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November 2014 RSVC Newsletter

 The November 2014 RSVC Newsletter is available here.

 Archived copies of past newsletters can be found here.

Please enjoy the November issue of the Rio Salado Vizsla Club Newsletter. This month has the results of our club's recent hunt test and field Versatility tests. The winning photos of 2015 RSVC Calendar are also published with information on how to order the calendar in time for the holidays. This month's edition also features a very interesting article titled, "Brain Scans Reveal What Dogs Really Think of Us" as well as two informative articles just in time for the holidays titled, "Pets and Guests - Can They Get Along?" and "Thanksgiving Food Your Pet Should Avoid." Please remember to renew your membership before January 1, 2015.
    Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this month's Newsletter including Mike Dhondt,
Pam Edwards, LindaJean Egbert, Missy Gregory, Debbie Maher, Marge Mehagian, Chris Seaver, and Tracey Sosna as well as everyone who submitted photos and brags to "That's My Vizsla" and "Brags and Cries." Special thanks to my proofreaders who took the time during this busy week to review the Newsletter - Janet Galante, Julie and Paul Holmes, Marge Mehagian, and Jodi Rosenblatt.
    The next issue of the Newsletter will publish the results of CGC tests, Versatility tests in Conformation and Obedience, the February Specialty, and our March Hunt Test. RSVC member Julie Holmes, will also write a column on how to train your Vizsla to do various "tricks." As always, your submissions to "That's My Vizsla" and "Brags and Cries" are welcome any time and may be emailed to me at


Important RSVC Dates

December 6th - remember to RSVP to the Holiday Party

December 7th -

  • Socialization and Obedience Class at Born to Run (13811 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296) starting at 8:30 AM.              
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing. Please bring your dog's AKC information and $15 fee
  • Versatility Tests in Conformation; Please fill out test entry form and bring $6 fee per test per dog
  • Versatility Tests in Obedience: Please fill out test entry form and bring $6 fee per test per dog

Questions about Versatility tests? Contact RSVC Versatility Chairman Donna Coulter-Karis at

December 13th - Canine Good Citizen Testing at the Mehagians at 9 AM - Bring your AKC info and $15 fee

January 17th - Hunt Test Seminar - Learn how to become a judge and also many tips on running your dogs in Hunt Tests 9am - 5 pm  A flyer will be coming. with more info and cost.
February 7th 2015 - RSVC Show Specialty - Premium list will be emailed  and on the website
March 13 / 14 2015   Hunt Test - all info will be announced and premium will be mailed.
At least 3 Hunt Training dates will be scheduled prior to the Hunt Test.  - Dates to be announced.
April 18th 2015 -Awards Banquet Saturday 4 pm - Phoenix Country Club Invitations will be sent.

RSVC 2015 Calendars

The RSVC 2015 Calendars, featuring the winning photos for this year's contest are available for order. Calendars will be available for pick-­‐up at the Holiday Party at the Kirkpatricks in December or can be shipped for an additional $5.  Oder form can be found here.                      


Training, Socialization, Canine Good Citizen Class

The next set of Versatility tests will be held at the final meeting of the RSVC East Valley Socialization and Obedience class on Sunday, DECEMBER 7th, 2014 at Born to Run (13811 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296), starting at 8:30 AM. Versatility tests will be offered in both Conformation and Obedience. For more information on these tests, please visit the VCA web site ( or email

Tracey Sosna, RSVC Merchandise chairman, will also bring the latest in RSVC and Vizsla merchandise to the December 7th class. Please stop by to pick up your tee shirts, hats, jackets, cups, bumper stickers and more! Contact Tracey at if you are interested in a specific item.

Just a reminder that dog illness such as Parvo is a very real threat. To protect our vizsla loves, we want to remind everyone that ALL dogs and puppies attending RSVC events MUST be current on their vaccinations.

RSVC Fido Bags Put to Use 

Here is a nice article from the Payson Roundup that mentions the fido bags that our club donated.