Our first hunt test

10 Apr

It’s been a while since our last update. We’ve been busy with training and hunt tests among other things. I’m a little bummed that I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog because we have lots of exciting news to share. Rather than combine it all into one long post, I’ll split it into two to detail the adventures of the hunt tests we’ve been to recently.

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Hunt test – an added challenge

14 Mar

If you’ve been following lately, then you are aware that we have been spending quite a bit of time training Ilsa and Gumbo for their upcoming hunt tests. No complaints from them – believe me :-). And if you live almost anywhere in the United States, you are most likely enjoying an incredibly mild winter and now an early spring. While the weather is wonderful and gives an added excuse to spend more time outside, it adds an extra challenge to our training.

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A Few of Our Favorite Things!

12 Mar

I appreciate quality.  I want dog products that will last more than 1 season and work well for my vizsals.  As someone who does a lot of online shopping, I am always reading product reviews.  So, here are a few of my favorite things.

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Oh the places you’ll go…

9 Mar

Last weekend marked an important anniversary for us… Friday was our 1st anniversary in the world of canine competitions.

Each year our local vizsla club hosts two specialty shows with sweepstakes and an obedience trial held on the Friday before the Belle-City Kennel Club all breed shows.

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Practice makes perfect (well, almost)

27 Feb

We were back on birds this weekend. The highlight came on Sunday when we met up with some friends who also have two vizslas. One of their Vs needs to qualify one more time to complete his junior hunter, and the other will soon be running in a hunt test for the first time just like ours. So we decided to get together and set up a mock hunt test for practice.

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Our first field trial experience

24 Feb

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to see the best of the best bird dogs. We attended our vizsla club’s horseback field trial to help out. Most of the dogs there were vizslas, and we were immediately met by an extremely friendly community. Despite being competitors with each other, everyone (including the dogs) just seemed to be enjoying what they love on a beautiful Sunday.

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Monday Mischief – Our Favorite Little Thief

20 Feb

Good Monday morning to you!  Monday morning can mean only one thing at our house… time for a Gumbo Monday Mischief story!  This silly boy continues to be ridiculous 🙂

Gumbo, our little thief, tries to climb under the gate to get the orange vests!

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