The Texas Chapter is made-up of dedicated men and women from all walks of life. We have avid hunters, professional trainers, breeders, showmen, and weekend warriors who are only interested in allowing their dogs the opportunity to exercise their natural skills. We are happy to welcome all levels of versatile dog enthusiast, and encourage those interested to visit us during one of our monthly training days. What you will find is a group of friendly people promoting, fostering, and improving the versatile hunting dog breeds in the GREAT state of TEXAS. Come join us!


Our Purpose

The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association is a legally recognized nonprofit 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, prevention of cruelty to animals, and the gun dog hunter by helping the hunter to train his dog to work before and after the shot, on land and in water. NAVHDA is an excellent complement to the activities of sporting dog breed clubs and field trial organizations. It was created to supplement the activities of those clubs by providing a proven, standard method of evaluating the performance of all versatile hunting dogs, consistent with North American hunting practices, regardless of breed.

“The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to foster, promote, and improve the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America; to conserve game by using well trained reliable hunting dogs before and after the shot; and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals by discouraging nonselective and uncontrolled breeding, which produces unwanted and uncared for dogs.”