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A VHDF-Canada test will be held on September 8-9, 2018 at Alvena.

The linked webpage provides additional information. Email the Test Secretary, tmckay@ifsgroup.ca for entry information or to volunteer to help.


Training Days

Some member training days are planned for the summer of 2018. Weather can postpone such events, so emails to members are the best way to confirm the dates. Please always notify the host if you plan to attend so she/he has your email and can send you directions. Non-members are welcome to attend one training event, but must email the host person in advance.

  • Saturday, May 5; Strawberry Hills area, east of Saskatoon. Hosted by Lynn Oliphant & Rhonda Shewfelt.
  • Saturday, May 26; Alvena, SK. Blood Tracking Workshop, 1-4 PM Hosted by Joe Schmutz.
  • Sunday, July 22, 9-3 Alvena, SK. Hosted by Joe & Sheila Schmutz.
  • Saturday August18, 9-3, Alvena, SK. Hosted by Joe & Sheila Schmutz.

Since hunting season opens September 1, all training stops and what members have been working towards over the summer can begin!

Other Events

The annual meeting for 2018 was held on Sunday February 4, in the meeting room at Cabela's in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Gundog Display and Presentations

A display was mounted outside Cabela's in May 2017, and one is planned for 2018 also. Dogs and Handlers were present. Rick Schryer organizes this.

March 2014 Training Workshops

A pair of training workshops were given by Nell McKim on Sunday, March 4 and 16, 2014 in an indoor arena near Saskatoon.

Nell McKim is a Saskatoon Gun Dog Club member who has participated in various canine activities including training and hunting over pointing dogs and flushing dogs. As head Instructor for the Humboldt and District Dog Training Club, Nell taught dog obedience classes for over two decades and attended other activities such as Working Stock Dog seminars and Agility classes. Nell is a member of the Saskatoon Retriever Club, the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, and a past member of the Saskatchewan Stock Dog Association. Nell has successfully run several Brittany Brittany Spaniels through various levels of NAVHDA tests.


Please direct questions regarding this website to: Sheila Schmutz

This page was last updated on July 12, 2018.