[vc_row row_type=”row” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]The year 2017 brought us lots of success similar to the previous years, but what we are most proud of, in 2017, is that Team Zöldmáli won the Vizsla Field Trial European Cup, both in Open and Derby, held in Naestved, Denmark, in September 2017.

The Magyar Vizsla Field Trial European Cup is organized every year in a different country, and each nation can enter a team of 5 shorthaired vizslas and a team of 5 wirehaired vizslas, or a mixed smooth and wire team of 5 dogs. In the Derby, each nation can enter a team of 3 dogs, who are less than 30 months old. The event consists of 2 days CACIT Field Trial, one day for the Derby Field Trial, a water retrieve for each participating dog (where a dog who fails to retrieve from the water, gets minus points) and a conformation test, which also adds little to the final points, as the Field Trial results count the most, but still the idea behind the conformation test is the appreciate true breed type dogs and ‘penalize with less points’ the ones with poorer conformation.

The birds during the Field Trial were shot and the dogs had to retrieve them to hand. We represented the Wirehaired Vizsla Team of Hungary, with 5 of our dogs: Henna, Lepke, and her kids Extreme, Echo and Etna. In the Derby, we had Extreme, Echo and Etna.

On the 1st day, Henna won her group with Exc.1 and Echo won her group with VG.1

on the 2nd day Echo became group winner, Exc.1 CACT, and CACIT, Etna won Exc.2, and Lepke won Exc.3 in her group. Extreme on both days, had an unlucky situation. He is smart, and knows, where to find bird, so he went far out to the woods, and got on a point. Both cases I got there sooner than the judge, but bird was running, so I encouraged the dog to follow. Both cases the bird flew on the far end of the cover, without the judge seeing the whole situation, so the point was not accepted. But the judge liked Extreme’s run very much, so he called him back in the end for a 2nd run, where he was pointing and stalking up to a runner pheasant in the sugar beets, but the pheasant was more tricky, and made a U turn, and disappeared (some people behind us saw it running) instead of flying, so no flush, no point. Henna found 5 hidden roe deers in her run in the sugar beets, but no birds. The judge offered her a 2nd run, as he liked her so much, but we were in the other group with Extreme, and didn’t get back on time for Henna’s run. But I guess, we can’t have it all! 🙂

In Derby Etna got 2nd Exc. and Echo got 3rd. VG.
Echo became the Best Wirehaired Vizsla and Best Female overall (from smooth and wires). Extreme became Best Wirehaired male. Echo got group winner both days of the field trial, and got a very good on the Derby. Extreme became Best Wirehaired male.
Henna won her group on 1st day with Excellent, and was awarded nicest looking HWV female in conformation, and Extreme was overall nicest HWV. I would also like to highlight, that Etna, Echo and Extreme, are all from the same litters, and their mom is Lepke.
17 years of hard work and consistent breeding pays off.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”7215,7216,7217,7218″ img_size=”medium” column_number=”4″][/vc_column][/vc_row]