News



Breeding Announcement:
  • Barben's Chianti CD RA MH ("Cali") is being bred to NGDC DC AFC Boulder's N Fusion's Heart of a Stallion JH ("Enzo") for a Summer 2014 litter.
  • For more info on Enzo, visit www.enzovizsla.com.








Recent Show News:
  • Milli (Bluemoon's Milagro Romance) earned her first two points in the show ring by going WB/BOW in Atlanta in February. Milli also went WB three days at the Columbiana, AL shows in April, including a puppy Group 2!
  • Parker (Bluemoon's Tequila Shooter) had back to back successes, first earning his first show points, going WD in Maryland in February, followed by a BOSS at the Conestoga Vizsla Club specialty in March. 









Puppies!
  • The 4 "Bigs" from the Jack x Cali litter are starting to head out!
    • Pink Girl became "Bluemoon's Voodoo Tiki" - Tiki
    • Blue Boy became "Bluemoon's Peligroso" - Knox
    • Red Boy became "Bluemoon's Tequila Shooter" - Parker
    • Teal Girl became "Bluemoon's Milagros Romance: - "Milli"
  • Milli will be staying here with us and have a show/field career. Tiki will go home with Jack's owners (Callie & Andrew Turner) and have a show/field career. Parker also moved up to VA and will have his own chance at greatness in the ring and field. Knox stayed in GA to live the life of a beloved pet.










Lizzy's Show Brags!
  • Lizzy went WB/BOS on May 17th at the Paducah Kennel Club show, under judge Patricia W Laurans.
  • Lizzy went WB/BW/BOB on May 19th at the Jackson, TN Dog Fanciers Assoc., under judge Roger Hartinger. 
  • Lizzy went WB on June 24th at the Gloucester Kennel Club of Virgina, under judge Dr. Dana Ann Smith Massey. (Handled by Lisa Sobosz)
  • Lizzy also went WB/BOW/BOS on June 25th, also at the Gloucester KC, under judge Mr. Desmond J. Murphy. (Handled by Lisa Sobosz)



NEW MH! April 2013
  • Summer completed her 3rd, 4th & 5th legs in Cecelia, KY at the double Hunt Tests hosted by the KYPBA and Weim Club of Greater Louisville.
  • Summer completed all 5 of her MH legs consecutively, without missing a single one - just like she did with her SH. Summer finished both her SH and MH in the same season, before she turned 3 years old.
  • Summer makes our second amateur owner handled/trained MH - along with Cali!







Breeding Announcement!
  • Cali (Barben's Chianti CD RA MH) has been bred to Jack (GCh Dynata's Bound for the Field MH NAII) for a Spring 2013 Litter.
  • Go to the 2013 Litter page for more info.









February 9th & 10th, 2013 - VCMA Hunt Test - Milner, GA
  • SUMMER earned her first MASTER leg in her first time running as a master! With most of her scores in the 8s and 9s, we couldn't be more pleased!
  • Summer did it again on Sunday, earning her first & second MH legs back-to-back.












January 27th, 2013 - Emerald Coast Vizsla Club Field Trial - Milton, FL
  • CALI won AGD (Ret.), under judges James Doherty & Richard Krause, for her 8th point towards her AFC!







January 10th & 13th - Fredricksburg, VA Shows 
  • On Thursday, Jan. 10th, SUMMER went WB/BOS under judge Stephanie Hedgepath, for 1 point. Lisa Sobosz handling.
  • On Sunday, Jan. 13th, SUMMER went WB/BOW under judge Betsy Horn Humer, for another point.  Philip Boyce handling for Lisa Sobosz.
  • Summer now needs one single and her majors to finish!






December 30th, 2012 - German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Middle TN - LaVergne, TN
  • CALI won ALGD (Ret.) for two points under judges Will Garrett and Trish Burdin.







December 1st & 2nd, 2012 - Palmetto Pointing Breeds Club - Walhalla, SC
  • SUMMER earns her 4th and 5th Senior Hunter legs to finish her SH title! Summer did not miss a single leg of her SH, earning 5 legs in 2 months. 






November 15-18, 2012 - Weimaraner Club of Greater Louisville & Kentuckian Pointing Breeds Association Field Trials - Cecelia, KY
  •  BIG NEWS! CALI takes first place and a 3 point retrieving major in Amateur Gundog, out of 14 dogs, under judges JR Hupp & B, Padovano! (WCGL  trial)
  • This is Cali's 4th trial and first win. This 3-point win (along with 2 previously won retrieving points) gives Cali all of her retrieving points and her major win towards her AFC. Way to go, Cali!
  • Cali also earns her first Open Gundog placement, with 4th place in a retrieving stake, out of 20 dogs. (WCGL trial)
  • Cali wraps it all up on Sunday, with a 3rd place in ALGD, out of 13 dogs. (KBPA trial)


Eide Magazine Fashion Spread Photo Shoot - Nov/Dec 2012 issue.
  • Visit eidemagazine.com to see the Nov/Dec Fashion Spread ("The Hunting Party") which features Cali, Summer and Jolie as the canine models.
  • This was a different, fun experience, and a challenging training experience for Kae and the girls.



November 4th, 2012 - Gordon Setter Club of Atlanta Hunt Test
  • SUMMER earned her 3rd consecutive Senior leg, with another perfect 10 on her retrieve! She has two more legs to go.
  • Cali's sister, Jolie  (Barben's Beaujolais JH, owned by Trish Burdin, Karen Buerki and Barbara Zahn) earned her second SH leg, handled by Kae.






Sept 29 & 30, 2012 - VCMA Fall Hunt Test, Milner GA 

  • BIG NEWS! 
    • CALI earned her 5th and final MH leg to become Barben's Chianti CD RA MH  at just 2  1/2 years of age! We are so incredibly thrilled with this accomplishment - Cali is an incredible girl.







Also at the VCMA HT... What a Weekend!
  • ROBBY passes his final SH leg, to become Barben's Rob Roy SH!
  • SUMMER runs in her first hunt test and earns 2 back-to-back SH legs - with a perfect 10 on her retrieve!
  • CALI ran her 4th MH leg on Saturday (Sept. 29) and passed with all 9's and 10's











"Enzo" and "Cali"

"Milli"

"Parker"

"Parker"

"Milli"







Summer MH (L), Kae & Cali MH (R)


Jack & Cali - Click to enlarge.






Cali with her blue ribbon at the ECVC trial.

Summer in VA,, Lisa Sobosz handling.


Cali & Kae in TN after Cali's ALGD-R win.


Summer with her 4th and 5th SH ribbons.



Cali and Kae after Cali's AGD win (photo credit- Holly Hatfield)






Cali, Summer and Jolie in the Eide Magazine 
photo shoot. (Photo credit: www.eidemagazine.com)




Kae, with Summer and Jolie.





Cali finishes her Master Hunter title!
(Photo credit - Kathy Hansen)



Jolie, Summer, Robby & Cali (with Kae).
(Photo credit - Kathy Hansen)