Fay initially owned and successfully exhibited poodles, starting with a toy then a miniature and finally several standard poodles which were to become her favourites. After injuring her back falling from a horse Fay had trouble grooming so whilst recovering she started researching smooth coated breeds that shared the characteristics of the poodle – trainable, affectionate, intelligent and with a great love of life. Liking the look of Vizslas from what she saw in books she started to try and find some in the flesh, this was rather difficult because at that time ( The mid seventies ) there had only been two litters born in Australia. The third Australian born litter was from two UK imports, Aus Ch Galfrid Lott X Aus Ch Galfrid Fecske and it was here that Fay found her first VIzsla, he was to become Aus Ch Kingsbury Colin CD, and so in 1977 the Hanafor Vizslas were established, Colin was closely followed by Aus Ch Kingsbury Erica CD, CDX sired by Napkeltei Vadasz Elod (Imp Can) . Fay then looked to the UK to compliment the lines she had and subsequently imported dogs from Gay Gottlieb, Jackie Perkins and Sue Millson. Over the years Fay worked tirelessly to improve the Vizslas quality and recognition in Australia fastly becoming one of Australia’s most influential and successful breeders, dogs achieving high honours not only in the showring but also in tracking, obedience, working and agility. A puppy bred under Fay’s UK affix Hanabrit, was to become Australia’s first ever Hungarian Vizsla Supreme Champion, he was Hanabrit Ponting the Way ( Sh Ch Gardenway Dramatist X Hanafor Libden Akira ) .
As well as judging several speciality shows in Australia Fay has also judged at the prestigious National Vizsla Club of America. Fay is a senior all breeds judge training judges in all breeds and she is also qualified to assess new judges, she gives breed lectures all over Australia not only on the Hungarian VIzsla but also on Wire Haired Vizslas, German Wire Haired Pointers, Weimaraners, Bracco Italianos and Brittanies.
As well as showing her own Vizslas Fay has exhibited other breeds including a Smooth Fox Terrier, Italian Greyhound, Pointer, Keeshond, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Basset Fauve de Bretagne and Bracco Italiano.