||Christine Morgan||01709 760124 / 07970 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||Amanda Tasker||07824 email@example.com|
|Treasurer||Rose Summerfield||07917 firstname.lastname@example.org|
||Debra Revell||01460 email@example.com|
||Christine Carpenter||01373 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Health Co-Ordinator||Diane Parry||01724 email@example.com|
|Rehoming||Susanne Howard||07973 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Membership Secretary||Amanda Tasker||07824 email@example.com|
|Web Master / Hot Wires Editor||Georgina Buchan||07775 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cup Steward||Jenny Spillane||07800 email@example.com|
|Show Secretary||Karl Gawthorpe||07733 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Annual Awards||Bev Smith (Shows)||07889 email@example.com|
|Annual Awards||Bev Smith (Working)||07889 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Membership paperwork is to be sent to the Membership Secretary: Christine Morgan, 62 Meadowgate, Brampton Bierlow, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S63 6HJ
I have been involved in the world of dog showing and served on the committees of various general and breed clubs since 1975. I owned my first Wire in 2005 and have awarded CCs in them four times. I have served on the HWVA Committee since 2005 taking only a short break in 2012.
I grew up on a farm surrounded by all types of animals, but my favourites were always our dogs. We had a selection of gundogs: Labradors and Spaniels, a long line of miniature poodles and even a Great Dane for a short period. I then spent a many years out in the wilderness building a career and a family without the close companionship that only a dog can bring. Finally, after what seemed like a lifetime, my circumstances changed and we were lucky enough to get Skye (alias the Princess) Hungarian Viszla. We were so taken with her and after doing our research, we travelled to the East of England Show to speak to a stud owner. It was there that we came across a family with a Leiborschy puppy (Leiborschy Gold Sovereign) and that was it! I spent the next 2 years puppy in waiting until Kaixo came along. What a funny, feisty pup she was…Sadly I lost her at 15 months in December 2019 in an RTA. I have spent the last year and a half puppy in waiting and visiting friends with WHVs because I can’t get enough of them!
I have been involved with dogs all my life, especially Gundogs. My passion for the Wirehaired Vizsla was born in 2002. I Show and Work our Wires. We have gained our Stud book number with three dogs now and have numerous CC’s and RCC’s from our show team. In recent years we have been really enjoying competing in Working tests to amuse our Wires during the Summer months. They have then been working on the beating line or part of the picking up team during the winter months. We feel we own, breed and enjoy true dual purpose Wires.
I have done some judging of the breed in recent years. I have passed all the KC education exams and also attended the Breed Appreciation day and passed the exam.
My aim is to Enjoy, Promote, and Progress this wonderful breed for many more years to come.
A dog lover all my life, I have owned Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas for the past 13 years, and currently have 3. They have all taught me so much in show ring and brought me to show judging, I am on the Breed specialist B list. However, it is their working ability which interests me most, nothing quite like watching your dog catch a scent on the Grouse moors, to see correct conformation translate to working ability. I have entered many working tests and pointing tests, and look forward to spending my early retirement working and training my own dogs. I am also looking forward to serving the HWVA as Working Secretary, planning to provide training, experience and events for your dogs.
I have been in HPRs since 1989 and my breed is the Weimaraner. I have had 13 dogs in that time and have been lucky enough to obtain 8 stud book entries. I have been successful, winning Field Trials, Gundog Working Tests and have several grading at Pointing Tests. I have also bred a Show Champion who went on to get her Champion title. I have been a serving Officer of the Bristol and West Working Gundog Society for 20 years and in that time held the office of HPR Field Trial Secretary for 10 years covering all aspects of field work and for the past 4 years I have served as the Acting General Secretary. I have also for the past 10 years served on the Hunt Point Field Trial Associations as General Secretary and Treasurer. This club being created to provide Clubs a forum to speak on Field Trial matters. I am also a representative on the Kennel Club Field Trial Liaison Council and also served for many years on the committee of the Westbury Canine Society and held office as Chairman. I am a Kennel Club B Panel judge for Field Trials and I give CCs in Weimaraners. I hope my experience will be of service to the HWVA.
I have owned the breed since 1996 and bred my first litter in 2002. I award Challenge Certificates in this wonderful breed. I have shown the breed since 1996 I have worked the breed picking up and under a Harris Hawk. I am a qualified dog trainer, dog nerd and have a huge interest in early neurological stimulation in litters and canine conformation. In the past have been Secretary of an Open Show.
My husband and I have had dogs in our family all our lives, of various breeds, and Heinz 57s. We’ve been fortunate to share our home with Wires since 2006, and have participated in working activities and the showing side. Due to my own health issues I cannot undertake working activities any more, but my husband has proved to be an ace handler in the show ring! I have also been involved with Rescue for several years and originally set up Vizslamentés UK with friends 8 years ago. I also help admin several Vizsla groups on Facebook, including a Vizsla Health Forum with more than 4,800 members worldwide. We currently share our lives in Norfolk with 3 lads ranging in age from 18months to 7 years.
My husband and I have been breeding, training, rehabilitating, fostering and competing with gun dogs of all varieties for the past 30 years. We have owned Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas now for the last nine years. Our dogs are primarily working dogs with whom we share our lives. We are very keen to promote and care for this wonderful breed.
I have owned dogs most of my life, mostly spaniels and Labradors prior to our HWVs which we have owned since January 2012. We have been showing since about May 2012. One boy has his Sh.C.M, one is a Sh.Ch and the youngest is on two CCs. I have just started training with the youngest with the possible (depending on progress!) intention to try and attain his Show Gundog Working Certificate. I am a Member of the Hunt Point and Retrieve Gundog Association Committee and am their Newsletter Editor. I am studying to become a qualified Canine Hyrdotherapist (aiming to complete by Oct 2021).
I have been involved with dogs for the last 43 years, I award CC’s in Labradors and I’m the secretary of the Labrador Retriever Club, Secretary & Treasurer of The Labrador Breed Council and also the BEC for the breed. I have a keen interest in the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas having watched the breed develop over the years. I have been lucky enough to judge the breed a few times at open shows, I have attended the Association’s Breed Appreciation Day and passed the multiple-choice exam. I am happy to serve on the committee and I hope that I will be able to bring my years of experience to the club.
I have grown up always having a dog at my side. From a Border Collie cross English Setter at the age of six months to German Shepherds, English Setters, Irish Setters, Border Collies, Hungarian Vizslas and Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas. They are all breeds I have been privileged to own and love. I began showing in 1991 with my English Setters. A short time later I began to show my Mum, Connie Collins’s, Border Collies and we were both on the committee of The Border Collie Club of GB.
Whilst showing my Hungarian Vizsla, I saw my first HWV and fell in love with the breed. I bought my first Wire in 2005 and have never looked back.
I first judged the breed in 2011 and I am on the A3 judging list. I enjoy judging this beautiful breed and each time it is a privilege.
I own 2 dogs and 5 bitches at the moment, they are my family and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I purchased by first HWV in 2000 from Barbara and Sharon Pinkerton. I also have German Shorthaired Pointers which I have been involved with for 40 years. The ethos at Oakberrow for all our dogs are temperament, beauty and brains, meaning that they are both successful dogs in the show ring but also work on local shoots picking-up. At Crufts 2006 together with Chris and Peter Guest we were awarded 3rd in the Pickers-up Team class a first for the breed, which we were very proud of achieving. I award CCs in 6 breeds and Gundog Group. I also have had the honour of judging HWVs at Crufts in 2015 and the Breed Championship show in 2013 with a fabulous entry of 90 dogs making 107 entries. I also am on Three Counties Championship Dog Show Committee, Central and Southern German Shorthaired Pointer Committee, Chairman of Hereford Ringcraft.