Barben's Chianti, CD, RA, MH, CGC
Cali came to us in August 2010, as a 6 month old puppy with very limited bird exposure and training. She injured her patellar ligament in Sept. 2011, which meant we were unable to put her in the show ring right away. She finished her JH at 11 months and was already training for her Senior. She earned her Canine Good Citizen in March of 2011, at just one year old. By 18 months, she had finished her Rally Novice title, and was running as a Senior Hunter. She finished her Senior Hunter at 22 months old.

We ran her in 3 field trials as of the end of the 2011 trial season (her first season); out of three trials she  earned a 2nd place (out of 15) in an AGD Ret. stake and a 3rd place (out of 25 dogs, 2nd place withheld) in another AGD Ret. stake.  At 25 months old, Cali finished 3 legs of her Master Hunter in a back to back hunt test in Kentucky. Just weeks after running clean in an hour long stake at the VCA NGDC, she pulled off some very nice, master-level bird work, earning 9’s and 10’s on her scorecards. 

Cali has great style on point, an incredible retrieve and wonderful nose – this season we will be working on bringing back the range that we shortened during hunt tests.

In May of 2012, Cali earned her CD and RA titles in one weekend, in Perry, GA. She took first place twice in obedience and twice in Rally Obedience and earned plenty of comments! Not many Vizslas to be seen in the obedience rings!

Cali is back in the show ring, but since we work around her hunt test/field trial schedule, her show schedule will be very limited.

Cali continues to compete in field trials (see "News" page for updates) and will be bred this spring.