Vizsla Club of America Top Producing Dam, 2014
GCH Rhapsody's For Your Eyes Only, JH DS ROM
Sire: MBVIS/Int'l/Intct'l/Can/Am BISS GCH. Szizlin's They Call Me Bond, ROM
Dam: CH Szizlin Kizmet Rhapsody In Gold, JH
DOB: October 28th, 2008
Bred by: Michelle S Porfido and Lena Kourtei, Rhapsody Vizslas
Vesper is everything a breeder hopes for - tons of attitude, biddable in any task, drive in the field, bomb-proof temperament, a fun and successful showdog, and a tail that NEVER stops wagging! Anyone that meets Ves loves her, she is hard to ignore with her "outspoken" attitude, and always wants to be the center of attention (which is always accompanied by her signature "smile"). She's a fun dog to live with, for there is certainly never a dull moment with her around... She is sweet as only a Vizsla could be, and takes the term "velcro dog" quite seriously - rest assured your lap won't be empty if you're around Vessie! One of her most favorite activities is Dock Diving, and she was Nationally ranked even as an old lady at 7 years of age in her prime jumping season.. she even earned herself a few nicknames from her friends, including "team thunder thighs" and "torpedo Ves".
She finished her championship very quickly and easily, owner/breeder handled by myself, with all of her wins out of the Bred-by class. Just to have some fun we pursued her Grand Championship, which she finished in 2 months with limited showing, and accumulated several large Breed wins along the way - which ranked her as a Top 15 Vizsla. Some of her notable wins were placements in both her classes at the 2009 Vizsla National, BOS at the VCGNY Specialty at 13 months over several top bitches in the country, and consistently making the cuts at all the National Events she has attended. Ves also finished her Junior Hunter title with ease at 9 months of age, and if given the opportunity, would have made a wonderful personal hunting dog.
Vesper was bred four times; her kids exemplify what I strive to achieve in my breedings program, and they shine in whatever venue they participate in. Vesper has been recognized as a Top Producing Dam for 2014 with the championships of her kids Piper (x Kiwi), Blitzen (x Cupid), Birdie (x Cupid) and Rooney (x Kiwi). Vesper has proven to be a phenomenal producer, consistently passing her temperament and versatility onto her kids.. Her legacy is something we are very proud of and cherish...
L-R Kira, JB, Vesper (mom, dad, daughter)
Photo by Karen Lake