Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cruft's winning Vizsla vs. Westminster's Vizsla

Just watched the sporting group at the 2011 Westminster Dog Show in New York on TV. 

UPDATE 2012 Westminster Vizsla Results:
Congratulations to all of our Vizsla exhibitors who supported the breed entry in New City
Our breed was well represented!!

Best of Breed: GCH Artisan Grouse Point Pink Panther, JH

Best of Opposite Sex: CH. Brazenrock's Who's That Girl

Award of Merits: GCH Regal Point Pinnacle of Kilauea, JH

GCH Jaybren's Irish Star

GCH Artisan's Vladimir The Imperial

According to the Westminster website, the Vizsla has 40 entries for best of breed this year.  One of the largest group at the show.

 The female Vizsla, that was put up to represent the breed, looked small, delicate and dainty in my opinion.  I guess that is "the show look" here in the US right now. 

(Please remember that I am new to the breed - 4 years.  I mean no disrespect to the great accomplishment for the owners of these Vizslas to be able to qualify for Westminster.)

Not at all the rugged hunting dog that "Yogi the Vizsla" represented as BEST OF SHOW at Crufts in England 2010. (A total of 21,422 dogs entered into breed judging. )
Yogi and his owner

The judge for "Best of the sporting group" at today's Westminster went right by the Vizsla in the ring. 

Bailey, my traditional athletic Vizsla

The winner of the 2011 Westminster Best of Show is the Scottish Wolfhound. 

The Italian best of show judge said that the winner "represented the best example of the standard of the breed 150 years ago". 

Best Vizsla for 2011 Westminster Dog show

15 Ch Cinnabars Aldebaran Epiphany

Sex: Bitch

AKC: SR 44876903

Date of Birth: September 13, 2007

Breeder: Susan B Potocik & Katherine E Stookey

Sire: DC Arsla And Auburn's Sunny Boy MH

Dam: Ch Cinnabar's Annie Only

Owner: Debra Jean Becker & Alan S Becker

Other Vizslas with placements at 2011 Westminster Dog Show

Best of Opposite Sex

16 Ch Kezdet's Texas Whisper Chant

Sex: Dog

AKC: SR 52322306

Date of Birth: August 23, 2008

Breeder: Barry Golob & Judy Saddlemire

Sire: Ch Vallyhntrs Natural Selection JH

Dam: Ch Kezdet's Warrior Whister SH

Owner: William Davis & Barry Golob & Judy Saddlemire

Awards of Merit

44 Ch Elgincariad Dorratz Kindofblue JH

Sex: Dog

AKC: SR 39130702

Date of Birth: December 01, 2006

Breeder: Edwin Foster Jr & Marian I Coffman

Sire: Ch Dorratz Bebop At Birdland CD SH

Dam: Ch Elgincariad Fear Nothing

Owner: Donna & Russell DeFilippis & Doris Ratzlaff

31 GCH Classic That Girl CD

Sex: Bitch

AKC: SR 48481901

Date of Birth: February 22, 2008

Breeder: Marcia Folley & Brooke Counts

Sire: Ch Classic Dr Robert Hutchinson

Dam: Ch Classic Centre Of Attention

Owner: Marcia Folley & Stephen Cabral

5 GCH Artisan Grouse Point Pink Panther JH

Sex: Dog

AKC: SR 48798001

Date of Birth: March 07, 2008

Breeder: Mark Toepke & Joan Toepke

Sire: Ch Copper Creek Toscanini's Gsm MH

Dam: Ch Grouspt Semprfi Vorosakapink

Owner: Corinne Miklos & Sue Lonabaugh & Robin Bernstein & Joan Z Toepke

14 Ch Starr-Point's Celtic Red MH

Sex: Dog

AKC: SR 42110201

Date of Birth: April 08, 2007

Breeder: Jeanne L Star

Sire: Ch AFC Comynara Celtic Red Oak MH

Dam: Starr-Point's Pontos Sunbury La'Ny

Owner: Joseph Buchanan & Charlene Buchanan


John Connelly said...

Be grateful the Viz, dainty or otherwise, didn't win and that as a result rescue isn't filling up with dogs mis-purchased by people seduced by the look and notoriety...

Anonymous said...

Shows are a funny thing.. I find it sad overall when a breed is so different in the ring that it could not perform it's original purpose well (blatant example of this are the labs, they would not last long in a field at all). I still feel structure wise many "show" vizslas still could.. it's the nose and instincts that are most often lacking in the show lines. This is part of the reason I want to get Luna's show CH.. as well as get her to SH and hopefully MH in the field too. So I can show that "small compact show bitches" can still hunt their heart out.

Rod Michaelson said...


Our Chloe is small and compact also. We have come across some great smaller bitches at field trials that can hunt well. Good luck with senior hunter and master hunter.

Could the Italian judge say the same thing about the Vizsla as he said about the wolfhound?

Would the Vizsla bred still confirm to a 1860 standard?

Many of the breeds I see at shows wouldn't.