|Capone's show ring debut
OFA (cardiac): VZ-CA431 (CLEAR)
OFA (hips): VZ-13482E24M-VPI (EXCELLENT)
OFA (elbows): VZ-EL1869M24-VPI (NORMAL)
OFA (thyroid): VZ-TH997/33M-VPI
PennHIP (LH/RH): .23/.21 (90th PERCENTILE)
CERF: VZ-381256 (CLEAR)
A little about Capone:
I always wanted a Potter son. I wasn't sure I would be able to have that wish, given my oldest (and first) male Vizsla was a tad discriminating with
other boys. When Capone was born, I was determined to make it work. Capone's mild mannered and 'go with the flow' personality, even as a
young puppy, allowed he and Bela to actually become....friends. Capone never challenged him, gave him his personal space, and actually guarded
him when Bela became sick. Little did I know, Capone would become the caretaker in my home, always comforting and believing first-hand that
the best therapy is a good, old-fashioned cuddle.
He never meets a stranger, dog or human. His often exuberant "tigger bounce" is generally the way you'll be greeted by Capone. We formed a
bond so quick and so strong, that it guides us in everything we do. He's extremely biddable, but not soft. He has inherited many wonderful traits
from his parents. An easy keeper in the home, he's a cuddly lap dog. But a rapid flip of his "bird dog" switch and superhero Capone hops out of his
changing booth with a fierce name-taking work ethic in the field.
Capone is a bird dog by heart. His drive in the field, precise nose, and natural retrieve have made working with him one of my greatest passions.
He is the first dog that I have taken through puppy/derby and through the breaking process to gundog stakes, by myself. He has been entirely
trained by me. This has not only strengthened the bond between us, but it has taught me a lot about myself and the constant desire to learn how to
better communicate with my dogs.
The son of the highest titled field dog in US Vizsla history and a Dual Champion, Amateur Field Champion mom, both parents have received
recognition at the National level in the field, multiple times. His pedigree boasts many National Field Champions, Dual Champions, Amateur Field
Champions, Show Champions, and titles in many other areas.
Capone is a SEVENTH generation Dual Champion and my second home-bred DC/AFC. The best title this dog could ever hold, however, he earned
the day he was born.....mine.
photo courtesy Derek Baune
photo courtesy Derek Baune
Some Highlights on Capone:
- Breeder/Owner/Trained/Handled to DC and AFC
- 9 singles to finish Grand Championship
- 2018 All Star Review Winner held in conjunction with VCA National Specialty Show
- NAVHDA Utility Prize 1 (195)
- Sire of multiple show Champions (others major pointed)
- his first GRAND Champion ( Scout 2018),
- His First NAVHDA UT2 Prize offspring (Prairie, 2018)
- Multiple NAVHDA NA Prize 1 pups, hunt test titled,& field trial placements
- His first Trick Dog offspring (Ranger, 2018)
- Capone is versatility at its finest