or handler pulling a dog from a test with a notice of 14 days to 44 days before the  first testing date of the scheduled test weekend will receive a full refund less a $30.00 handling fee only if that testing spot can be filled by another dog/handler on the waiting list.
  • There will be no refund if cancellation notice is received less than 14 days before the first testing date of the scheduled test weekend (except for the medical exception).
  • Test entry submissions on the waiting list that are not entered in the test will receive a full refund