26 June 2013

100 collective years

10 puppies born June 26, 2003 . . .

The gang with their dam, Nova

Celebrate 10 years today.

Which equals 100 collective years!!

Happy 10th Birthday to . . .

  • "Miska" Int'l BIS (Vet), UKC/Int'l/Am/Can CH Varazs Kiralyi Kedvesem FD, NAVHDA NA Prize III, JH, Am/Can CDX, Am/Can RE, Am RAE, AGNS, AGNJS, URO1, CGN 
  • "Vadasz" Am/Can CH Varazs Kiralyi Vadaszat FDJ, Can/Am CD, NAVHDA NA Prize II, JH, Am RA, CGN 
  • "Hudson" CH Varazs Kiralyi Fiu RN (AKC) CGN 
  • "Katya" CH (Cdn & UKC) Varazs Sziv Jump For Joy AKC BN, AKC RE, CGC, CGN 
  • "Shandy" CH Varazs Artemis Vizsandy CD, AGN, AGI, RA (CARO), RE, CGN 
  • "Zsofi" CH Varazs Kiralyi Szofia FDJ NAVHDA NA Prize II 
  • "Noble" Varazs Kiralyi Noble Spirit 
  • Rachel Varazs Kiralyi Szepseg CGC
  • Ruby Varazs Kiralyi Rubicund 
  • Varazs Sarga Sunset "Amber" 
And special Happy Birthday to our wonderful Miska who has given me so much joy!

Miska 3 days old
Miska wears the orange collar
Around 10 weeks old

11 weeks old

11 weeks
Around 5 years

May 2013

Miska celebrating her first decade!

Birthday girl today - 10 years young

23 June 2013

Birthday girl Lucy

I love hearing from the owners of our puppies, especially when it's good news or just to get updates and photos of the dogs. 

The owner of CH Varazs Nyar Sea Breeze, aka Lucy, sent me these recent pictures of her.  Lucy, who lives on the west coast of Canada just turned 7 years of age on June 17, was out of our 2006 litter with our beloved dam Nova and stud dog Hudson (CH Kizmar Am/Can/International CH Kizmar Touch of Evil JH RA).  Lucy has, in my opinion, a lovely face and head.  I can see in the first photo that just like her brother Tyro, Lucy is getting a few white hairs under her chiny-chin chin.  Depending on whether you consider the Vizsla to be a medium-size or large-sized breed (I consider it to be medium), a 7-year old dog is about equal to 47 in human years.  Lots of people start to get grey hairs before this but by around 47 - 50, most of us are starting to turn grey so maybe this is also  normal in dogs.  Whaddya think?.

Two females in that litter were given the call name Lucy so to distinguish them, I had to refer to them as Lucy 1 and Lucy 2.  This was Lucy 2.   I especially love the photo of Lucy with the birthday hat on!!  Many thanks to Barb K for the photos!!  Happy Birthday again Lucy 2!!

17 June 2013

Lucky 7!

And another litter birthday!  

Happy 7th Birthday to our Hudson-Nova litter 
born June 17, 2006.  
There were 8 puppies:

  • CH Varazs Nyar Hot Sauce FDJ RN "Chili" / "Tucker"
  • CH Varazs Nyar Cigany "Lloyd"
  • BPIG CH Varazs Nyar Sea Breeze Lucy #2
  • CH Varazs Heavenly Summer Ruby #2
  • CH Varazs Nyar The Contessa "Tessie"
  • CH Varazs Napkelte Tyrone Am/Can CD, Am/Can RE, Am RAE, URO1, CGN, CGC "Tyro"
  • CH Varazs Edes Veronika "Nika"
  • Varazs Nyar Lucylou  "Lucy #1"
Here are brothers Tyro and Tucker at age 7.


Tucker, courtesy of C. Fickling

16 June 2013

Happy Doggie Daddy Day & Happy Birthday!

Happy Doggie Daddy Day 
to the sires of three of our litters 
which are also celebrating birthdays today and tomorrow!

Happy Doggie Daddy Day to:

Ozzie: CH Hubertus Quality Control FDJ who is the father of our 2008 litter with Miska.

and to

Hudson: CH Kizmar Touch of Evil RA JH who is dad of our 2006 litter with Nova

and to our beloved

Sasha: Am/Can CH Varazs Kiraly Sassy Sasha Am/Can CDX, FDJ, Am RE, Am RAE, TT, CGC, CGN who sired three litters, including our 2003 litter with Nova which produced our wonderful Miska.


Celebrating their fifth birthdays today, June 16, are:

Photo of Piper courtesy of C. Nielson

 Diva and Quest
Diva and Quest
 Blaze who himself is a daddy too.
Blaze - photo courtesy of B. Tanko

Andras who has sired two litters and is a daddy.

and Gunner (I don't have a current photo of Gunner.  This was taken in 2010.)

14 June 2013

Dog show scenes from Caledonia ON

Last weekend I was at dog shows in Caledonia Ontario with a few of my dogs.  There were two specialty shows for Vizslas (OAPBDFC and Vizsla Society of Ontario) and 4 all breed shows hosted by the Erie Shores Kennel Club.

Elsie (Varazs Kedves Grand Finale) from our 2011 litter free stacking.  She came 2nd in her class and was Reserve Winners Bitch on one of the days.

Sylvia at the front with almost 10 -yr old Vadasz in the VSO Veteran Sweepstakes

Sylvia with Vadasz

More photos of Sylvia and Vadasz.

Vadasz took a nice win in the Veteran Sweepstakes!

Vadasz - 2013 Best of Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweepstakes, Vizsla Society of Ontario Specialty Show

 Int'l BIS/RBIS (Veteran) AKC/CKC/Int'l/UKC CH Varazs Kiralyi Kedvesem NAVHDA NA Prize III CKC: FD, CDX, RE, RAE, AgIS, AgIJS, CGN; AKC: JH, CDX, RAE, OAP, OJP, CGC; Misc: URO2,TDI
Below:  Miska in Veteran Sweepstakes, Vizsla Society of Ontario Specialty Show on June 8. 
She came 1st in her class - 7-9 year old bitches!

Miska free stacking

Miska gaiting

CH Varazs Quester  (from my 2006 litter)

Below, half-brothers, BODI (born May 2011) and QUEST in the
best of breed line-up, VSO Specialty Show.
Bodi: BIS (UKC), CKC/UKC CH Varazs Mokany Kiralyi Orban FDJ JH URO1
On Thursday June 6, Bodi took Best of Breed at the Erie Shores all breed show and picked up more points towards his Grand Champion title!  Woot, woot!

Bodi made the judge's cut; Quest didn't

Quest and Vadasz giving their dad COMPLETE attention!
A good time was had by all our dogs!

10 June 2013

Wonder Dog!

May was a great month for my Miska.  She earned 3 Canadian Kennel Club titles.

  1. Rally Advanced-Excellent - RAE (CKC), May 26, 2013
  2. Agility Intermediate Jumpers (Selected) - (AGJS) (CKC), May 18, 2013
  3. Agility Intermediate Standard (Selected) - (AGIS) (CKC), May 18, 2013
The RAE is Miska's second RAE title as she also earned her American Kennel Club RAE title back in 2010.  Miska is my first Vizsla to earn RAE titles in two countries.  For those who know little or nothing about an RAE title, it involves passing BOTH Advanced and Excellent rally classes in one trial and requires 10 legs (i.e., 20 passes) to complete an RAE.  During our last rally obedience trials, I made a few handling errors in the Excellent classes where one can no longer repeat any stations if you do it wrong; this cost us lots of points but Miska still got very good scores. And Miska is also terrific in agility, usually earning clean runs and many placements.Her RAE title represents her 34th title before her 10th birthday.   I couldn't ask for a better dog!  Miska the WONDER DOG!

5 June 2013

Birthday swim & romp

Two puppies, Elsie (Miss Yellow) and Charlie (Mr Black formerly known as "Tunder") from our 2011 Brick-Miska litter met up today for a walk and swim at Charlie's place after almost two years apart.  They just celebrated their 2nd birthday on May 31.  They were accompanied by their mother, Miska, and big sister, Diva (born 2008) who will also be celebrating their birthdays later this month.  A great time was had by all.  Following their romp and swim, they were treated to home made mini-banana muffins.  Yum!

Pretty Elsie

Handsome Charlie

Elsie's creating the splash while Charlie & Diva swim in tandem


Group Photos
Charlie to Diva, "Can you keep a secret?"  L-R  Elsie, Diva, Charlie & Mama Miska

L-R  Elsie, Mama Miska, Diva & Charlie