Some information about myself and my Vizslas..
I belong to the Vizsla Club of America (VCA), the Miami Valley Vizsla Club (MVVC), Clermont County Kennel Club, Queen City Dog Training Club and the Clermont County Dog Training Club. I am the AKC Delegate for Queen City Dog Training Club, held a two year term on the Board of the Vizsla Club of America. Before that I served a 7-year term as the Membership Co-Chair for the Vizsla Club of America and have served two terms as a Trustee (Board member) for the Clermont County Dog Training Club. I have been fortunate to serve in a number of capacities at the regional and national level. I am also a TTouch practitioner (P1).
Pam Williams is Tega's Breeder and co-owner of Tega. Pam finished Tega in a relatively few number of times in the show ring from the Bred-by-Exhibitors class. I asked Pam to remain as co-owner on all of the dogs I own, and as co-breeder because Pam is a wonderful friend, and resource. She is a member of the Vizsla Club of America (VCA). For more on Pam and Windrunner Vizslas, her web site is http://windrunnervizslas.blogspot.com
I live with three Vizslas: Tega, KABOOM! and Kai. I co-own Buzz and Tank two males that live in IL. I have been involved in Vizslas since 1991. After 23 years of owning, competing with and occasionally breeding Great Danes, I switched to the Vizsla breed. Jake was my first Vizsla. Jake was not conformation quality, but his heart was pure Vizsla. He finished his first level of obedience title with ease, but absolutely hated to travel - anywhere, and was given to my daughter. He lived with her and later with her family until his death in January 2006 at 13 years of age.
The next three of my Vizslas earned their conformation title (CH). To balance the CH title, Cat had a CD and a TDI, Wells had his NA, and OAJ agility titles, his CD, his RN (Rally) and his TDI. Tega has her CH (with a BISS) and RN title. For Tega the fun is in the play-and the treats involved!
Tega is a gem. She was selected for my home because of her intelligence and willingness to be bottom dog in the pack. This was necessary because of the temperament of the pack I had at the time. Away from home she adapts to the situation and is willing to be the top dog. She has had three litters. Every pup produced by Tega's mother (including Tega and her son KABOOM!) likes to roll in and eat nasty things - and many of them like to counter surf. Tega and KABOOM! learned very early that counter surfing resulted in a panicked human-but the 'gene' might be there regardless.
Tega was bred for the last time when she came into season in 2008. She was bred to Dual CH. Oakleaf's Everwhen Chances R CDX, MH, NA, VC, V.C.A. Registry Of Merit and VCA Hall of Fame.
KABOOM! would love to do agility, but his body is not designed for the impact of A-frames and twisting of weaves. He absolutely loved Rally. And if his handler (me) did not goof, he always qualified. He finished his RAE (Rally Advanced Excellent) title with no problems, but his back is making two runs in a day hard. He is now loving Nose Work classes. He loves to please, and scent games are great mental exercise, with little demands on his body.
Kai is the girl I kept out of Tega's third, and last, litter. Let's say that she has a lot to teach me. She is from the Mission litter, and her puppy name was Katie, an astronaut. She loves to fly-in the field, in the yard, and over the fence (4 foot) between the front and back yard! Perhaps naming a litter after people who fly is NOT a good idea! Kai has her Grand Championship title, her Rally excellent title, and we are finally seriously training for Agility. At some point are birds- which means that she will be wearing a gps collar so that I can find her in the fields. She is intense and once trained to hold a point cannot be expected to recall!
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