Versatile Hunting Dog Federation (VHDF) in Saskatchewan

2017 Test: September 9-10, Alvena, Saskatchewan

This webpage was mounted on August 28, 2007 and last updated on August 16, 2017 by Sheila Schmutz



The test in 2017 will again be officially sponsored by the Saskatoon Gun Dog Club . The test will follow the typical VHDF rules but will be under the auspices of VHDF-Canada.

A blood tracking test, following VHDF-Canada rules, is planned for August 20, as a separate event. Any dog is eligible to enter this test, not just versatile breed dogs.

Fall VHDF Test Details

Tests Offered

Field Tests

  • Hunting Aptitude Evaluation (HAE) including a water test, $110
  • Advanced Hunting Aptitude Evaluation (AHAE), $130
  • Performance Evaluation (PE), $150
note makes check payable to Saskatoon Gun Dog Club and mail to Sheila Schmutz with entry form and copy of pedigree

The owner or handler must be a member of VHDF-Canada for 2017.

Summaries of the tests are available as downloads on the VHDF-Canada webpage and more detailed test rules are posted on the U.S. VHDF website. The age limit for the HAE puppy test is 18 months and it is suggested that the minimum age is about 5 months. There is no age limit for either the AHAE or PE tests.

Tracy Fisher and her LM pup Muddy Water's Dora in the 2016 HAE test. Behind, left to right: Al McKim, Field Marshal; Judges: Lawrence Pellerin, Vance Lester, Craig Wilson.

~ VHDF-Canada Field Test Entry Form ~

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Email Sheila Schmutz (sheila.schmutz@usask.ca), Test Secretary for further information


Entries in the 2017 Field Test

This test is full. A waiting list is now being maintained in case of any cancellations.

Saturday, September 9

Sunday, September 10


Agenda for the 2017 VHDF Test on Saturday at Alvena.

We will have a BBQ supper at the site on Saturday night. There will not be a silent auction this year.


Facilities

The test site is 2.5 km (1.5 mi) N and 1.5 km (1 mi) E of Alvena, Saskatchewan; or 60 km (40 mi) NE of Saskatoon, along Highway 41.

The abandoned farm site includes an outhouse and some shade from trees, and a metal roofed shelter, which can be tarped on the sides if weather is rainy, windy, or cold. There is a firepit and a portable stove will be on the site.

A Co-op store with many items and snacks is open on Friday & Saturday from 9 to 6, but not on Sunday. Bring lawn chairs and other items for your comfort.


Nearby Accomodation

There are no motels or restaurants in the town of Alvena. There are motels about 20 km away in Wakaw and Cudworth. The motel in Wakaw allows dogs in rooms, but the motel in Cudworth does not.

If you choose to stay in Saskatoon, we recommend the Heritage Inn for accomodation. It is dog friendly and near the north edge of the city and the airport. It is a "middle class" hotel with an attached cafe.

If you are travelling with a RV, there are a few options for RV campgrounds with plug-ins in Wakaw. If you want to park a camper or tent trailer or tent on the test site land, you would be welcome to do so. No electrical plugins are available there. Bring your own water.


Spectators

Visitors are welcome to watch from designated spots. A limited number may be able to walk along.


2016 Test Scores

A printable List of the 2016 VHDF-Canada field test scores for the Alvena, SK test can be downloaded as a pdf file.

2015 Test Scores

A printable List of the 2015 VHDF-Canada field test scores for the Alvena, SK test can be downloaded as a pdf file.

2014 Test Scores

A printable List of the 2014 VHDF test scores for the Alvena, SK test can be downloaded as a pdf file.

2013 Test Scores

A printable List of the 2013 VHDF test scores for the Alvena, SK test can be downloaded as a pdf file.

2012 Test Scores

A printable List of the 2012 VHDF test scores for the Alvena, SK test can be downloaded as a pdf file.

2011 Test Scores

A printable List of the 2011 VHDF test scores for the Alvena, SK test can be downloaded as a pdf file.

2010 Test - Oct. 3, 2010 Test (HAE only)

The scores for the 5 LMs & 1 GWP run in Oct., 2010 are shown on a separate page.

2010 Test - June 26, 2010 Test (HAE only)

The scores for the 5 LM pups run in June, 2010 are shown on a separate page.

The scores for the dogs run in 2009 are shown on a separate page.

The A printable list of the 2008 VHDF test scores for the Alvena, SK test can be downloaded as a pdf file.

The 2007 test was sponsored by members of the Large Munsterlander Club of North America and members of the Saskatchewan Gun Dog Club. Dogs of any hunting breed were welcome.....although from the entries one might not know this. Three dogs were run in AHAE and 10 dogs were run in HAE. The scores for these dogs are shown on a separate page.


LMCNA & LMAC Passing Score

Note that VHDF has not set passing scores for any level of testing but leaves this to individual breed clubs. Versatile dogs of any breed are welcome in this test.

Many of the dogs entered are often LMs and HAE is considered an "eligible to breed" test, a passing score has been determined. See the page on the LMAC website that explains this in detail.


For more information on field test rules visit Versatile Hunting Dog Federation (US)

For more information on Versatile Hunting Dog Federation - Canada