Minnesota NAVHDA Test Policies
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.
Test Entries will open Feb 15th to Handlers who are verified chapter members. Entries will open to non-chapter members starting March 1st. An entry is not official until the test secretary verifies all dog and owner/handler information required by NAVHDA has been provided and full payment has been received.
NAVHDA International Test Policies
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 only (No Prize can be awarded) and only if space is available. There is no minimum or maximum age limit on Utility Preparatory or Utility Dogs.
All dogs entered in NAVHDA tests must be NAVHDA registered and you will need to know your dog’s Registered NAVHDA name, NAVHDA registration number and whelp date. These can be found on your dog’s pedigree, or you can look it up online at the NAVHDA registry.
Both the Owner AND Handler of the dog must be NAVHDA International members and you will need to know their NAVHDA membership number(s). Look up NAVHDA Membership Numbers here. Not a member of NAVHDA International? Join here.
2023 Test Dates
To be put on a waiting list for full tests, click on the test event link and contact the test secretary
- Protected: **CLOSED-FULL**-April 29th MOCK Natural Ability Test-Kelley Farms-Hugo, MN on 04/29/2023 9:00 am
- **TEST IS FULL** May 13th & 14th 2023 -Natural Ability Test-Four Brooks WMA Milaca, MN on 05/13/2023 7:00 am
- **TEST IS FULL** June 2nd, 3rd & 4th Utility Prep & Utility Test-Kelley Farms-Hugo, MN on 06/02/2023 7:00 am
- July 15th MOCK Natural Ability Test-Four Brooks WMA-Milaca, MN on 07/15/2023 9:00 am
- July 22nd & 23rd 2023 Natural Ability Test-Four Brooks WMA-Milaca, MN on 07/22/2023 7:00 am
- **TEST IS FULL** August 19th & 20th NA-UPT-UT Test-Iron Range Retriever Club-Virginia, MN on 08/19/2023 7:00 am
- **TEST IS FULL** August 26th & 27th 2023 Utility Prep & Utility Test on 08/26/2023 7:00 am
- **TEST IS FULL** September 9th & 10th 2023 Natural Ability Test-Four Brooks WMA-Milaca, MN on 09/09/2023 7:00 am
Minnesota NAVHDA Test Refund Policy
NAVHDA Youth Testing Incentive Program (75% test fee refund for youth Handlers 18 and under)