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April 2015 RSVC Newsletter

The April 2015 RSVC Newsletter is available here.

 Archived copies of past newsletters can be found here.

Please enjoy the April 2015 edition of the RSVC Newsletter. This month's issue includes several great articles, such as "Becoming Snake Smart," "Do Dogs See in Color?" and "Trick Training - Article #1" by RSVC member Julie Holmes. The results of the CGC and Versatility tests, the RSVC Spring Specialty and the recent RSVC Hunt Test are also listed. 

Special thanks to everyone who contributed to this month's newsletter: Donna Coulter-Karis, Mike Dhondt, Sandy Gorton, Missy Gregory, Julie Holmes, Kristel Judkins, Marian Kirkpatrick, Rick and Debbie Maher, Rita Mather, Marge Mehagian, Jodi Rosenblatt, Tracey Sosna, and Doreena Weigert. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to "That's My Vizsla - Sleepy Vizsla Special Edition,"  and to "Brags and Cries." Many thanks to Julie and Paul Holmes and Vicki May for proofreading this month's newsletter.
Please note that several deadlines are due in early April, including RSVPs for the RSVC Fun Day and the Annual Awards Banquet, donations to the RSVC silent auction, and submission of your 2014 Award Application.  
Please email your submissions for "Brags and Cries" and "That's My Vizsla" anytime. Include "That's My Vizsla" or "Brag" and your dog's name in the subject line of your email. Also, please submit your photo in a jpg format (limit one photo per brag). The next newsletter will feature photos of our wonderful "Velcro Vizslas" -  please send me photos of you, your family and your dog(s) demonstrating this wonderfully sweet characteristic of our breed (captions are always welcome). Photos may be cropped or edited.
The next newsletter will be published in August 2015. Ideas for articles, photos of RSVC events, submissions to "That's My Vizsla" and "Brags and Cries" are always welcome and may be emailed to me at
Donna Coulter-Karis
RSVC Newsletter Editor

2014 Awards Application

The RSVC honors the efforts of its members and dogs for obtaining titles each year. Titles must have been awarded by the American Kennel Club or the Vizsla Club of America. Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the Phoenix Country Club. If you are unable to come to the banquet, please make arrangements to have your awards picked up by someone else or pick it up at another club event. Awards will not be mailed.

Applications for awards can be found here


2015 RSVC Awards Banquet

The Rio Salado Vizsla Club 2015 awards banquet, general membership meeting and election of officers will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2015 the Phoenix Country Club

2901 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(7th St North of Thomas Rd)

Please RSVP by April 13th, 2015

Contact Pam Richards (480) 314-0974 or


Vizsla Fun Day

Please mark your calendars for a great event that we are planning on Saturday, April 11th, 2015.
We are planning a Vizsla Fun Day that will include:
* Versatility testing
* Canine Good Citizen Testing
* Microchipping
* DNA testing
* Lunch
More information and details to come! Mark it on your calendars.
For more information contact
We look forward to seeing you and your vizslas there.

Snake Breaking Clinic

Snake breaking clinics will be held by RSVC members Rick & Debbie Maher.  Please RSVP if interested.
March 28th, Saturday held near  Wickenburg
Fees are as follows:
$40 per dog
$35 for each additional dog if multiple dogs in the household
$20 for retesting any dog(s) we have done before

For exact location and more information see

Rick & Debbie Maher
623-936-7333 Phoenix, AZ