December 2008

Congratulations to Shane and LeeAnn Johnson, CJ's family on the arrival of
Graham.  CJ's new human brother will soon come to love her as much as we

September 2008

The weather has cooled down, but the competition hasn't.  We headed to a
show in Rochester and CJ turned the heat up.  On Sunday, September 14 CJ
earned her first points towards her show championship.  Spending the
summer at bird camp has done well for her.

Also over the wet weekend our Papillon friend Fly earned his AXJ title.  This boy
continues to burn it up.

Not to be out done, Timber is the first Cruiser's dog to earn an Advanced Rally
title at the Rochester shows.  Way to go everyone!

Puppies also had an exciting weekend taking the trip to Rochester with me.  
They played with several new friends and had a wonderful day.

August 2008

Weekend of August 23 & 24
It was a very successful weekend at the Lake Elmo Cluster.  Our lab friend
Bandit became a Best in Specialty Show winner and also took breed on the

Our papillon friend Fly earned  his second JWW Excellent leg on Saturday and
Vizsla Bubba in his first agility weekend got a Standard Novice leg on Sunday.

Leo earned his second major on Sunday, Congrats! and sister CJ came home
after two months at bird camp with Mark Smith.

Weimaraner Hunter earned his CD on Friday at the Northstar Weim Specialty.  
Nice job Kevin & Hunter.

Also, my little whippet girl GG (well, I wish she were mine) took WB and BOW at
the Whippet Specialty for her second major, way to go GG and Lexi!

Congratulations to Lily on the arrival of her little Porsche whelped, August 11,
2008.  One very special girl.

Mikki and Hunter's puppies arrive August 4, 2008.  Nine beautiful babies.  
Check them out on the puppies page.

Radar earns his first AKC agility leg in Jumper with Weaves,  He is on his way
and looked great doing it with a 2nd place finish!  He earned this on August 3,

July 2008

Radar earned a Full House CPE leg in agility with a more than perfect score and
a first place.  He i enjoying competing in agility more and more.  He did this on
Sunday, July 27.

Twin Cities Vizsla Club Fun Day was hit.  Congrats to Radar who finished 3rd
overall for Top Dog of the day.  He did this with 4 different handlers through the
5 events.  He was also the fastest in the 50 yard dash stay group and Star was
fastest in the 50 yard dash held class.

June 2008

Congratulations to Holly who made the cut at the TCVC June Specialty.  Thank
you to Adam Delude for handling her to such beauty.  Radar again was
successful in the Veteran's class.  Thank you to everyone who helped get all of
the specials in, it is very appreciated.

May 2008

Thank You Veteran's and those active on this Memorial Day

St. Peter Success!!
The Twin Cities Vizsla Club Specialty was May 23 and the City of St. Peter
rumbled over all the excitement.  The young dogs started off showing well in
Sweepstakes.  Then the Veterans showed that they can still strut their stuff.  
Radar earned a Best of Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweeps and Trisha showed
she can still move with the best of them.

In regular classes, we are please to announce that Leo not only won a very
competitive Bred By Exhibitor class, but also was awarded Winner's Dog for a
5-point major.  We couldn't be more proud of this young Missy/Bryce son.

Radar won the Veteran's class, which earned his a trip to breed along with our
Specials Star, Hunter and Holly.  All of them showed well, but Radar went above
and beyond and was awarded Best of Opposite Sex at the Specialty.  That was
also followed up with a Stud Dog win with his get Mikki and Major.

Way to go!!

This was also a successful weekend for Cruiser's friend Fly who completed his
OA and OAJ titles and moved into Excellent over the weekend in only a hand full
of trials.  He is truly a Superfly.

Happy Mother's Day!

And a what a day it is.  Radar gave me the best gift by earning two Q's at the
CPE Agility Trial.  He Q's in both Jumpers and Colors.  What a great start for his
first CPE trial.

Also making a great Mother's Day for Eva was weimaraner Hunter who
completed his Junior Hunter title today.  He went 4 for 4 on his passes.

After a very difficult April, May helped to bring some tears of happiness.  We
headed to Madison, WI for the Central Wisconsin Vizsla Club Specialty and the
All-Breed shows.  Now that he is a Veteran, Radar was able to compete in the
Best Veteran Class and in the Group.  He looked like her was being carried
around the ring by Ruby.  He was so happy to be back in the ring.  At the
Sweepstakes he finished behind Ralph and made a nice showing.

Hunter won the Hunting Dog class and made it to the final cut for Breed, as did
Holly.  She made a nice showing after a two-year break from the ring.

April 2008

April 30, 2008

It is with a torn heart that I share the sadness of losing Ruby today.  Ruby did
not make it through her surgery to repair her leg from her accident.  

Cruiser's Red Corundum "Ruby" 7/12/2007 ~ 4/30/2008

Ruby, your time with us was short, but you will always be thought about.  You
were the light at the end of the tunnel and the smile in your parents hearts.  We
will miss you!

April 29th Ruby was hit by a car and will require surgery to reset her broken
leg/toes.  Please keep Ruby, Adam & Jess in your thoughts as Ruby goes in for
surgery and starts her long road to recovery.  

Radar is a Grandpa again!  Congratulations to Honey and Csonka on their new
puppies.  Contact Jill for information on this wonderful litter.  

Ruby burns it up in Iowa again, this time in Waterloo.  On Saturday she was
Best Puppy and on Sunday she was Best Bred-By, followed by a Bred-By
Sporting Group 4.  Way to go baby girl!

March 2008

We hopped into Dubuque, IA for Easter and Ruby lived up to her home-town
advantage.  Cruiser's Red Corundum "Ruby" took Winner's Bitch and Best of
Winner's on Sunday, March 23rd at the Dubuque, IA KC show for her first
points.  It was a thrill to have her owner's Adam & Jessica Hoffman there along
with their family and friends.  Ruby is out of our own Missy and CH Szizlin
Kes-Dil Bryce Canyon "Bryce".  Thanks to Ruby for the big win, Bell for Reserve
Winner's Bitch on Saturday and also to Eva Phillippi for helping take a few red
heads in (including Bell for Reserve).  Your expert handing is always more than

March came in like a lion for Cruiser's own Sydney's Star Cruiser.  She finished
her bench Championship under Gloria Gehringer to become Trisha's 8th
Champion.  She is also the 4th of her litter to finish.  Congratulations to owners
Matt & Kelly Princivalli on their new Champion!

February 2008

Ruby rocks Chicago for the 4-day IKC cluster.  Although we didn't leave with
any points, this was a very successful show cluster for her.  She showed
beautifully and made it her goal to meet and greet every dog and every person
that made it to the show.  Radar was lucky enough to stay with Adam and
Jessica while Ruby was with me and I had to tear him away to get him back.

Star is ranked #18 in breed.

January 2008

The Missy/Bryce puppies turned 6-months and Leo, Ruby, C.J. and Boomer all
make their ring debuts.  These puppies are something to be proud of.  Ruby
earned Reserve Winner's Bitch her first day in the ring and Boomer was
considered for Reserve their second day in the ring.

Star starts out the year with a big breed win at the Land O' Lakes Kennel Club
show in St. Paul.  Thank you judge Lee Reasin.

Looking back to 2007 What's New...
What's New 2008
2008 Highlights
Ruby, Boomer & CJ placing in their first show.