After competing in several hunt tests, we decided to add another vizsla to our family. We wanted a dog with a strong field background that we would use in AKC Field Trials but could also be competitive in the show ring. After months of searching, we decided on a puppy out of CH Snow Ridge Chief's Spirit Moon JH (Abbey). Once the litter was four weeks old, we began to evaluate the litter and Rose held all of the characteristics we were looking for with a strong bird and hunting desire, trainability and a great temperament. We participated in our first AKC Field Trial at the Nebraska Vizsla FT earning a 2nd place placement in AWP.
We were officially bit with the field trial bug. Rose completed her Field Champion in style with one of her five major wins in a gun dog stake.
Rose has been ranked in the Top 20 Vizslas in Field Trials for five years: 2006-Puppy/Derby-#15, 2007-Open Gun Dog-#10, 2008-Open Gun Dog-#7, 2009-Open Gun Dog-#20 and 2010 Amateur Gun Dog-#10. Rose just missed being in the Top 20 in 2012 by being ranked 22nd.
Rose also owns the title of winning the largest all breed field trial stake ever won by a Vizsla. There were 61 dogs in this stake.
Rose passed over the rainbow bridge on August 14, 2013. Her memory will live on in our hearts forever as we truly lost a member of our family that day.