The Natural Ability Test is designed to evaluate young dogs on their inherent natural abilities with a view to gaining an insight into their possible future value as versatile gun dogs.
NAVHDA registered dogs are eligible for a Natural Ability Test up until, and including, the day they reach 16 months of age. Dogs between 16 months and 22 months of age may be run for evaluation only. Dogs over 16 months may only be run if space is available. No prize classification can be awarded a dog run for evaluation. No restrictions are placed on the number of times a dog may be tested, provided eligibility requirements are met.