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Spring Specialty

January 13, 2016

The RSVC Spring Specialty is almost here!  This event will be held indoors at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 6, 2016.  This is a concurrent Specialty Show and will be held after the Vizsla classes at the All Breed show.

The Premium list for all of the shows is available online with Onofrio Dog Shows (click HERE).  Entries close WEDNESDAY NOON, JANUARY 20, 2016.  Please mark your calendar and make your plans soon.

We truly appreciate the generous support of our members with their entries and trophy donations.

The following trophies have been sponsored:

                        Best of Breed: Marge Mehagian

                        Best Opposity Sex: Pam and Gary Richards

                        Winners Bitch: Lorraine Granau

                        Winners Dog: Mary Levine

 Trophies that still need to be sponsored are listed below.  Donations in any amount to the general  trophy fund are always appreciated and can be applied to one of the trophies listed below.

                        $40  Best of Winners                       

                        $15  Reserve Winners Bitch           

                        $15  Reserve Winners Dog           

                        $30  Select Dog                       

                        $30  Select Bitch                       

                        $45  Toys                                   

I am looking forward to seeing everyone and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Marian Kirkpatrick, RSVC Specialty Chairman

(602) 769-6761


Hunt Test Training

We have a limited amount of birds, it will depend on how many people attend the Hunt Training as to how many birds people will be able to get.  Bird orders are due by Sunday, January 24th.  

Please call 602-808-9216 or email me at I need to know your dogs name, what level you are training at and how many birds you would like.  

Robbins Butte is a desert area with no facilities and no shade, please make sure you bring water for both you and your dog, a chair, and some way to contain your dog when not in the bird field.  If you have an easy up you may want to bring it.  It is still cold now but there is always the possibility of snakes so please be alert.   

Once I get a final count of who is attending I will let you know if you were able to get all the birds you requested.  If you have any questions, please call Pam at 602-808-9216.


2016 Calendar Winners and Order Form

Thank You to everyone that participated in this year's calendar photo contest! 

Over 100 photos were entered and 50 people came to the photo and pizza party to vote!  This is the first year Luis and I have taken on this task and though it is a lot of work, it has also been very fun and we are excited to show you the finished product!  From submitting photos, to casting ballots, to making suggestions for next year- you are appreciated!  

Calendars wwere available at the Holiday Party! Click below for the calendar order form!

Calendars are $15.00 and if shipped will be an additional $5.75 for up to three calendars.  To order calendars please open the attached order form or for order questions please contact Chris Seaver at 602-427-7184 or

Calendar Order Form

Thank You,

Tracey Sosna Durso

Lu Ebratt


Calendar of Events 2015 / 2016

Attached is a calendar of events  for the coming months.

For Google Calendar users, the RSVC events are also on our Calendar.


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