Irisz was born on
Irisz was growing happily with
her brothers and sisters under the watchful eye of Pipacs until the time came to
separate from her first family.
On the sunny morning of 4 May
Kinga and I enter in Irisz life. She was already in a separate cage waiting for
her unknown future. When she heard the noise of people entering she turned her
head to see what was happening. Her joyful blue eyes saw Kinga for the first
time. When I looked into those eyes within a second I knew I would love this dog
Having asked Piroska some final
questions on the same day we started Irisz’s first journey to
Irisz was growing very nicely.
She was learning the world and we were learning her. It was necessary to
construct a ring for her in order to restrict her never-ending curiosity. After
some weeks she learnt to sleep alone in the little plastic kennel she had inside
her ring. In the morning when we would come down Irisz would wake up and greet
us with incredible joy. For many weeks Kinga would get up half an hour earlier
and go inside the ring to play with Irisz.
Irisz was an extremely HAPPY
PUPPY. Friendly to all living creatures, animals and humans (maybe with
exception of cats, who would run away from her for some reason). When she went
to PUPPY OBEDIENCE CLASSES in a dog school “il Biancospino” in
Irisz grew bigger and bigger.
Soon she started to discover the world outside the house we lived in. First it
was the park across the street and then popular hiking paths in forests and
mountains around Bielsko. But it was not until the spring next year that Irisz
discovered THE FIELD. We started to prepare Irisz for the FIELD TRIAL that she
had to pass if we wanted to BREED her in the future. We had to wait very long
for the snow to go away to start training. Although as a result the training was
very short Irisz passed the FIELD TRIAL successfully. And her PASSION FOR THE
In 2003 Irisz started to compete
in DOG SHOWS. In a very short time she qualified for JUNIOR CHAMPION OF POLAND
and later on for CHAMPION OF POLAND.
By the age of 2 year old Irisz
was a fully MATURE BITCH. She became a great companion, both at home and for
long walks that we all love. She became much more obedient than she was when she
was a puppy. And her passion for the field was very evident.
When Irisz turned 3 years old we
made a big decision – the first litter of MOJA VIZSLA KENNEL, which was
registered with Polish Canine Association in April 2005, would be born this year
(or at least this was our plan because execution was up to Irisz). The decision
was also facilitated by the fact, that after a long search for appropriate
candidate for the SIRE we found a really good one – BOGAR MERYBEN.
Bogar was not only a beautiful MALE VIZSLA with excellent HUNTING SKILLS but he
was also qualified for INTERCHAMPION.
Bogar lived with his owner in
On 20th May it was
confirmed by the vet that IRISZ IS PREGNANT!!! The first LITTER OF BABY VIZSLA from MOJA VIZSLA KENNEL
was planned to arrive at the end of June or beginning of July
2005. As planned on 27th June 2005
Irisz delivered 7 beautiful puppies - 4 boys and 3 girls.
As planned on 27th June 2005 Irisz delivered 7 beautiful puppies - 4 boys and 3 girls.
The whelping went without any problems although the appearance of the first puppy seemed to surprise Irisz a bit. Where this crawling creature came from? But she quickly understood that these crawling creatures are her children and they need to be taken care of – to be fed and kept clean.
Between 1:30am and 6:00am puppies were born in the following order: Art, Amoena, Argo, Agar, Astra, Amber and Acsa.
Irisz raised all her seven puppies with devotion. When they were 2-3 weeks old they started to open their eyes and try to make their first clumsy steps. At the beginning they reacted only to their mother and siblings. It was an incredible experience when for the first time a puppy waved its tale at the sign of Kinga.
The puppies were growing strong and healthy. They became an attraction of the park where they were undergoing their socializing process. In the end it was difficult to part with them but we are happy that they went to good homes, where their presence provides the same kind of joy as we had the pleasure to experience thanks to Irisz.
We stay in touch with owners of dogs from our kennel. Some of them became our close friends. Sometimes Irisz’s children come to visit us “for holiday”, sometimes Irisz stays at their place for a couple of days. Every year, at the beginning of holiday period, we meet to celebrate the Moja Vizsla Day. We closely follow the “carrier” of Irisz’s children and report it in the “Events” section.
Since Irisz entered our lives we have met many people thanks to her. There is one thing we share with these people – passion for Vizsla. This passion gave a beginning to a new initiative – since 2006 our Kennel contributes to organization of National Vizsla Rally (more in “Rally” section).
Right now we are anxiously waiting to enlarge the number of Moja Vizsla dog owners. In December 2007 Irisz met with Bogar again. A visit to the vet at the beginning of January 2008 confirmed that Irisz is expecting puppies.
In the evening of February 8th 2008 Irisz gave birth to 4 girls and 2 boys. All
the puppies were born strong and healthy however, most of them decided to come
to the world … tail first.