aka DP's Hit The Trifecta
Male Vizsla born 10/28/2022
Wager is Cash's grandson out of his daughter Leelu (DP's Fifth Element) who was Best of Opposite Sex at Westminster Kennel Club in 2022. I got to meet Leelu when her owner flew out to stay with me for the big event. Leelu is a pretty girl with a goofy, happy attitude and a real drive to work and play, so I was excited to get one of her puppies. Wager stood out as the boy who made a ton of eye contact and loved his toys, things I like in a working dog. So far he has been a sweet, fun puppy and I'm looking forward to our adventures together!
aka GCH Bayview's One For The Money BN RN JH AX AXJ CA CGC
Male Vizsla born 7/17/15
Cash is Ally’s nephew out of her half sister Ida, but they
couldn’t be more different! Ally was petite and light boned and
didn't take anything seriously. Cash is a big boned boy who
takes everything seriously—I want it NOW! is his motto in life.
He lives for tennis balls, killing the hose, and doing laps at
full speed around the field.
Cash finished his breed championship at 16 months taking Best of Breed three times and a fourth place in the Sporting Group. He has traveled all around the country as a show dog with his co-owner Britt and took me on the ride of a lifetime to the Westminster Kennel Club.
Cash is a fabulous agility buddy who loves the sport as intensely as I do and does his darndest to figure out where I want him to go! He's also happy to play in any sport he's shown and has competed in obedience (taking the second highest score at Vizsla Nationals in 2021), lure coursing and hunt tests.
Male Rottweiler 4/13/03 - 7/3/15, adopted 1/5/13
Our house was feeling very empty without a Rottweiler and Ranger was feeling lost without a home, so he came home with us from the animal shelter in January, 2013. Ranger was a very happy, lovey boy who reminded me of the “Dog’s Daily Diary” joke: A walk: my favorite thing! A toy: my favorite thing! A cookie: my favorite thing! Everything he did, he did with great enthusiasm, including quickly proving that old dogs can learn new tricks. He always seemed proud of himself when he would sit at warp speed or throw himself to the ground when asked to lie down.
aka CH MACH Brittania’s Alysheba CGC, XF, CD
Female Vizsla 4/20/2009 - 12/2/2019
Ally was my first Vizsla after falling in love with the breed when I worked for a training and exercise service in California. Ally finished her breed and agility championships, but she loved obedience best and wanted to do more of it! Ally should have been cloned as she was the dog everyone is looking for: sweet, quiet, loved everyone, loved a good run but was just as happy to nap in the kitchen. Since she was such a sweet, easy girl, we had to work hard to find her inner speed demon. She proved her toughness by making it into the finals of the Iron Dog competition at Vizsla Nationals in 2015. You can read about Ally’s puppyhood in the Summer 2009 newsletter.
aka MACH Prime Time Flash Von Hobson OF, RA
Male Rottweiler 12/7/02 – 9/14/12
Flash was my constant companion for 9 ½ short years. He was very
much my heart dog and I had a number of students tell me that their
goal in training was to have a dog who looked at them the way that
Flash looked at me. We had an incredible bond both competing and in
every day life.
Flash spent many years supervising my classes from his ex-pen, always ready to jump up at a moments notice to demonstrate an exercise. When we competed in agility, I was always honored to have people I had never met come up to tell me they loved watching him. That he was such an honest dog with such a big heart. He was frequently ranked in the top ten Rottweilers for agility and rally obedience.
aka High Hills Quest for Lexi AXP, AJP, CGC
Female Rottweiler 6/3/98-5/7/09
Lexi retired from agility competition after finishing her Excellent level titles. Professionally, she spent many years helping me rehabilitate aggressive dogs and she always enjoyed this work, but at heart she was a homebody. Lexi considered her most important job to be patrolling the property for rabbits and groundhogs.
Female Rottweiler 4/2/88-7/13/00
Sadie was my first dog as an adult. She grew up in a crazy college house with ten roommates, came to all my classes and slept through more physics lectures than I did. She also accompanied me on solo camping trips across the country. Sadie was one tough puppy who fostered my interest in dog training and grew up to be the dog of a lifetime. She’s pictured here in her role as ring bearer at our wedding.
Male Dalmatian (deaf) 2/84-7/86
As a teenager, I succeeded in talking my mom into a Dalmatian puppy. Pied was the first dog I trained (previously my subjects were horses and bantam chickens!). At first we didn’t realize that he was deaf and we just thought he was stubborn. Once we realized that he couldn’t hear, I focused on teaching him hand signals and he turned out to be a very good student. Sadly, he died under anesthesia at a young age.
I’m working on putting some of my favorite recipes online. In the
meantime, you can check out some of my favorite cookbooks on my
Listmania list on Amazon.com.
*What do all these letters mean? Please see the AKC website for a list of title abbreviations.