Halo is our keeper puppy from the Monte x Elara litter we had at the end of the year. She has everything we were hoping for with this breeding; size, angulation and attitude! She will debut in the Baby Puppy classes in both the CKC and the UKC this spring, and will be just old enough to compete for points by the time the National and Regional Specialties come around in June. We have gifted this puppy to our daughter Audrey, so watch for this duo in the summer!
Audrey and Halo made their debut at the National Specialty in June, there they were awarded Reserve Winner Bitch and Best Puppy. Halo also brought home a second RWB at the Ontario All Pointing Breed Field Dog Club specialty that weekend, no points for her yet but there is lots of time! Her brother Baj, co-owned with Lois Brown, showed well all weekend and took home Reserve Winners Dog at the Regional Specialty.
Audrey and Halo competed in a local field test this fall and Halo earned her Field Dog Jr title in 3 runs, with scores of 77, 88 and 97. Audrey handled Halo in the last run and was awarded the first ever Best Jr Handler award given by the Vizsla Society of Ontario at their field tests for the highest passing score by a Jr handler. This was the first time in several years that they have been able to hand this award out. Halo is our youngest dog to earn a field title.
Halo's brother Baj (pronounced Bye) travelled with us to Long Sault for one day to show in the all breed show and the Ottawa Valley Pointing Dog Specialty. At the specialty he was awarded Best Puppy in breed and at the all breed show later that afternoon walked away with Winners dog, Best of Winners and Best Puppy for a 4 point win.
Not to be out done, the second brother, Zoti, who lives in Nova Scotia has already earned 8 points towards his CKC Championship shown by his owner.