HVC Championship Show 2nd October 2016 Judge: Fay Harris (Hanafor)
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.
Gundog Working Test – 25 May 2015
The Club held a very successful GWT on 25th May 2015.The results are here.
If you are new to working your dog, or fancy trying your hand at training for gundog work, then you may find Margo’s Blog an interesting and useful read. Our Secretary is currently training her young bitch, Tara, having had no prior experience of training a gundog for field work. She will be writing regular updates as training progresses, with all the trials and tribulations she encounters along the way.
To see more photos of the working test click here
Vizsla Health Seminar – 19th April 2015
The Club was proud to be associated with an extremely successful vizsla health seminar – at Fitzpatrick Referrals – home of the Supervet !The event was attended by 60 dedicated vizsla owners and breeders, HVC committee members, representatives of the Charity and great interest too from veterinary professionals. Here is the Fitzpatrick news item The topics covered were (slideshows) – Vizsla Inflammatory Polymyopathy (VIP), First Aid, Lumbosacral Disease, Epilepsy/Genetics
For full details of this special day click here
The Hungarian Vizsla Club Fun Rally – 20/21st September 2014
The Cedar Field, Market Bosworth
The Club held a very successful fun rally – the result of many many months of planning and hard work by the HVC committee and other helpers too on the day. The activities included a fun dog show, agility and talks on behaviour, training and showing. Plenty of side stalls too. It was really gratifying to see that all the people who came along enjoyed themselves with their gorgeous dogs. We’ve been asked by many when the next rally will be, all I can say is watch this space. Click here to see the full account of the day.
HVC Training Day 27 April 2014
We had a great training day 27 April with Allan Hender. 26 people attended with dogs of various ability. The weather was kind to us and hopefully everyone enjoyed the day.
We had hunting and pointing live caged Quail , blood tracking, various retrieves and water retrieves and lots of advice from very experienced trainers.
Water Training Day 2014
The HVC held a water training day with Allan Hender in West Berkshire, the weather was kind to us and it did not rain until the very end of the training. Click here for more information about a great day
The day ended with some exhausted dogs (and handlers) and hopefully everyone gained something from the day.
Thank you all who took part and thank you for your support.
Arron Busby came along to photograph the day to see photos click here
HVC TRAINING DAY 2 June 2013
at the Drummond Estate, Enderby, Leicestershire by kind permission of Mr Fred Drummond and his gamekeeper Brian Griffiths
The weather was kind with a light breeze ideal for hunting. We had 9 dogs attending and started the day at 10am with some basic obedience training. We worked our way up until all dogs present where shot over. Everybody enjoyed their day and came away feeling a lot more positive about what they can achieve with their dogs.
We also had some spectators and a family attending who are waiting for their Vizsla puppy to be born.
HVC Shotover Day 21 January 2012
Following on from the successful training days held in March and April 2011, the Draycott family (owners of the Tooley Park shoot) offered the ground for a shot over day towards the end of the season. This took place on 21st January and was attended by 6 novice dogs and handlers. I was generously assisted by Penny Simpson and the guns on the day were Peter & Andrew Draycott, Mark Hill who owns the adjoining farm who also made ground available to us on the day and Nick Hart who handles the financial side of the shoot – read more
HVC Training Days – 27 March & 9 April 2011
The HVC held 2 training days for novice handlers as an introduction into working their Vizslas on a shoot, working test or field trial. 12 Vizslas and their handlers attended either one or both days. All dogs demonstrated some degree of ability and hopefully this will just be a start to their working careers.
The trainers were Penny Simpson, well known in Vizsla circles, Geoff Thompson, a very experienced handler and respected in GSP circles and Derek Whitfield, Acting HVC Field Trial Secretary – read more