Some of you may be aware that Anthea White had a nasty fall at our Open Show on Sunday. Trevor White has asked us to post the following….. We would like to take this opportunity to wish her a speedy recovery

“Many of you were present at the HVC Open Show on Sunday and witnessed  Anthea’s fall  when she was showing  Cez in the John Wagstaff Trophy Class.

Anthea believes that Cez caught his front leg on Anthea’s foot, when running in the  ring, which threw Anthea to the ground, taking the full force to her  face and her right knee .  Members and competitors quickly went to Anthea’s aid as she laid there very still. First Aid was given until a Paramedic arrived which was at least 45minutes to an hour later.

We are  so grateful to everyone who was so kind in helping Anthea including Caz(Carol) for comforting Anthea throughout, Helen, Mary, Verity(Vet) who could only offer euthanasia if it was necessary,  Dawn for looking after Cez and our Boys plus all the kind people who helped, thank you also to Susan and Derek for dismantling and packing away my photographic equipment.

After an initial preliminary examination, the Paramedic did not consider it necessary to take Anthea to A&E but still asked her if she wanted to go. Nobody likes being away from home in an emergency  so Anthea just wanted to get home and take it from there, once the Paramedic was satisfied that Anthea could get up and walk to the car.

We saw our dentist at 2.00pm this afternoon who took an x-ray of Anthea’s upper jaw and teeth which confirmed that she had fractured her jaw plus a root of the upper left 1st (front tooth) which may die as the blood flow was severed because of the fracture. The other senior dentist at our local practice also examined Anthea and the x-ray and said that the fracture is too advanced for a dentist to deal with and therefore phoned the A&E General Hospital St.Richards at Chichester asking for an urgent referral to the maxillofacial consultant.

We arrived at the A&E at 4.00pm and eventually saw a doctor who knew nothing about the referral, after an hour and a half she located the referral and spoke to the ‘maxfac’ consultant who requested an x-ray of the whole jaw. The x-ray was not helpful and showed very little. Fortunately, I took a photo of the screen x-ray with my phone whilst at the dentist which was far superior to the hospital x-ray.  I showed this image to the consultant who also confirmed a fracture to the upper jaw. The consultant immediately  aneathetised Anthea’s upper jaw and gums. We then went into the A&E Theatre where the consultant was able to push the teeth backand realign the fracture and  bite. A splint with wire was cemented to the other teeth to help stabilise the fracture and to aid the healing process. The Op took an hour to complete.  We have to go back tomorrow (Tuesday) to check that the splint has kept the bite in place and will need to go back each week for at least the next six weeks for check ups. A fabulous job so far, fingers crossed that all heals well.

The impact to her right knee jarred and stretched the tendons and calf muscle which has caused severe swelling below the knee, which again is very painful, they provided  Anthea with some crutches to aid mobility.

We arrived back home at 8.00pm this evening totally knackered. Anthea has since had some painkillers, cups of tea and some soup. The Consultant recommends a liquid diet over the next 6 weeks.    No! He didn’t mean whisky!

Once again thank you to everyone for your help, emails and phone calls of kind thoughts and good wishes.

Best wishes

Trevor and Anthea”

Exciting News—–Hungarian Vizsla Club is Granted Open FT Status

I am delighted to advise that today I received a letter from the KC that the HVC has been awarded permission to host Open Field Trials.

What fabulous news for the Club and such a massive milestone after being one of the pioneering clubs establishing HPR trialling in the 1970s.

Many of the people I approached to request support for our application had assumed that the HVC already had Open FT status, so it was very gratifying to learn that the level of support registered with the KC , and I quote, “was so immense.”

Through this medium and others I wish to convey my sincere thanks, and those of the Club, to those people and clubs who responded in a timely and kindly way to our request for written support for our application. You made a significant and decisive contribution to the grant of permission.

Thanks also go to those friends and colleagues in the shooting and HPR trialling community who canvassed on our behalf with their friends and colleagues and offered so much encouragement along the way.

I would also like to thank the Kennel Club and their relevant committees and sub-committees, and to the key individuals in the Working Dogs Activities Department which gave advice and encouragement along the way. The process, which seemed daunting at times, was eased along by very kindly and knowledgeable people. If the KC can say “immense”, I can say in return “impeccable”.

Open field trial status for the HVC has been a long time coming, and now it is a reality. The club, an early pioneer of HPR trialling, has finally arrived at the upper echelon of HPR trialling clubs and this can only help to further enhance the status of the Vizsla as a working HPR, and encourage newcomers into the field.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am at this news.

All the best,

Nigel Wroe
HVC: Acting FT Secretary

2016 Champ Show Results

2016 Champ Show Special Awards Results



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Some very sad. Beryl Budgen (Duncarreg) has sadly passed away.

The funeral is this Friday 16 September at Hereford Crematorium at 3.45  -all welcome- No Flowers but Donations if wished -to go to St Michaels Hospice, Hereford.

Betty Smith (Zavis)
Chair of The Hungarian Vizsla Club 2007-2015 (Retired)


Betty says it came about when she was jumbling up the word Vizsla, to see what caught her eye –on choosing Zavis she later found out that the name denotes a desire to be a leader, to pioneer new undertakings, and to try new ideas of practical and creative endeavours

Betty first came onto the Club committee in 1987 and served until 2001 taking on various roles.   She was the Club’s first Membership Secretary, this job previously having been done by the Treasurer.   She was the newsletter editor for several years producing 3 newsletters per year and for a short period Field Trial Secretary.   Betty also started the club merchandise sales.

As Betty had a business which occupied much of her time she stepped down in 2001 but was persuaded to rejoin the committee in 2008 and was duly elected Chair of the committee.   She held this post until her retirement in 2015 when she decided the time had come to devote more time to her family and dogs and also plans for a move from Kent where she has lived for 50 years.

Her roles within the Club had been many and varied, which few can equal and it gave her a good insight as to how things ought to be done when she took the role of Chair.

The first Vizsla came to the Smith household in 1979, more of that later. Betty gave her first set of tickets for the Breed in 1996 at Bath and has judged both the Club & Society’s Championship shows.

She was involved with our web site when in its infancy and although retired from the committee she still remains on our Judges sub-committee, is author for our web site, is the breed representative at the Breeds Liason Committee of the Kennel Club, and assists with most if not all of our Breed Seminars as Assessor or Speaker.

Betty’s first Vizsla, Galfrid Gerard (Tas)came from the famous Galfrid kennels in 1979 as husband John had business connection with Angela Boys.   Tas won 1CC and 1 RCC ensuring that Betty became hooked on showing.   Then in 1981 came Galfrid Jacinthe, who was the foundation bitch for the kennel with her pups carrying the first litter with Zavis attached to them.  In the eighties she handled Sh Ch Galfrid Whig to his title for Angela Boys.  To date Betty has made up a Sh Ch – in ShCh/IrShCh Saddleglade Contago bred by Claire Aldridge – has bred one Show Champion carrying the Zavis affix in Z Loch Lindores, the  litter brother Zavis Loch Loyle sitting on 2 CCs, by  Sh Ch Gardenway Dalgliesh X  Zavis Indian Summer. Several other dogs carrying the Zavis affix have CCs & RCC’s.   Also in the 1990s the Zavis affix was seen at working tests, both John and Betty winning awards –so a truly all round kennel.

We have been very fortunate to have had Betty’s knowledge and expertise batting for the Club and she will be missed, however we know if we need to ask advice it would be forthcoming.   With the number of years Betty has given to the Club she should have time off for “good behavior” as many criminals do not serve as long a sentence as Betty has done for the Club!!!!

Betty from all of us enjoy your retirement and thankyou.

Sue Chair HVC

Betty Smith
Betty Smith

2016 Open Show

Judge Mr Kevin Grewcock (Ryanstock)

BEST DOG                                                               open show results 2016
Townsend’s Daxpack Risk Taker Rainscote

RESERVE BEST DOG                                              Pics
Jones and Cutty’s Alfizsbet The Upstart

Barwick’s Bequerelle Vagabond

Harris Ch Szajani Sipos JW ShCM

Belton’s Flushpoint Willow

Harper’s Pitswarren Zizi Jeanmaire

Harris Ch Szajani Sipos JW ShCM

Townsend’s Daxpack Risk Taker Rainscote

Harper’s Pitswarren Zizi Jeanmaire

Barwick’s Bequerelle Vagabond



Special Awards Classes

Judge  Helen Macauley (Kaslidh)

Special Awards Open 2016