Zöldmáli Echo our little rocket! She is from our wonder-E-litter, a daughter of my Lepke and Django DDSH and littersister of Extreme and Etna. My original plan was, to keep the best out of the 3 puppies, but all 3 of them turned out exceptional. I don’t know of any other Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla litter, where 3 pups out the litter would hold CACIT and resCACIT titles before the age of 1,5 years. Echo got 3 Derby Winner titles with ‘excellent’ qualifications, a resCACIT, resCACT (2nd place) and 3X Excellent 3rd on international Field Trial before the age of 1,5 years. At 2 years of age, she won CACIT, CACT in Denmark on the Field Trial European Cup, became best Wirehaired Vizsla, Winner of the Field Trial European Cup in open and Derby as a Team as well.
Sister Etna earned her first CACT and CACIT title at less than 16 months of age, on her very first competition, (a 2 days long international Field and Water Competition), where she performed all tasks with maximum scores. A few weeks later, on her 2nd competition, she gained resCACT title (also Field and Water Competition). Brother, Extreme won 2X CACIT and 2 X CACT on International Field Trial at 17 months of age. Echo along with Etna and Extreme was the member of the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Team of Hungary on the Field Trial European Cup in Tuscany (Italy) in 2016, (when they were only 17 months old), winning 2nd place as a Team.
We plan to run Echo only on field trials, but she has proven her versatile self by passing the VMV and ÖTV (the highest level field and water tests), both in 1st prize at 1 year and 1,5 year of age.
The Field Trial judges always comment on the style and speed of Echo and claim her as a true field trial dog. A Slovakian judge once said: ‘This dog will win you barrage’ (For those who don’t know, barrage is the final run for the CACIT title among those, who won their groups with CACT. Its very difficult for a HWV to win a barrage as some other breeds like the Breton or the GSP have a more stylish run and barrage is all about the style).
Echo won 3rd Excellent with 1,5 years on the International Field Trials in Zadar (Croatia) on wild partridges, under and Italian judge. There were about 200 dogs competing on this event.
Our favorite activity with Echo, is partridge hunting. She excels in that as well.