28 July 2013

Family visit - Will

Today, William (aka Will) from our 2011 litter with Brick & Miska came for a visit. I hadn't seen him in about a year and a half so it was really wonderful to see how nicely he had turned out.  (He was Mr Turquoise as a puppy.) In the photo he is on the far R.  Thanks for the visit Karen!!

L-R Uncle Tyro, half-sis Diva, Mama Miska & Will

26 July 2013

Old girls rock!!!


Happy 14th Birthday to Mila (M-OTCH Szuni's Shooting Star UD FDX TD AGI AGDC AADC CGC)!  She was sired by my beloved Sasha (Am/Cdn Ch Varazs Kiraly Sassy Sasha Am/Cdn CDX, Am RAE, FDJ, CGC, CGN).  Her birthday was actually yesterday (July 25).  I am very pleased to report that many of Sasha's kids have lived well into their senior years (12+) and some have reached 13 and now 14!!!  I am hoping his longevity genes carry through to all of his offspring!! 

Happy Barkday Mila!!!  May you live long and be healthy for years to come!!!

Thanks to owner/breeder Susan Scobie of Szuni Reg'd Vizslas for the use of the video (below) and the pictures of Mila which were taken on her 14th birthday.

Below is a video showing Mila beating up her two-year old grandson, Galen, in Vancouver BC where they live.  Despite her senior years and almost white coat, Mila still can dish it out when needed!! Old girls rock!!

21 July 2013

A(nother) First!

Bodi (a Brick-Miska puppy born May 31, 2011) earned a lure coursing title yesterday!  He is the first Varazs-bred dog to earn such a title and can add the initial CA (for Coursing Ability) behind his registered name. Way to go Bodi and owner Corrine Sellars!!  And today, they passed two more United Kennel Club lure coursing tests on their journey to a Coursing Ability Excellent title!

Here's a video of Bodi in action. (For some reason, the camera didn't focus well on the close ups at the end of the video.)



Typically only sight hounds have been allowed to compete in lure coursing (chasing a mechanically operated lure such as plastic bags/rabbit fur around a field) but two organizations in North America - the United Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club - now permit non-sight hounds to enter and compete in trials which is rather neat!

I tried the course today with Bodi's mom, Miska and his sister, Diva. Miska started to chase the lure but got distracted by all sorts of smells in the field and decided she would rather mark her territory and/or hunt for game than chase a lure.  Diva was much the same in her first run but then the light bulb went off in her head and she did extremely well and passed on her second try.  Yay!! Despite a third attempt for Miska, Miska just didn't 'get it'.  We'll try again next month!  Here's Diva's second run when she passed.  It was great!

15 July 2013


Diva - "Does my nose make my face look fat?? 
 Maybe I need rhinoplasty."

13 July 2013

Whose spot is it?

Miska, that is MY spot!!

And that is MY breakfast you're eyeing! 

While I was distracted taking photos of a baby Red-bellied woodpecker at our peanut feeder, Miska took the opportunity to climb onto my chair and check out what I was having for breakfast this morning.  Red-belly baby seen below. Don't know if this is a male or a female fledgling.  Adult males have a red stripe starting at their nose and going over the top of their heads to the nape of their neck while the female is similar but there is a break in the red stripe between the top of the nose & the top of the skull.  Anyway, we are thrilled to know these beautiful birds are breeding on our property and producing young.

10 July 2013

A walk at Burns Conservation

It's been an extremely wet and buggy spring / summer so far and a challenge to find places to exercise my dogs where we don't get eaten alive.  We ended up at wandering around the lake at Burns Conservation in Halton Region, Ontario. Here are some scenes from our walk.

New family of Canada Geese

Garbage left behind by a visitor.  Grrrrrr

A plant called Joe Pyeweed.

Diva & Tyro in the water


Large willow tree

Don't know what this flower is

Diva - happy girl!

8 July 2013

How to . . .

How to tire out 3 Vizslas when it's too buggy to take them for a walk in the woods . . .

5 July 2013

More birthday dog photos

If you follow my Blog, you'll know that June was a big birthday month for our litters.  Here are a few photos of more of our puppies sent to me by their owners.  Thank you so much owners!! I love hearing from and getting pictures and news of our puppies.

2011 Litter - 2 years old
Varazs Kedvesm Grand Finale "Elsie"

Elsie had a big birthday bash with her friends in Buffalo NY.

2006 Litter - 7 Years Old

CH Varazs Nyar The Contessa "Tessie" 
Tessie is a terrific squirrel hunter!!!

2003 Litter - 10 Years Old
Ch Varazs Kiralyi Fiu "Hudson"

Hudson, late May 2013 at the cottage

Yum, sticks are so tasty!

 Cdn & Int'l CH Varazs Artemis Vizsandy CD, AGI, RN (CKC & CARO), RA (CKC & CARO), RE, CGN "Shandy"

Shandy following a birthday run on the beach on Vancouver Island, BC

Varazs Kiralyi Szepseg CGC "Rachel"

Rachel, spring 2013, following surgery to remove a benign lump. Poor girlie!

CKC & UKC CH Varazs Sziv Jump For Joy BN RE CGC CGN "Katya

Katya looking very pensive

CH Varazs Kiralyi Szofia FDJ NAVHDA NA Prize II "Zsofi"

Zsofi chowing down on a Hero burger to celebrate turning 10!

4 July 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to our American friends!

This is Miss Elsie from our 2011 litter. Thanks to her owner for sending me this delightful picture!!