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"Top Quality, Versatile Vizslas"

Varazs Permanent Reg'd Vizslas is a home "kennel" devoted to raising and loving the smooth-coated Vizsla.  We're located on 10 gorgeous, wooded acres in southern Ontario. My husband and I have owned Vizslas since 1978; I've been very active in competition since 1991, earning numerous titles on my dogs and having great fun with my Vizslas.  It behooves both breeder and future Vizsla owners to understand what the Vizsla was originally bred to do - hunt - and that it still retains a strong instinct to  hunt.  Instincts are biologically determined impulses/reflexes (e.g., lifting a leg to point) or patterned responses (i.e., looking for feathered game).  The Vizsla's instincts and reflexive behaviours don't just disappear because people choose not to hunt with it. It's important to understand this when you are considering to buy a hunting dog - and then choose not to hunt with it.  

I try to breed an all 'round, versatile Vizsla - one that can still hunt and hunt well but is intelligent and adaptable enough to learn complex behaviours for competitive obedience, agility and other activities.  I breed for myself and therefore prospective owners need to understand that my dogs are high energy and require not only considerable physical exercise but mental stimulation.  Although some of my dogs are hunted by their owners, when not, my dogs need an outlet for their drive and energy.  That outlet is all the competitive dog sports that owners can participate in to earn titles. 

Earning titles is all about having fun and keeping a Vizsla mentally as well as physically stimulated.  It also means more. 

What is a Title Really?

"Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not just an adjunct to competitive scores; a title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honour the dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the memory, for about as long as anything in this world can remain.

And though the dog himself doesn't know or care that his achievements have been noted, a title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count.

A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.

In addition, a title says that you love your dog. That you loved to spend time with him because he was a good dog and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance when he failed and in the end your faith was justified.

A title proves that your dog inspired you to that special relationship enjoyed by so few; that in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return.

And when that dear short life is over, the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend. Volumes of praise in one small set of initials after the name.

A title is nothing less that the true love and respect, given and received and recorded permanently."

Author Unknown

Did you know that research now shows that dogs stay more mentally fit if they continue to train and work for a living (just like humans)!   If we don't offer our Vizslas the opportunity to do what they were bred to do - hunt - then we must offer them an alternative that is equally rewarding to the dog: agility, obedience, rally-obedience, tracking, or conformation. 

I am very proud of my Vizslas' accomplishments.  I am also deeply grateful to the many owners who have bought a puppy from me and brought out the best in their Vizslas.  Between 1991 and December 2013, achievements with dogs I've owned, those I've bred and those sired by my dogs from my kennel include a total of 283 titles! I personally have achieved 126 titles on the 10 Vizslas that I've owned over the years and put titles on many more that I've bred and co-owned.

In March 2006, Sasha earned his AKC Rally Excellent title at the 'tender' age of 13 years and 3 months and when he was 14 years and 3 months, he earned his Rally Advanced-Excellent (RAE) title, the highest rally title that the American Kennel Club bestows on a dog. Three months shy of his 15th birthday, he competed in CKC novice agility trials and successfully earned 2 legs at those trials. (The reason we didn't do CKC rally sooner was because the sport wasn't available in Canada back then.) At all the trials we were at, he was almost always the oldest dog competing.  And he LOVED it.  He thrived on the attention he got, he loved the treats and rewards for the work he did, and best of all - he loved being my partner.  In many ways, dogs are like humans - "use it or lose it".  Keep them active & mentally stimulated, learning new tricks and behaviours for their entire lifetime and they will definitely have a better quality of life, no doubt about it!  That's why I place such great emphasis on giving your Vizsla "a career" and earning titles.  You'll see throughout my website how well my dogs have done in different "careers".  Many of them such as Keira, Katya, Nova, Sara, Sasha, Miska, Milo, Shandy, Vadasz, Diva and Bodi have earned titles in multiple venues - field, agility, conformation, obedience, agility and/or rally - exemplifying the truly versatile nature of this wonderful breed. To date, my Miska (10.5 years of age) has earned 39 titles alone, most of which were accomplished when she was over 7 years of age.

 I breed for quality not quantity and my commitment lasts the dog's lifetime.

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Updated January 13, 2014

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