|So what happened in 2010?
JAN - MAR
Did I say March was a good month? At the Kentuckiana Cluster of Dog Shows on Friday; Dillon was WD and Zoey was WB/BOW for another
major under Judge Mary Ann Alston. On Saturday Dillon was WD/BOW for another major and Zoey was WB under Judge Jon Cole, so they
both FINISHED THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE ON THE SAME DAY!!!!!! Too much fun. Thanks to all our friends ringside who cheered us on. We
love our local shows! On Sunday we moved both dogs up to compete in Best of Breed. Dillon looked beautiful but it was Lauren and Zoey's
day to shine. Zoey was named Select for her first points toward her GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP under Judge Eliot Weiss. Zoey is the first dog
Lauren has completed a Championship title with. I don't think it will be her last....Thank you Lauren for handling Zoey so beautifully!!!
But wait, we're not done! The following weekend we attended the Kentuckiana Pointing Breed Association Field Trial. Zoey placed 2nd in
the Open Walking Derby handled by Ron and Dillon placed 3rd handled by me. Too much fun for everyone!!!
March was a good month. We went to the Gateway Vizsla Club Specialty in St. Louis. Deuce won his Veteran Sweeps class with Lauren
showing him and they looked great!! Dillon was the big winner that weekend going WD/BW under Judge Linda More at the Supported
Entry show on Saturday for a 4 point major. Check out the photo here.
It was a cold snowy winter so we stayed pretty close to home during January. We did venture to the frozen north (Indianapolis!) for shows
in February. Dillon did well earning another point toward his championship title and we got a little R & R too.
APR - JUNE
In April we competed at the Kentuckiana Pointing Breed Association spring Hunt Test. Dillon completed his Junior Hunter title with great
scores and looked terrific. He gets better every time he is on birds. Did I mention his run???? WOW!!
However, the big news was Zoey (again!) She went four for four and got her SENIOR HUNTER title!!! Zoey has been exclusively owner trained
and handled by her owner, Ron to this great accomplishment. They were an amazing team and got fantastic scores and every higher praise
from the judges. This is Ron's first dog to compete in the field. Zoey will compete in Master this fall. Congratulations to Ron and Brenda on
their great work with Zoey.
JULY - SEPT
With puppies on the way dog shows had to be limited so we traveled up to Rockford, Illinois for the Vizsla Club of Illinois Specialties. The Club
hosted back to back Specialties on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday Lauren handled Deuce to a Best in Veteran Sweeps and Best Veteran
Dog in the 7-9 year class. They looked awesome together as usual! Dillon was entered in the Field Trial Dog class under Breeder Judge Diane Shearer,
Legacy Vizslas. He won a very competitive class against some of the most accomplished Field Trial dogs out there and then went on to be named
BEST OF BREED!!!! He later placed 4th in the Sporting Group!!! This youngster is such a sweetheart with more drive and energy than almost
any dog I've ever seen! He showed like a pro in really hot conditions although this was his first time out as a "special" and he just turned two last
month! What a special thrill for me as his breeder/co-owner/handler!! Thanks to the Vizsla Club of Illinois for putting on such a terrific event and a
special thank you to the cheering section who supported us in the group!! Check back for the picture on Dillon's page.
OCT - DEC
Ch. Derby's I Told You So, "Zoey" gained her MASTER HUNTER title at the Kentuckiana Pointing Breeds Association Hunt Tests in October. She
had qualifying scores in six of the 8 tests and garnered high praise from the judges. Zoey was exclusively trained and handled to this
achievement by her owner Ron. Congratulations to both of them on a job very well done!!!
There is a new resident here at Derby Vizslas. Derby's Endless Possibilities, aka "Nyah" is our newest addition to the family. She is the only girl
from the Skoda - Derby litter this summer. She is an amazingly sweet puppy and shows great promise for many future endeavors. Check back to
see her progress.
The passing of a beloved friend is never easy. I lost my sweet Deuce very suddenly in early October. He went very swiftly and did not suffer.
Everyone who ever met Deuce loved him and his sweet temperament and willing attitude won him many friends over the years. His passing leaves
a huge hole in my heart. Life will not be the same without him.