Wirehaired Vizsla Club
Celebrating 10 years of Protecting and Promoting the Wirehaired Vizsla
The Official AKC
Parent Club of the Wirehaired Vizsla
Our Progress in AKC
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WVCA members vote unanimously to submit our letter of application for recognition
WVCA National Specialty/Open Show for FSS and Misc Breeds
5th Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY
WVCA National Specialty/Open Show for FSS and Misc breeds.
WVCA is the first Misc Breed Parent Club to hold a sanctioned Open Show!
4th Annual Meeting, Topeka, KS.
There are 275 Wirehaired Vizslas registered in AKC-FSS with 3-generation pedigrees!
WVCA holds its second AKC Water Test, Clinton Lake, Lawrence, KS.
WVCA holds its first AKC Water Test, Buckeyes Plantation, Covington, GA.
3rd Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
WVCA holds the first AKC Open show for FSS/Misc breeds in Atlanta, GA as our National. Thirty dogs of 9 different FSS/Misc breeds competed for Best in Show.
WVCA presents its first breed seminar for judges at the Georgia Classic Cluster
WVCA licensed as an AKC club to hold sanctioned tests.
AKC announces that FSS parent clubs will be able to hold performance tests. We begin the procedure to obtain a license to hold Hunt Tests.
The Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America is named the official AKC Parent Club and will be approved at the November AKC Board meeting to hold Hunt Tests!
The Wirehaired Vizsla has met the following criteria and may compete in Miscellaneous Class, effective January 1, 2011:
A minimum of 150-200 dogs with complete three generation pedigrees
Second packet of 56 registrations submitted to FSS.
With our second packet of registrations, which will be submitted in the spring, the Wirehaired Vizsla will advance to the AKC Miscellaneous Class,
effective January 1, 2011!!!
WVCA is submitting a second packet of registrations with the registration fees waived!
Submit your registrations to the Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America by May 1, 2010 so that we can submit it to AKC-FSS by June 1, 2010.
January 1, 2009
Wirehaired Vizslas are eligible to compete in AKC Companion and Performance events. WVs can enter obedience, rally, and agility trials, tracking tests and hunt tests.
October 17, 2008
The WVCA's batch of registrations has been submitted. We compiled a notebook of 86 dogs with their pedigrees and pictures! We also made a duplicate copy for the club's records & the breed's history in the US.
If you didn't get your dog's FSS application in to the WVCA, it's still not too late to get them registered in FSS!
August 8, 2008
We have been approved to compete in AKC Companion (obedience, rally, agility and tracking) and Performance (hunt tests) events with our Wirehaired Vizslas, effective January 1, 2009!
Dogs will need to be FSS registered to compete in AKC events.
January 23, 2008
The Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America is pleased to announce the recent acceptance of the Wirehaired Vizsla in AKC’s Foundation Stock Service (FSS). Much careful thought and discussion went into our decision to submit an application to the FSS. The WHVCA Board of Directors made calls and attempted to speak with everyone in the club about it before a vote was called. Our members voted with an overwhelming 86% majority in favor of seeking admission to FSS. We believe there are a number of important benefits to eventual AKC recognition.
***AKC offers everyone in the US more opportunities to participate with their dogs
in a variety of events, regardless of geographic location.
***With eventual AKC recognition, the WHV in the US will be able to be included in the
worldwide gene pool instead of remaining an isolated community.
***Last but not least, establishing a foundation stud book in AKC’s FSS will establish
a single, uniform foundation for the future of the breed in America.
With approval by the WVCA membership, the application was submitted last fall and we recieved formal notification of acceptance by the AKC FSS committee on January 17th.
Acceptance by FSS is not full recognition by AKC, or even immediate recognition. Eventually reaching full AKC recognition is a process that will take a number of years. The process begins with building a foundation stud book by registering Wirehaired Vizslas in FSS. Once there are enough dogs registered, usually around 300, we can petition to advance to AKC’s Miscellaneous class and be eligible to participate in conformation shows and field trials. After some time, typically one to three years, in the Misc. class, we can petition for advancement to full recognition in the Sporting group.