Windswept Acre's News 2016
- January 2016
- Not much going on, cold and snowy. Brinkley showed in Tallmadge the
beginning of the month. She did another good job but no points.
- February 2016
- Been a little crazy around with me getting a new job so not too much time
for showing. We did make it to Indianapolis over Valentine's Day. Brinkley
continues to grow and mature and does a good job in the ring while the
judging left something to be desired.
- March 2016
- The weather is getting warmer and the grass longer so Spring is hopefully
around the corner. My work schedule is still variable so no showing this
month. All the dogs and I are enjoying spending time at home and out in
the yard. Looking forward to our Nationals trip in May to Topeka, KS with
Tate and Brinkley.
- April 2016
- Spring is here and Easter is behind us. Looking forward to getting outside
with the dogs. Brinkley will be showing in Columbus Ohio towards the end
of the month before we go to Nationals in May. I also hope to get her
exposed to birds sometime this month.
- May 2016
- Tate, Brinkley and I hit the road at the beginning of the month to attend the
Vizsla Club of America National Speciality Show in Topeka, KS. The drive
was uneventful 10 hrs. and everybody tolerated it well. Brinkley showed in
3 classes and did a great job strutting her stuff and showing her attitude.
Unfortunately, she did not receive any placements. Tate was in a very
competitive BOB class. While Tate showed well this year, he was
excused during the first cut. We had a good time hanging out with our
friends from near and far. The city of Topeka offered great weather during
our visit, interesting places to explore and plenty of great BBQ.
- After returning from the Nationals and talking to Brinkley's breeder (Sarah)
and several Vizsla breeder friends. I have made the difficult and heart-
breaking decision to re-home her. While being a sweet, loving and
outgoing girl who is a dream to show, she has not developed
conformationally to be a competitive show and brood bitch for Windswept.
I have been lucky enough to have my dear friend Jan tell me she would
like to adopt Brinkley. Brinkley will pursue agility and obedience
adventures with Jan while living on 20 acres in Athens, OH with Jan and
her husband David, their Vizsla Finn (a Gauge son) and Maggie (a
Bichon.) What a wonderful life she will have, I am so grateful to Jan and
David. Brinkley will be leaving for her new home sometime in July.
- June 2016
- Off to Troy, OH for the Miami Valley Vizsla Club Independent Speciality
Show with Breeder Judge Britt Jung. I entered Corey (GCH Windswept
Acre's Little Red Corvette JH BN CGC) who had not been show since last
year at this show. I was also asked to handle my friend Donell Scott's 12-
18 month bitch Haven. Boy did we have a great day at the show!!! First
Haven was in, we won her class and went on to place RWB. What a
lovely, beautifully moving girl Haven is. Next was Corey in BOB. We were
first in line. From the moment we stepped in the ring, Corey was on fire.
He couldn't make a wrong step and his beautiful movement was evident.
We made the cut and went on to be awarded Select Dog from a very
competitive BOB class. I was so proud of my boy, way to go Corey!!
Thank you Judge Britt Jung for recognizing my wonderful boy with this
- July 2016
- Visited with Foster (a Tate son) and his family while in Cleveland for Corey
to show at the Vizsla Club of Cleveland Speciality at Madison, OH. Corey
was on fire again! While narrowly missing out on the BOB win, he
repeated his Select Dog win for another 5pt. Grand Champion Major.
- The end of the month was bittersweet as Brinkley (Derby's New Girl In
Town at Windswept Acre's) was taken to her new home with good friends
Jan Crall and her husband David, Finn and Maggie in Athens, OH. While
this is extremely heart-breaking for me, it's a wonderful placement for
Brinkley. Since she has not matured conformationally as I had hoped, she
will not be bred. Jan is an avid agility competitor with also an interest in
obedience, Brinkley should excel in both and she is already enrolled in
agility. Brinkley will have a wonderful life living on 20 acres in rural
Athens, Ohio with plenty of human and canine companionship. I will get to
see her often and watch her progress. We love and will miss you Brinks -
Karen, Tate, Corey and Keeper.