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North American Versatile Hunting Dog Testing and Vizsla Stats

We are working closely with NAVHDA to determine notable vizslas and look at the 52 year history of versatile hunting dog testing.  The vizsla has not been a popular breed for testing in NAVHDA until the last decade.  We have assembled information to set apart the average testing scores from the superb scores of talented dogs.


TOTAL NUMBER OF VIZSLAS TESTED SINCE 1969*

Natural Ability 1,452 vizslas tested

Utility Preparatory Test - 56 vizslas tested

Utility Test - 461 vizslas tested

Invitational Test - 45 vizslas tested


*these are numbers of tests filled by vizsla breed, some individual dogs did repeat testing


Natural Ability Test

Natural Ability 1969-2020

405 achieved Prize 1 Scores (28% of Dogs) 

315 Dogs Achieved Prize 2 Scores (21%)

369 Dogs Achieved Prize 3 Scores (25%)

317 Dogs Failed to Pass (22%)

46 Dogs Evaluation Scores (4%)

Utility Preparatory Test

Utility Preparatory Test 1969-2020

2 achieved Prize 1 Scores (3.0% of Dogs) 

6 Dogs Achieved Prize 2 Scores (11%)

15 Dogs Achieved Prize 3 Scores (26%)

33 Dogs Failed to Pass (60%)

Utility  Test

Utility Test 1969-2020

88 achieved Prize 1 Scores (19%) 

116 Dogs Achieved Prize 2 Scores (25%)

114 Dogs Achieved Prize 3 Scores (25%)

143 Dogs Failed to Pass (31%)


Invitational  Test

1969-2020

PASS - 18 (40%)

NONE - 27 (60%)


4% of all vizslas tested in NAVHDA UT go on to pass the Invitational

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