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Versatile Hunting Dogs

Until the industrial age, hunting dogs were bred for specific purposes; retrievers, flushers, pointing dogs, fox hunting, upland, waterfowl, etc. Only the wealthy could afford a kennel full of different breeds. With the industrial age, a middle class wealth was born. While families couldn’t afford a kennel full of dogs, they could afford one dog. Breeds were created to do all kinds of hunting. They are known today as versatile hunting dogs. They search, point, fetch on land and water, retrieve to hand, and serve as a great family member.

One of the versatile hunting dog breeds is the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, or “Griff”. With the proper training, versatile hunting dogs are some of the finest hunting dogs.

North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) is dedicated to fostering, improving, promoting, and protecting the versatile hunting dog in North America. The people involved in NAVHDA are not in competition with one another, but instead assist each other in training, and root for one another. In NAVHDA you will make friends for life.

Versatile Breeds
BRACCO ITALIANO
IRISH SETTER
BRAQUE D’AUVERGN
LARGE MUNSTERLANDER
BRAQUE DU BOURBONNAIS
PICARDY SPANIEL
BRAQUE FRANCAIS
POINTER
BRITTANY
PORTUGUESE POINTER
CESKY FOUSEK
PUDELPOINTER
DRENTSE PARTRIDGE
SLOVAKIAN WIREHAIRED POINTER
ENGLISH SETTER
SMALL MUNSTERLANDER
FRENCH SPANIEL
SPINONE
GERMAN LONGHAIRED POINTER
STICHELHAAR
GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER
VIZSLA
GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER
WEIMARANER
GORDON SETTER
WIREHARIED POINTING GRIFFON
IRISH RED & WHITE SETTER
WIREHAIRED VIZSLA