2014 Open Show – judge Mr C Hill (Scalene)

MPD   1 Karaszy’s Falco Peregrinus at Silvestre, 2 Reidolvalley What a Card, 3 Topaeris Master Blaster

PD       1 Reidolvalley What a Card, 2 Artilysminiz Wisteria, 3 Silvestre Blazing Saddles

JD – no entries

YD       1 Hubertus Hungaricum Adal at Pitswarren (ImpHun), 2 Bournehouse Crispin, 3 Lutra Lord Admiral by Arunszvar

PGD    1 Zahur Zambala, 2 Broadsedge Dream Lover

LD       1 Parcroft Piros by Arunszvar, 2 Daxpack Court Case

OD      1 Bitcon Skymaster with Silvestre ShCM, 2 Hookside Gabor, 3 Bournehouse Hawkeye to Bequerelle, 4 ShCh Duncarreg Alesandro Del Pirospont JW

VD      1 ShCh Bequerelle Cooper Creek JW ShCM, 2 Vizslanya Rebusz at Pirospont ShCM

FTD    1 Hookside Gergo

MPB   1 Alsziv Laurona, 2 Nicael Miss Ginger Rogers

PB       1 Kincsem Pussy Galore

JB       1 Daxpack Lush Lashes, 2 Carnlochan Sirocco

YB       1 Nicael Lola, 2 Topaeris Summer Love, 3 Alfizsbet The One And Only, 4 Karrouki Windflower, 5 B’Ignis Brunensis Locura at Aldom

PGB    1 Afanleigh Sophie at Perllanside, 2 Glaslleb Skyfall, 3 Nicael Rochella at Alsziv, 4 Karrouki Windrush D’Lyla JW, 5 Kincsem Emma Llatsew

LB       1 Gingibre Head Over Heels, 2 Helsim Over The Rainbow, 3 Kincsem Pretty Picture, 4 Ranchstar Alice Tinker, 5 Silvestre Click My Heels with Carnlochan

OB      1 ShCh Carwci’s Phoenix ShCM, 2 ShCh Pitswarren denim Genes JW, 3 Kincsem Libby at Topaeris, 4 Nicael Flora, 5 Silvestre Shake Yr Booty

VB       1 Aldom Cristal, 2 Szajani Komika, 3 Shelseivad Gingers Gift to Silvestre, 4 Bequerelle Pinaroo, 5 Ranchstar Miranda Hobbes

FTB    1 Daxpack Thornbird, 2 Szajani Komika

Ch Stakes D or B

1 Sh Ch Carwci’s Phoenix ShCm, 2 Salvache Hidden Glory to Bequerelle JW

Brace  1 Mrs S & Mr NS Mills, 2 Mr G & Mrs CA Sutherland, 3 Mr TD & Mrs AM White

John Wagstaff Special Working Memorial D or B

1 Zavis Rhapsody, 2 Karrouki Windrush D’Lyla JW, 3 Hookside Gabor, 4 Parcroft Piros by Arunszvar

 

BD      Hubertus Hungaricum Adal at Pitswarren (imp.hun)

RBD    ShCh Bequerelle Coopers Creek JW ShCM

bpd      Karaszy’s Falco Peregrinus at Silvestre

 

bb        Zavis Rhapsody

rbb      Nicael Lola

bpb      Kincsem Pussy Galore

Results of the HVC Open Show held on 16th March 2014

BIS

Best in Show:White’s Parcroft Piros by Arunszvar
Reserve Best in Show:Connolly’s Bitcon Celebrity

 

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Best Puppy in Show:Da Silva’s Bournehouse Crispin
Reserve Best Puppy in Show: Rutherford & Westall’s Kincsem Enna Llatsew
Congratulations to all the winners!

All the results can be found here

 

Results of 2015 Open show

MPD   1 Karaszy’s Falco Peregrinus at Silvestre, 2 Reidolvalley What a Card, 3 Topaeris Master Blaster

PD       1 Reidolvalley What a Card, 2 Artilysminiz Wisteria, 3 Silvestre Blazing Saddles

JD – no entries

YD       1 Hubertus Hungaricum Adal at Pitswarren (ImpHun), 2 Bournehouse Crispin, 3 Lutra Lord Admiral by Arunszvar

PGD    1 Zahur Zambala, 2 Broadsedge Dream Lover

LD       1 Parcroft Piros by Arunszvar, 2 Daxpack Court Case

OD      1 Bitcon Skymaster with Silvestre ShCM, 2 Hookside Gabor, 3 Bournehouse Hawkeye to Bequerelle, 4 ShCh Duncarreg Alesandro Del Pirospont JW

VD      1 ShCh Bequerelle Cooper Creek JW ShCM, 2 Vizslanya Rebusz at Pirospont ShCM

FTD    1 Hookside Gergo

MPB   1 Alsziv Laurona, 2 Nicael Miss Ginger Rogers

PB       1 Kincsem Pussy Galore

JB       1 Daxpack Lush Lashes, 2 Carnlochan Sirocco

YB       1 Nicael Lola, 2 Topaeris Summer Love, 3 Alfizsbet The One And Only, 4 Karrouki Windflower, 5 B’Ignis Brunensis Locura at Aldom

PGB    1 Afanleigh Sophie at Perllanside, 2 Glaslleb Skyfall, 3 Nicael Rochella at Alsziv, 4 Karrouki Windrush D’Lyla JW, 5 Kincsem Emma Llatsew

LB       1 Gingibre Head Over Heels, 2 Helsim Over The Rainbow, 3 Kincsem Pretty Picture, 4 Ranchstar Alice Tinker, 5 Silvestre Click My Heels with Carnlochan

OB      1 ShCh Carwci’s Phoenix ShCM, 2 ShCh Pitswarren denim Genes JW, 3 Kincsem Libby at Topaeris, 4 Nicael Flora, 5 Silvestre Shake Yr Booty

VB       1 Aldom Cristal, 2 Szajani Komika, 3 Shelseivad Gingers Gift to Silvestre, 4 Bequerelle Pinaroo, 5 Ranchstar Miranda Hobbes

FTB    1 Daxpack Thornbird, 2 Szajani Komika

Ch Stakes D or B

1 Sh Ch Carwci’s Phoenix ShCm, 2 Salvache Hidden Glory to Bequerelle JW

Brace  1 Mrs S & Mr NS Mills, 2 Mr G & Mrs CA Sutherland, 3 Mr TD & Mrs AM White

John Wagstaff Special Working Memorial D or B

1 Zavis Rhapsody, 2 Karrouki Windrush D’Lyla JW, 3 Hookside Gabor, 4 Parcroft Piros by Arunszvar

 

BD      Hubertus Hungaricum Adal at Pitswarren (imp.hun)

RBD    ShCh Bequerelle Coopers Creek JW ShCM

bpd      Karaszy’s Falco Peregrinus at Silvestre

 

bb        Zavis Rhapsody

rbb      Nicael Lola

bpb      Kincsem Pussy Galore

Training Days

WATER TRAINING DAY 18 MAY 2014
With Allan Hender in West Berkshire

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. Unfortunately the original water training area was not available to us and we therefore trained at the West Berkshire Gundog Club training ground which has a fast flowing river and to ensure that there was not too much hanging around we also done some general training.
Arron Busby came along to photograph the day.

We met at 10am at which time Allan ran through the various disciplines that he had prepared for us. The idea was that folk went to whatever activity they wanted rather than going in groups.

In the morning there were water retrieves which could be challenging as the river does have a fast flow, however, downriver there was a trusty dog to retrieve any dummies not retrieved by the dog training. Some dogs retrieved from the bank on the other side of the river and some went in a river and swam for the first time.

On land there was a rabbit bungee, this required the dog to be sent out for a seen retrieve and on the dogs return to the handler about 6 feet to the side of them a rabbit bungee was let off with the hope that the dog would ignore this and carry on with the return to hand. Ha Ha some dogs decided that the rabbit looked far more fun and tried desperately to get it.

There was a retrieve from a pen and with the dog sitting some distance away and the dummy was thrown into the pen and the dog then sent to retrieve it, something a bit different and as most folk do not have access to a pen it was very a useful exercise.

Further down the field a dummy launcher was being used for longer retrieves and was again good practice for those dogs who get over excited at the sound of the launcher.

Allan was taking the hunting and we had a fabulous wind blowing just right to encourage hunting and to see the dogs natural ability.

At lunch break the HVC provided cakes and soft drinks

In the afternoon the dogs could do a water retrieve from a different entry on the river.

Neil was giving tuition in getting your dog to deliver the dummy to hand and those who took advantage of this found his suggestions very useful.

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.

Training Day – 2nd June 2013
at the Drummond Estate, Enderby, Leicestershire by kind permission of
Mr Fred Drummond and his gamekeeper Brian Griffiths

The weather had been kind to us – no rain, some sunshine and a light breeze ideal for hunting. We had 9 dogs attending (5 Vizslas, 3 Weimaraners, 1 Cocker Spaniel) and started the day at 10am with some basic obedience training. We worked our way up until all dogs present where shot over.

We also had some spectators and a family attending who are waiting for their Vizsla puppy to be born.

Everybody enjoyed their day and came away feeling a lot more positive about what they can achieve with their dogs. They were all presented with a Certificate, Rosette and HVC trolley token keyring.

Unfortunately we were not able to hold a raffle on the day but I wanted to give a special mention to Susan Northwood who very kindly sent a cheque for £15.00 towards raffle prizes. Susan attended the first training days we held in 2011. She learnt so much on these days and has entered many working tests with her Hookside Gabor (Rudi) since.

Shot Over Day 21st 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.

We began the day with a walk through a cover crop of mustard; each dog was run individually to assess obedience and steadiness in an area where we did not expect to find too many birds. We then took a long walk via hedgerows and ditches to one of the larger spinnies where all the dogs were run as a beating line, several birds were shot and retrieved. After lunch we boarded the shoot bus to Mark Hill’s farm and worked the dogs through maize and a spinney. At the end of the day all had at least 2 retrieves ad everyone had been given an insight into working their dogs on live game under gun fire and hopefully now have the confidence to join a shoot local to themselves and enjoy and fulfil their dog’s abilities.

I am also grateful for the assistance on the day of Jim Novis and Simone who brought 2 experienced Vizsla bitches in case any wounded birds proved too difficult for the novices, in the event they were not really needed.

HVC Training Days – 27 March & 9 April 2011
The HVC recently 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 and hopefully all have learnt something and more importantly enjoyed the days.

Both days were held on Tooley Park Shoot in Leicestershire and a special thanks should be given to the owners, the Draycott family, for allowing us free range over the shoot and the use of the shoot’s lunch hut for refreshments.

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.

The weather on both days has been extremely kind to us, especially on the 2nd day when we had glorious sunshine all day.

We started both days with a demonstration by Geoff Thompson and his 10 months old GSP, Max. All those present were astounded by his ability to stop at distance on the whistle and his prowess on retrieving both seen and blind dummies.

After this we were split into 3 groups with Penny teaching hunting, Geoff teaching retrieving and Derek teaching basic obedience and also explaining the working of the shoot and how we beat with our dogs through woodland. Some handlers were treated to a visit to one of the laying pens holding some of the more exotic pheasants.

The trainers felt that all of the dogs had some degree of ability and felt they could all progress and be a credit to their owners so hopefully this will just be a start to their working careers.

Also thanks to Queenie Whitfield for providing some delicious cup cakes.

A total of £435.00 has been raised for the Polymyositis Fund.

rally 2014

The Hungarian Vizsla Club Fun Rally

The Cedar Field, Market Bosworth

20th and 21st September 2014

 

The first day of the rally dawned misty and grey was not too cold but most importantly of all it was dry.  The twelve acres of stunning parkland known as The Cedar Field was to be our home for the two days, surrounded by ancient woodland and the rolling Leicestershire countryside we couldn’t have wished for anywhere better, with ample space for all the planned activities, trade stands, parking and caravans our rally was held in a totally safe, secluded and private environment.

The main events on day one were agility and the fun dog show both proving to be very popular.  The agility run by Margo Robertson and Susan Northwood along with judge Ann Riches saw both experienced competitors and beginners alike having lots of fun.  Paula Trigg who after competing stayed and helped all the beginners.  Paula’s Vizsla Ross was celebrating his fifteenth birthday on the day!!  Organisers of the fun dog show Debbie Warnes and Penny Connolly were kept very busy, the classes very varied, ranging from the young handler class, right through to the vintage class seeing all the gorgeous oldies enjoying their day out, the judges Sue Houslop and Sue Novis had some tough decisions to make with lots of lovely entries from dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Walking around the rally alongside the numerous stands there was a cute retro caravan which on closer inspection revealed a mobile coffee shop selling the most delicious flavoured coffees, who needs Costa and Starbucks!  The hot food van which welcomed us all first thing in the morning with the wonderful aroma of bacon and sausage continued to deliver delicious burgers, hot dogs, hot drinks and other goodies throughout the day at excellent prices. The HVC stand ably manned by Mary and Lorraine Yarnley attracted many people and was well set out with lots of club merchandise on offer.  Ann Papworth, Jean Kelly and Gill Parrott were in charge of the cake stall, with many tempting cakes including carrot and chocolate cake they saw a steady stream of customers. Shelley Heading was also kept busy giving advice to new and old owners on their training and behavioural issues and then holding a successful clicker training class.  Shelley’s Vizsla Wilma also enjoyed her day winning first place in the waggiest tail class and coming second in the prettiest bitch class.  Myself and Jim ran the very popular second hand dog equipment stall, saying this, around half of what was for sale was brand new and all the items had been kindly donated so a very big thank you for that.  We had an array of many different dog related items including dog coats, bowls, leads and collars, most of what we had was sold over the two days raising much needed funds for Welfare.  As well as running the raffle and tombola, Betty Smith gave a talk on the Vizsla which proved popular especially with first time owners, whilst Betty was busy giving her talk Jim went around and sold a lot of raffle tickets, people were very generous.  There was also an Oscar dog food stand who, along with selling a good range of treats and food, were also on hand to weigh your dog and offer sound nutritional advice.  An unexpected but welcome and popular visitor was a beautiful Goshawk who was camping overnight with his owner who worked his Vizslas with his hawks.

The first day came to a close at around 5pm with the next day ready to commence around 10am.

 

The second day was brighter with more sunshine and soon got under way with Derek running the very successful gundog scurries.  The agility was enjoyed by people who had never tried it before, lots of fun was had by owners and dogs alike.  No dog show on the second day, instead the ring was used to help people who had not shown their dog before understand what showing is all about and help them learn about conformation, the lessons were given by Elaine Grewcock of Ryanstock Weimaraners.  The HVC merchandise was still proving popular being manned this time by Betty Smith and Claire Aldridge.  In the afternoon a talk on dog nutrition was given by Oscar Dog Foods with a question and answer session afterwards.

As the last few people made their way home around 4pm the second day drew to a close. The mammoth task of clearing up now loomed ahead, this was duly undertaken by Derek and Simone Whitfield who were ably assisted by non committee members Elaine and Kevin Grewcock, Sue and Jim Novis and Andy and Caroline Goodhand who had also helped Derek set everything up on the Friday.

The rally didn’t just happen, not only was it the result of many many months of planning and hard work by the HVC committee, it was also possible because of all the help given during the rally by non committee members, it was really gratifying to see that all the people who came along enjoyed themselves with their gorgeous dogs with old and new Vizsla owners alike appreciating all what was on offer, young puppies and old dogs all with happy waggy tails.  We’ve been asked by many when the next rally will be, all I can say is watch this space.

 

Sharon Bergin

HPR Training Clubs

 

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ARUN AND DOWNLAND GUNDOG SOCIETY

HPR TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR JUDITH TURNER

Email:  jtanddjt@byinternet.com

 

ALTON GUNDOG CLUB

SUE HENDER

Tel: 0793 2226944

suehender@icloud.com

 

ANDY CULLEN HPR TRAINING SCOTLAND

Training at Duke of Northumberlands Estate Alnwick

Tel: 01786 824280   07841 530967

www.laochingundogs.com

email: andy@laochingundogs.com

 

BRACCO ITALIANO CLUB

WORKING SEC: SUE PARR

Tel: 01273 386292

pruso@ntworld.com

 

BRISTOL & WEST WORKING GUNDOG SOCIETY

HPR FT SEC. LISA BAKER  Tel: 07823 324703

www.bwwgs.org.uk

lisa@verweg.co.uk

 

BRITTANY CLUB.GB

HPR FT SEC. MR J.ANDERSON Tel: 01600 890667

www.brittanyclub.co.uk

email: bcgbftsec@hotmail.co.uk

 

DUKERIES (NOTTS) GUNDOG CLUB.

FT SEC DI ARROWSMITH

Tel: 01283 575448.

email: diarrowsmith@fleetapple.plus.com

 

GERMAN LONGHAIRED POINTER CLUB

FT SEC. MR DAVID WINSER  Training Cambridge & Norfolk

Tel: 01487 822366

email david@winser.go-plus.net

 

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER CLUB

MICK CANHAM  Training Perth & Inverness

Tel: 01667 404314   Mobile 0774 1010094

www.gsp.org.uk

email mickcanham@hotmail.com

 

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER CLUB (SUSSEX BRANCH)

Nicole Coe   email:Nicole.coe@hotmail.co.uk

 

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER CLUB (SOUTH WEST BRANCH)

Fleur Fillingham. Tel:01725 513503

email: gspswsec@hotmail.com

 

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER CLUB (SURREY HANTS BRANCH)

Sec. Helen Thomas   Tel: 01252 261772 or ROD JOHNSON 07850 835894

email: pogdog1@hotmail.co.uk

 

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER CLUB (NORTH WEST GROUP)

Eddie Kania

email: ekania@btinternet.com. or pointer@hprgroup.co.uk

 

HUNGARIAN VIZSLA CLUB  SECRETARY. DEREK WHITFIELD.

FT SEC: DEREK WHITFIELD  Tel:01455 846108

email: whitfieldvizslas@aol.com

 

HUNGARIAN VISZLA SOCIETY.

TF SEC: JEAN ROBERTSON  Tel: 01953 488246 Mobile 07879 615878

www.vizsla.org.uk

email: ftsec@vizsla.org.uk

 

ITALIAN SPINONE CLUB OF GB.

FT SEC. MRS.A.JOHNSON Tel: 01264 781913 Mobile: 07768 686065

www.italianspinone.co.uk

email: 3girlsandtrev@lineone.net

 

KIMBERLEY GUNDOGS DEVON

Steve Kimberley Tel: 01837 682672

email : enquires@kimberleygundogs.com

 

MERCIA GUNDOGS

PENNY SIMPSON

Tel: 02476 502450

pennysimpson@virginmedia.com

 

RORY MAJOR HPR TRAINING Lincolnshire

Tel: 01526 388616 Mobile: 07786 322857

roryandjane@btopenworld.com

 

NORFOLK & SUFFOLK HPR FT.CLUb

FT SEC. JO GOSLING Tel: 01206 382486 Mobile 07803 858628

www.norfolk-suffolk-hpr-ftclub.co.uk

Islandgeese.jo@sky.com

 

NORTH of SCOTLAND GUNDOG ASSOCIATION.

HPR SEC. M.CANHAM.

email: mickcanham@hotmail.com

 

PORTUGUESE POINTERS

MIKE & PAULINE BEAVEN

Tel:01252 703487

www.brittyhill.com

email: mbandpb@brittyhill.freeserve.co.uk

 

THE FRIENDS OF THE BRACCO ITALIANO

JOHN ABRAHAM    Training Northumberland & Borders

www.bracco-italiano.org

email:  ardenstorm@clara.co.uk

 

THE HUNT POINT RETREIVE GUNDOG ASSOCIATION

WORKING SEC: MARK FIRMIN

Email: diarrowsmith@fleetapple.plus.com

 

ULSTER GUNDOG LEAGUE

FT SEC. MR. E. McILWAINE

email: elwyn.mcilwaine2@btinternet.com

 

WEIMARANER ASSOCIATION

FT SEC:MS.P.PICKSTONE

Tel: 01482 657337

email : pickstone@foxandco.org.

www.weimaraner-association.org.uk

 

WEIMARANER CLUB OF GB

FT SEC: MS S.BURTON

Tel: 07779 278338

email : suzi.b@talktalk.net

www.weimaranerclubofgreatbritian.org.uk

 

WEST BERKSHIRE GUNDOG CLUB

Padworth, Reading, Berks

ALLAN HENDER  Mobile: 07525 220582

email: wirewolf.ahender@btinternet.com

www.westberksgundogclub.com

 

WORCESTER GUNDOG SOCIETY

RAY DAVIES Tel: 01531 890967

email: k9andus@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

polymyositis

There is a recently recognised disease in the Hungarian Vizsla. It is a breed associated presentation of Polymyositis. The principal clinical signs are

  • swallowing problems
  • regurgitation
  • excessive foamy drooling and
  • muscle wasting (especially around the head)

Visit the polymyositis page

Agility league

UK HUNGARIAN VIZSLA AGILITY LEAGUE

 

Background Information

 The concept of canine agility began in the UK in 1977 and quickly spread throughout the world. It is currently one of Britain’s fastest growing dog sports with training classes and competitions being held across the country.

The aims of dog agility are very similar to show jumping – the dogs (with the help of their handler’s voice, movement and hand/body signals) have to complete a course of between 16 and 20 obstacles in the right numerical order, without any faults and in the fastest possible time. The best words the agility team can hear on completing a course are “clear round” meaning no faults!

The obstacles include:

 

  • Different types of jump i.e. “winged” jumps, walls, spreads, tyres

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  • Tunnels i.e. open and collapsible…dogs LOVE the tunnels!
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  • Weave poles – here the dog is required to “weave” its way through a series of closely spaced poles (up to a maximum of 12 poles). This is without doubt the most difficult piece of equipment for the dogs to learn but, once they have mastered it, is the most spectacular to watch!

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  • “Contact” obstacles i.e. the A-frame, dog-walk and see-saw. These are obstacles that the dog has to run over while ensuring that they “touch the contact points” (painted a different colour) at the beginning and end of the piece of equipment.

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At training classes the dogs often learn with the help of toys or treats…but…when it comes to competitions these incentives are not allowed, nor is the handler allowed to touch the dog during the running of the competition course!

 

But…you don’t have to compete…there are many owners who are happy to attend weekly classes for the overall training that it offers, socialisation (of dog and human), bond building with your four-legged charge and helping to keep both owners and dogs fit. Even better – agility training exercises the brain too…for both of you!

So, hopefully, you can see that dog agility is a fun sport that helps to build a true partnership between dog and human.

 

Before Starting Agility Training

The following is essential before beginning agility training:

 

  • The dog must be at least 6 months old before they can begin “puppy agility training” or, as it’s often called, “foundation training”
  • The dog must be fit and healthy
  • The dog needs to be able to “sit”, “stay” (or “wait”) and “come” i.e. basic obedience

 

The “UK Hungarian Vizsla Agility League”

In June 2012 the UK Hungarian Vizsla Agility League (UKHVAL) was formed so that those who love to do agility with their ginger boys and girls could get recognition without competing against other breeds. We decided to set up a Facebook group for the following reasons:

 

  • So that achievements could be recognised and celebrated instantly
  • As a resource for those wanting help, advice, tips etc. The league the ideal place to get help and advice on all aspects of agility – from tips on how to deal with particular pieces of equipment to how to start out in the competition world
  • A place where photographs and videos could be shared and stored

 

Rules of the UK Hungarian Vizsla Agility League

The league will run from 1st January to 31st December each year and is based on a points system (see below). New members that join later in the year will have their points backdated.

The league is run on an honesty basis.

The administrators for the league are Rachel Shergold, Sue Roberton, Juliet Bailiff and Lindsay Thomason

At present there is no annual fee to join this league. We seek sponsorship for rosettes and end of year awards.

 

All UK based owners of Hungarian Vizslas are welcome to join this league. We will accept HV Crosses as members of the Facebook Group but they will NOT be able to compete within the league nor will they be able to compete at our annual agility day (though NFC runs will be accepted). To compete in the league dogs must be:

 

  • A minimum of 16 months old – for Steeplechase courses only
  • A minimum of 18 months old for all courses i.e. Agility, Jumping and Steeplechase
  • Veterans (over 7 years of age on 1st January of the competing year) will compete in the main league – if we find that there are a “reasonable” number of veterans still competing we will look to have a separate competing group

 

When registering we ask that the following information be provided so that we have both the handler/owner and the dog(s) full details:

  • Owner/handler name
  • Owner/handler email address
  • Owner/handler Facebook name
  • HV “Pet” and KC name(s)
  • HV date(s) of birth
  • Owner/handler KC and UKA running grades The Vizsla will remain in the grade that they start the year in – the owner is responsible for changing the grade at the beginning of every New Year. The grading will be based on the KC format so the gradings for the league are as follows:
    UK Hungarian Vizsla League Grades Kennel Club
    Group 1 Grades 1
    Group 2 Grades 2 and 3
    Group 3 Grades 4 and above

    This league is all about the dogs therefore if someone else handles the dog (for whatever reason) points may still be claimed.

    Points can only be claimed for the following shows:

     

    • Kennel Club Open or Limited
    • Unaffiliated shows i.e. UKA, EMDAC and ABAA

     

    Points CANNOT be claimed from invitational events, leagues, single breed only and inter-club shows.

    In order that the league is fair for everyone, including newly competing members, points may only be claimed for the following classes:

     

    • Agility
    • Jumping
    • Steeplechase

    Points can only be claimed if a “position” rosette is presented by the show (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc), otherwise clear round points must be claimed. Clear round points can be claimed for Clear Rounds within course time even if no clear round rosette is awarded by the show.

     

    When claiming points we ask that you return the Excel Monthly Results Submission spreadsheet during the first week of each month. A copy of this spreadsheet will be provided for all members and is also available to download from the “Files” section on the groups Facebook page.

    We will provide league tables on a monthly basis.

    Rosettes will be awarded to all league participants at year end according to their Group and position within that Group. In addition, there are five end of year special prizes that are awarded by the administrators. These prize categories are:

    • Clear Rounds
    • Places (1st to 5th)
    • Veteran (over 7 years on 1st January of the relevant year)
      • Young Competing Dog/Bitch (under 3 years on 1st January of the relevant year)
      • Puppy Prize (under 2 years on 1st January of the relevant year). This is a photo/video competition and is aimed at those members who do not yet compete but are just starting out in the agility world

    SO IF YOU WANT TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND LEARN EVEN MORE ABOUT THIS FANTASTIC, FUN SPORT…PLEASE JOIN US!

     

    The UKHVAL has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2012 and currently comprises over 130 members (with more waiting in the wings!). We’re an eclectic mix of individuals – from the very experienced to those who are just considering starting out in the agility world…and everything in between! When you join us you’ll find that we’re a dedicated and caring group of people who just want the best for our Vizslas. We believe that agility is an ideal way of providing that all important mental and physical stimulation that our precious breed thrive on – we would encourage anyone that is lucky enough to be owned by (!) these multi-talented Hungarian Vizslas to consider starting this excellent form of training.

    WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON FACEBOOK!

     

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