A big Congratulations go out to CJ and Ruby on their ring debuts at the Animal Inn
matches the last weekend of 2007. Also, a big thanks to Paul and Reaghan for
helping with the girls in the ring. Although Ruby took breed everyday and a
Sporting Group 4 in Saturday, CJ showed that she has the spirit to go a long way.
We look forward to their turning 6 months old and competing for real points.
Happy Holidays and the best of the season to you and yours from all of us here at
Cruiser's. We've had a very successful year and look forward to continuing that
into 2008. Thank you to all of our wonderful owners and supporters, without you,
none of this would be possible.
Hunter receives an invitation to the 2007 Eukanuba Championship in Long Beach,
CA on December 1 & 2. Congratulations to Ralph, sire to many Cruiser's get for
his invitation also.
October took us to the VCA Nationals in Omaha, NE. Being so close, we took
everyone along. It was a great experience and I am so proud of what everyone
did. Millie even helped with a 4th Place in Stud dog along with half sister Lexi and
We ended September cold and wet, but with 2 more qualifying junior hunter runs
fro Hunter. He gave me the best birthday present that I could ask for. This is my
first Junior Hunt title and glad to say that I did it myself!
The next weekend in July took us to Belvidere, IL for the Vizsla Club of Illinois
Specialty. Although Star and Hunter both showed wonderfully, it was the puppy
bitch, Whisper, that I got to show that shined the most. Whisper took Reserve
Winner's Bitch at the Specialty and then took a 4-point major at the Supported
Entry under George Heitzman at just barely 8 months old. Whisper is owned by
Kathy Wessels and is pleasant to show.
We started out July with a trek to Monroe, MI for the Vizsla Club of Michigan
Specialty. Star took Best of Opposite Sex at the supported entry.
On the first day of the Cambridge Cluster, Mikki took Winner's Bitch for another
point. Watch for this up and comer!
The second Twin Cities Vizsla Club was in Jordan in June. A new show site and
indoor Specialty, which didn't seem to affect the dogs. Star, under the guiding
hand of Eva Phillippi took Best of Opposite at the Specialty and Sydney after
winning an Open class of 11 took Reserve Winner's Bitch.
Saturday of Lake Minnetonka weekend in Jordan was even better for Sydney as
she took a 5-point major under Judge Carl Leipman! Way to go Sydney.
The end of June was the first Twin Cities Vizsla Club Specialty in St. Peter. Sydney
went Reserve Winner's Bitch at the Specialty and everyone showed great!
Staying close to home with a show in Eagan, MN, both boys Tigger and Hunter
excelled, each taking Winner's dog one day and Hunter taking Best of Winner's
also. Sydney came close on Sunday with a Reserve Winner's Bitch on Sunday.
We headed to Jefferson County, WI, a new show site for this show, but still
successful for the Cruiser's clan. We started out Friday with a 3-point Major for
Mikki, Cruiser's Rusty Red Mikki, a Radar daughter. Mikki has been growing up
over the last year. Friday was also Timber and Patti's first shot at Rally and first
Saturday was a good showing for us in the ring, but an ever better showing in
Rally. Both Timber and Gunnar pass in Rally Novice, Timber with a 96 and Gunnar
with a 92. Very impressive for both!
Sunday, Timber finished her RN title to become Keystone Copper Timber RN. Her
and Patti's first AKC title, Congrats girls. We had a wonderful time in a very
competitive breed ring and look forward to the shows coming up.
At the TCVC Hunt Test we had two successful days. Major passed both days for
his third and fourth Junior legs and earned his Junior Hunter title. This is Radar's
first JH get.
Earning his first and second legs were Hunter. Although he was handler
challenged with me, he had great training prior with Brian and of course Mason.
These were also earned at the April 28 & 29th Hunt Test.
April 1st in Eau Claire, WI, Hunter was awarded WD and BW from Dr. Alvin
Krause. Star was BOS with Eva Phillippi at the other end of the lead. Thank you
Welcome to Spring...
We've had a very quiet winter so far, staying home to work on the house, work on
training, and plan for the spring and summer.
We did hit a few highs in the first few months of the year:
-Hunter earned a few more points toward his Championship
-Star took an Award of Merit at the Gateway Vizsla Club Specialty in St. Louis.
Thank you Dave for handling my girl to such a wonderful accomplishment
-Ginger, Gunnar's sister earned her Championship, this makes Trisha a Registry
of Merit (ROM) dog for the Vizsla Club of America.
What's New 2007