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About Us

The Sebasticook Chapter of NAVHDA is a nonprofit corporation, and one of more than 100 chapters that are part of the NAVHDA International organization.

We are people who work together to teach others how to train their own versatile hunting dogs. Some areas of training we focus on are general obedience; pointing and tracking game; steadiness to wing, shot and fall; retrieval and delivery of downed game to hand, on land or water; and backing/honoring other dogs. Though testing is not required, we provide the NAVHDA testing system as an option to those dog owners who seek a standard by which they can measure their dog’s progress in these areas. As a chapter, our goal is to welcome members to a fun training environment so that they can learn how to train their own dog, and in turn, they can help teach others as they progress and perhaps meet a friend or two along the way!

The Versatile Place training ground in Smithfield.Sebasticook was the first NAVHDA Chapter to buy its own Versatile Place training and testing grounds in Smithfield, Maine, where we have beautiful fields and a serpentine stream. Whether you are an avid upland bird hunter, waterfowl hunter or like to do both, as your versatile dog does, we offer a variety of training to suit your needs. This map will help you find our Versatile Place.


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NAVHDA International

The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster, improve, promote, and protect the versatile hunting dog in North America; to conserve game by using well trained reliable hunting dogs before and after the shot; and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals by discouraging non-selective and uncontrolled breeding, which produces unwanted and uncared for dogs.

Versatile Breeds

As an organization, we focus on the versatile pointing breeds. Click here for a list of breeds.

Upcoming Events

T-Shirts & Hats

Sebasticook T-shirts, Hats & Sweatshirts now available at all our events!

  • Shirts - $15
  • Hats - $20
  • Sweatshirts - $35
    (available by pre-order)

Find Us on Facebook

Link to Sebasticook NAVHDA's Facebook page.