About Our Tests

Spring Test:
Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd

Registration is currently open for our Spring Test.


The Tarheel Chapter holds tests twice a year, traditionally in March and December. The specific dates of these tests are announced and opened to Chapter membership, prior to them being posted publicly. If you would like to receive advance notice and early registration for our tests, you need to become a member of our chapter which you can do so here.

A test entry is considered complete when the Test Secretary has a completed form and the payment. Test entries are limited and will be taken on a first come, first served basis. (Note: Individuals are limited to 2 entries per testing weekend. Contact chapter leadership for potential special accommodation). All registration forms must be completed in full. If your number or dog’s number is pending please write this in appropriate boxes. Once your numbers become available please update the test secretary with this information. If you would like to join our wait list, you need to submit your entry form as well as payment. In the event you do not get into the test, we will refund your payment in full.

The form can be downloaded from this link: Entry form.

Entry Fees
Natural Ability: $135.00
UPT/UT: $160.00

Preferred payment is via Venmo to @Tarheel-NAVHDA. Or you can make a check payable to Tarheel Chapter of NAVHDA and mail it.

Mike Darrow
3030 Bluebird Ln
Apt 102
Mebane NC 27302

Email your entry form to test secretary Jon Kohan – kohan@me.com


Entries may be withdrawn or cancelled 30 days before the test date to receive a full refund. Inside the 30 day window, no refunds will be made except for a health issue with a dog, in which case veterinarian records must be provided, or Tarheel NAVHDA fills the vacated test spot. In such cases refunds will be made after the specified test date.


An e-mail message will be sent to all handlers upon receipt of the test entry form. If you are placed on a waiting list for the test you will be notified of this.  As the test approaches an email will be sent with the running order and important test information.


All recognized versatile breeds are eligible for NAVHDA tests as long as the dog is registered in the NAVHDA registry. The registration form can be found on the international NAVHDA website.

Dogs are eligible for Natural Ability testing up to and including the day they reach 16 months of age. Dogs over 16 months of age may run Natural Ability for evaluation only and may only run when space is available. No prize can be awarded for dogs over the age limit.

Both the owner and handler must be registered members of NAVHDA to enter a dog in the a sanctioned test.

Area Hotels & Lodging

The Inn at Anderson Creek
Approx. 5 miles from test grounds

Microtel Inn & Suites
Microtel Inn & Suites Website
Approx. 8 miles

Other options can be found here: Map of area with hotels