28 June 2012

VSO Specialty Show & Sweepstakes

Four of my dogs did very well at the 2012 Vizsla Society of Ontario's Specialty Show and Sweepstakes.  First to the Puppy Sweepstakes.  Elsie, a female puppy from Miska's last litter born May 31, 2011, was entered in the 12-18 month old Female Puppy Sweepstakes.  She won her class and then was selected as Best of Opposite Sex in Puppy Sweeps!

Second to the Veteran Sweepstakes. Nine year-old Vadasz (Am/Can CH Varazs Kiralyi Vadaszat FDJ, Can/Am CD, NAVHDA NA Prize II, JH, RN (AKC), RA (AKC), CGN) won the 7-10 year old veteran class and then was awarded Best Veteran in Sweepstakes.  His sister and my dog Miska (won the 7-10 year old Female Veteran class and then was awarded Best of Opposite in Veteran Sweepstakes.  The judge was Alexandria Richard of London, ON, herself a long-time Vizsla breeder and owner.  It was an honor to my dogs to be acknowledged by her.

And then Miss Elsie took Reserve Winners Bitch in the Specialty Show under Hungarian judge, Dr. Tamas Jekkel of Budapest. To see more of Elsie at the show, click here.

Quest (CH Varazs Kedves Quester) made the cut for Best of Breed.  He was handled by my friend, Rhonda Smith Gianni.

Quest at the front of the Best of Breed line-up

Stacked nicely

Quest (far L) making the BOB cut


  1. Well done & congratulations!!

  2. LOVE your Vizslas!! Quest looked really great; too bad he didn't win Best of Breed.

    1. Sharon - thanks! I thought he looked great & he was very expertly handled. I was on another one of my dogs at the time. Anyway, it was an honor for Quest to "make the cut' for Best of Breed by a Hungarian judge. I couldn't fault the dog that took Best of Breed since it was a half-brother to Quest so it was 'in the family'. The BOB dog carried more weight & substance than Quest but the following day, the Cdn judge didn't like any of the champions (perhaps too much bone & substance for her?) because she put up the Winners Dog as Best of Opposite over all the Specials (i.e., Champions). We pay for the judge's opinion & that's what we get whether we agree or like it or not.