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The WHV Club of America is the official AKC Parent Club of the Wirehaired Vizsla. On this site you can find information and history about the breed, membership information, and other great info!

https://wvca.club/

 

 Zoldmali Kennel is the world's #1 dual purpose kennel for Wirehaired Vizslas. Zsofia Miczek has been training and breeding WHV for over 17 years. Her accomplishments and dogs are just astonding. Her knowledge and the way she understands not just her dogs, but all those around her is uncanny. She is truly and amazing person to know and learn from about this breed!

http://www.zoldmali.hu/

 

This is a database of smooth and wirehaired vizsla heritage and pedigrees. The database can help breeders keep wireharied vizsla lines stay healthy by following responsible breeding.

http://www.vizsladatabase.com/

 

The Canine Chronicle is a website and a publication that has information about the showing (conformation show) world. You can find statistics here of the top rated dogs in the country (including wirehaired vizslas). There are also articles about showing, breeding, and other dog info. 

http://caninechronicle.com/

 

The AKC is a site with wonderful resources on it. You can find information about many breeds including the WHV. Below is a link to the AKC site and to the AKC WHV specific page. Also see below the standards document put out by the AKC on the WHV. 

www.akc.org

 

The NAVHDA is a site about the organization and how you can join and find your local chapter. You can find information the NAVHDA hunting tests and goals of NAVHDA. Below is a link to the NAVHDA site.

https://www.navhda.org/

 

Download
AKC Wirehaired Vizsla Standard
This document details the official standard of the Wirehaired Vizsla. You can find this on the AKC website under the Wirehaired Vizsla page.
WirehairedViszlaStandardAKC.pdf
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Current News

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more updates coming soon (05/2022)

Fall 2021

2021

Grooming Galore

Rezi and Quinn came for grooming. Rezi did great for 3 hours of grooming for the day but needs even more! Some before and after shots with all the hair we had taken out so far.

 

Quinn is in the middle of being groomed in these pictures.

 

 

Aug

2021

Vistors in Aug and Showing

Copper came for a stay and his sister, Zuri, enjoyed having her sibiling around!

Ernie and Odessa went out to show with our handler Stephanie for a couple weeks. They had some good wins!

 

juLY

2021

Visting Hungary

 Eric and I had a great trip to visit Zsofi, Laci, and Maugli in Budapest, Hungary. We spent the week at Zoldmali Kennels having amazing walks and swims with the pack. We also went on a wild bike ride (according to Zsofi an easy 30km ride)...faulty bike, random downpouring thunderstorm ended in delicious street food and an hilarious (and wet) train ride back after only about 22km. Zsofi and Laci also showed us some of their favorite (and most beautiful) place in Hungary, this was an adventurous and most memorable of trips!

june

2021

building pheasant enclosures

 

We had friends and family help us build our first pheasant enclosures. We put 2 side-by-side so each can hold about 375 pheasant. It was hot work. We had an amazing night with 12 friends and family that came to help hang the netting on top. We made brats and had beers but got it up. That was some hard work!

May

2021

Several Dog Shows

 

We attended several dog shows, MN, WI, and IL. Including the Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America's support show in Bloomington, IL. We had some good days there. Odessa won several majors, with one point shy of her championship. Ernie and Zuri also took several wins. It was a great show with many WHV!

end of april

2021

Start of a game farm

We are blessed to be able to purchase 100 acres of old gravel pit to start a game farm. It has been in scrub grass the last 15 years and is only 2 miles from our home. We are so excited to start this new adventure!  We planted out some birds to get a feel of the ground.

April 10th -11th

2021

AKC Field Trial

Megan, Delceg, and Ernie tried an AKC field trail. This typically involves riding horses. We didn't have a horse and were going to walk the trial. There were so many wonderful people from the Central Wisconsin Vizsla Club and loaned us a horse to observe others participating in the trial. This is a totally different type hunting that involves your dog running 300 or more yards ahead to treelines or patches of trees. The judges definitely don't want to see the field quartering we typically use in bird hunting. We are on horse back so we can cover 300 yards fairly easy. Delceg went first and had a beautiful honor. Unfortunately, he was disqualified when the first dogs handler rode up quickly on a horse behind Delceg and spooked him into moving. It was still fun to run. Ernie ran the next day and did his whole run. He didn't score as the pointer he ran against got to all the birds first, but Ernie had some natural honors. I also handled him from horseback. He was at first confused, but quickly adjusted. It was a fun experience to learn but probably not the type of hunting we would do.

April 1st - 4th

2021

Big Dog Show

Megan was brave and went to the Fond du Lac dog show with 5 dogs. Eric was brave and stayed home with 9 puppies and Tessa. 

It was a great week with one of our dogs winning the breed each day. Quill and Ernie won several times. Odessa got a major as did Ernie. There was a huge and awesome dog park we went to each day for some good walking and some obedience training. It was a great show for us!

Feb

2021

Kolibri & Jackson's Litter

Kolibri had a successful natural whelping of 9 puppies. It was a rambunctious, happy litter and Kolibri did a great job. Her first time out for a walk about 2 weeks after whelping she was incredibly excited. As soon as she got to the edge of the yard and realized we were walking into the field, she ran back to her pups. She wasn't as ready as she thought to leave them for more than 10 minutes. 

Nov

2020

hunting this fall

This fall, with hunting test still hard to get a spot in in our area, we have done quite a bit of training and guided hunts. We have enjoyed the time out hunting with the dogs. 

Aug

2020

First Dog show in months!

We ventured out to our first dog show in so many months! We rented an RV with 5 dogs and our 14 month old! It was crazy but fun! Delceg, Kolibri, Quill, and Odessa had triumphs through the weekend. The biggest excitement was Ernie winning his first Major in his first Show. It was very exciting and we are happy to continue having our relationship with Ernie and his owners, Sarah and Brett!

Summer

2020

Pandemic continued...

Continuing to stay-at-home isn't such a huge change for us as we live in the country and have ample space to enjoy the outdoors. 

Spring

2020

Pandemic...

As we stayed-at-home this spring we enjoyed starting and training Ernie for his new family. We also "baby-proofed" him :P  (Ernie is only 8 months in the picture with our baby exploring him!). We enjoyed some spring hunting as all our spring hunt tests were all cancelled. 

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FEB 2020

pheasants forever fest

Kolibri, Delceg, and Megan attend the 2020 Pheasants Forever Fest in Minneapolis as the Wirehaired Vizsla Breed Representative. We met many wonderful people and enjoyed the welcome from Pheasant Forever Members!

Jan - Feb

2020

puppies!

We had 2 litters about 6 weeks apart. The first from Odessa and the second from Quill. Each had a healthy litter of 9 pups. It was a very busy and exciting from mid January to April when all the pups went home.

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Jan 2020

hungarian trip

Eric flew to Hungary to pick up our Quill. While he was there, he had the opportunity to do some hunts with Zsofi and Laci. Quill attended as well. Eric had a great time visiting, hunting, and learning new training techniques. The picture below is Quill honoring points on a hunt in Hungary.

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Dec 2019

Dog Exchange

As Zsofi heads home from training she is leaving Odessa and is taking Quill. Quill is heading to Hungary to be bred. (Hopefully) she goes into heat soon. There are fantastic hunting studs at Zoldmali Kennels. Odessa will be welcomed into our homes and hearts with open arms.

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Dec 2019

Quick winter training

Zsofi from Zoldmali Kennels was here for a quick visit, which included a quick training. We had some puppies and more experienced dogs get some work in the field with birds. It was nice in December to be able to get some field training! We were darn cold, but it was worth it! One of the participants (who missed out on the last training) said he doesn't remember what he was doing during our last training but he is kicking himself for not coming  - it would have saved him 8 months of frustration!

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Oct 2019

puppies heading home

It is always bittersweet to see puppies go to their forever homes! We've grown attached and are sad to see them go, but are so excited to see how happy their new families are to get their puppy! The happiness and love everyone brings makes it so much easier for the puppies to go on their new adventures. We send the puppies home with a little goody bag and some towels and toys that smell like their litter.

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Oct 2019

Hunt testing the pups

We ran the pups through wing and brush tests. Then we introduced quail to see how they reacted. With Koli and Delceg as their parents, it was no surprise that the pups showed such interest in the wings and bird!!

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Sept 2019

New puppy litter!

Kolibri and Delceg had a litter of puppies! 5 girls and 4 boys all born healthy. Koli had an emergency c-section which saved her and 2 of her puppies lives! Our vet did an amazing and caring job. Everyone is healthy and happy!

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Aug 2019

NAVHDA Testing

Quinn went to do her NAVHDA testing, handled by her owner and did amazing! She received a NA Prize 1 full score! 

 

Another big win: Five Wirehaired Vizsla's received a UT Prize 1 this summer! I'm so excited these dogs and owners will represent the breed at the Invitational in Summer 2020!!!

Aug

2019

Hunting Training

We are getting ready for NAVHDA tests and staying up to date on the training. Koli, Delceg, and Quinn worked hard and showed us they like to work!

June-Aug

2019

Extra dog for the summer

We boarded Quinn (Pivot Mischief) one of Quill and Delceg's puppy over the summer!

09

June 2019

Expansion of our Family

Eric and I welcomed our daughter, Artessa Hesler Wallendal, May 09, 2019! She is a joyful addition to our family. Our dogs are thrilled to have her. Quill was quite protective when we first brought her home and it took her several days before letting the other dogs near her!

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March 2019

Manitowac dog show

 Now that the snow is melting, we went to our first conformation show of the season! Kolibri won best of opposite for the breed the three days we were there! Thank you Stephanie Hentschel for handling her! Quill won best of winners and Delceg was showed well but didn't win. You can tell that he hates showing but he looks magnificent in the hunting field!

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Jan 2019

Big announcement

 The dogs helped us announcement an important and exciting addition to the family!!!

Winter

2018-2019

Enjoying winter

 We enjoyed the winter with our dogs! Hiking and Cross Country Skiing....the Wisconsin Winter was brutal this year.

Aug 16 - oct 16

2018

Our first litter

 It was a wild and wonderful ride having our first litter! We were in the midst of produce and pumpkin harvest for the farm and juggled our puppies and farm pretty well. Our pups made it to the most wonderful homes! We are so happy that our puppies all got lucky to get amazing puppy parents!

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 May 2018

Zoldmali Family Day and Hunting Training

 The Farm and House were over run with Wirehaired Vizslas - it was amazing. Zsofi Mizcek and Extreme came to lead the hunting training, all the way from Hungary! It was hot and buggy, but we all had a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone for the memorable hunting training.

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 February 2018

Our Trip to Hungary

We had a fantastic trip to Hungary. The food is incredible, the sights beautiful, and the baths relaxing. The best part was visiting Zoldmali Kennels and bringing home our two new additions to the family! See our pictures below. Thank you to Zsofi and Lazi - We had an amazing time and learned so much. Truly a trip of a lifetime!

Eric and Megan in Central Market in Budapest

Out hunting training with Zsofi and Delceg

Our new pups! (and Quill).

Left: Delceg                 Middle: Kolibri               Right: Quill

Eric, Megan, Lazi and Zsofi. We had a fantastic time!


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 February 2018

Quill is a WESTMINSTER Winning dog!

Brittany showed Quill today and they did great! Quill showed like a champ! Quill was awarded with Best of Opposite! 

 

Eric and I are thrilled and so proud our "farm" dog has done so well. 


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 February 2018

Westminster!

Eric, Quill, and I are headed out to Westminster! Eric heroically drove us through the Chicago snow storm. Quill is finding a way to sleep on Eric, even when he is driving...pretty adorable!

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January 2018

Morning Walk

We are talking a morning walk on a cold January Day. The dogs just love our walks! There is always something to sniff out.

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December 2017

Back Home on the FaRM

Quill, back on the farm, is helping retrieve those pesky barn pigeons! She's a natural!
 

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December

AKC National Championships Royal Canin DOG SHOW

Quill competed in Orlando at the Royal Canin Dog Show and took BOB on the first Day against a competitive field of Wirehaired Vizslas! Great Job Quill and Brittany!

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 November

Philadelphia National Dog Show

Quill competed at the Philadelphia National Dog Show and made sporting group that will be aired on Thanksgiving Day on NBC after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!!


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 November

TRAck and Kill

Gambit had a very complicated but successful track and kill. The rabbit played dead when he finally found it then gave a good quick chase which Gambit successfully ended. After such a complicated track, it was very good for Gambit's confidence to have found the rabbit!

 

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  November
 

Taking Quill out to PA for the bloomsburg PA Show

  Quill is headed out to PA for the Bloomburg Show, then to NC for the Wilmington Show, then back to PA for the Oaks show Nov. 18th -19th. We'll miss her while she's gone! I won't miss getting my leg room back. The picture on the right is waking up with her hogging all the leg room so she can look out the window.

 

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   October
 

Out for a farm Walk

  Gambit, Quill, & Megan were out for a farm walk. She found something interesting and holding a point.

 

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   September
 

Quill's preferred napping spot

  Quill like (like most WH Vizslas) LOVE to nap on people. She will hunt for a napping spot and will beg to climb up into your lap. She's a good snuggle bug.

 

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   September  
 

Marquette Kennel Club Show

 
  This was a great weekend for Quill and Brittany Greendeer. Brittany handled Quill and they came away with 3 group placements this weekend! Quill won a Group 4, Group 3 and a Group 2 (see her photos in the gallery and to the right is her group 2 win photo).