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Welcome to the Potomac Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association.

The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association or NAVHDA is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to fostering, improving, promoting and protecting the versatile hunting dog in North America and to the conservation of all game.

On this site you will find information about why we train and test, how to join our chapter, upcoming chapter events, chapter contact details and our blog where you can see what chapter members have been up to.

Train Hard; Test Easy


We are the oldest regional NAVHDA chapter, established May 10, 1972. Our committed members have been training their own dogs and helping new members learn to train dogs for years. 

Chapter members come from all walks of life and have varying levels of experience, from first time owners to seasoned handlers.  We are very lucky to have several NAVHDA judges and apprentice judges as members, who have a wealth of experience.


Winter Meeting

Sunday February 16 - Midday

Bethesda Chevy Chase IWLA