Halo is our keeper puppy from the Monte x Elara litter we had at the end of 2018. 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 2019, 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. Her brother Rye, owned by Suad Dajani, showed well all weekend and took home Reserve Winners Dog at the Regional Specialty. Halo has since earned 6 points towards her Championship with very limited showing.
Audrey and Halo competed in a local field test last 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 ever that they have been able to hand this award out. Halo is our youngest dog to earn a field title at just 10 months old. This team has also been attending obedience classes together, and will hopefully hit the rally ring in 2021.
With all dog events shut down this summer due to Covid, we have not had a chance to get the dogs out. Finally they started to allow certain outdoor sports to start up again and we decided to try out Sprinter, a timed 100m dash. At our first sprinter trial Halo ran all 3 times and kept her runs to 9 seconds or less, topping out her speed at 41km/h. These speeds gave her enough points to earn her Novice Sprinter title, the first for any of our dogs! Halo ran again at another sprinter test the end of October, increasing her top speed to just under 44 km/h, the fastest of all our dogs so far! She will not be able to finish her next level of Sprinter titles this fall, but she is very close.
So far last summer we have managed to get to only one show after everything shut down. At the Elgin County show the end of August 2020 Halo showed very well and took home Winners Bitch and Best of Winners/Breed both days we were entered earning her 4 points towards her Championship. She now needs only 4 more to finish, but it may be late 2021 before we get into a show ring again.
FDj - Field Dog Jr
NS - Novice Sprinter
Eyes: clear VZ-EYE1341/23F-VPI
Heart: clear VZ-BCA10/23F/C-VPI
Hips: Good VZ-16749G25F-VPI
Elbows: clear VZ-EL3570F25-VPI
Thyroid: normal VZ-TH2195/25F-VPI
Reserve Winners Bitch and Best Puppy in National Specialty at 6 months + week of age
Youngest of our dogs to complete a field title at 10 months old.
First of our dogs to earn a Sprinter title
Halo's brother Rye travelled with us to Long Sault for one day to show in the all breed show and the Ottawa Valley Pointing Dog Specialty in 2019. 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 3 point win. Rye picked up a few more points last fall/winter and finished his Championship at the Woodstock and District Kennel Club show in February. He is the first of the Monte x Elara puppies to earn their Championship.
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.