Breeder of the the breeds first ever UK Challenge Certificate awarded, Crufts 2011
Breeder and Co Owner of the breeds first two (dog and bitch) holders of The Kennel Club Show Certificate of Merit
Owner of the one of the first two HWV's to be awarded The Kennel Club Preliminary Stage of the Working Gundog Certificate (Feb2004)
Breeder of KC Friends For Life Winner 2008
Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla Association Top Breeder 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010
Breeder and co owner of Pedigree/Dog World Top HWV 2006
Breeder and owner of Top HWV Bitch 2006 and 2007 and Runner Up Top HWV 2006
Owner of Dog World Breed Top Brood Bitch 2006 and 2007
Owner of Dog World Breed Top Stud Dog 2006
Breeder and co owner of the Pedigree/Dog World Top Male HWV 2004 and 2006 and Runner Up 2005.
Breeder and owner of HWVA Top HWV Bitch and Runner Up Top HWV 2005/06, 2007/08
Breeder and owner of HWVA Runner up Top Wire Bitch and Runner up Top Wire 2008/2009
Breeder of HWVA Top Puppy 2005/06, 2008/09
Breeder and owner of HWVA Top Puppy Dog 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09
Breeder and co owner of the HWVAssoc Top HWV 2004/2005 , 2006/07
Breeder and Owner of the HWVAssoc Top Puppy Bitch and Top Puppy 2004/05 , 2006/07
Breeders of Runner Up HWVA Kellyhill Quaich for Working Test points 2008/2009
HWVA Top Puppy Bitch and Top Puppy 2009/2010 is sired by my own Leiborschy Wilfek
Best of Breed Crufts 2006 and 2010
Best Dog Crufts 2005 and 2008
Reserve Best Bitch Crufts 2005 and 2008
Breeder of HWVA Top Male Show Points 2009/2010
Breeder of HWVA Runner Up Top Male Show Points 2009/2010
Breeder of the 2010/2011 holder of the HWVA Amor Trophy for top Show/Working points.
Leiborschy Ekko, Remek, Syrus and Kinga gained Kennel Club Stud Book Numbers in 2011, the breeds inaugural year for CC's
Breeder of HWVA Top Puppy Dog 2011/2012
Breeder of HWVA Runner Up Top Puppy Dog 2011/12
Breeder of HWVA Gonegos Trophy winner for 2011/2012 for highest Grouse/Spring Pointing Test points
Breeder HWVA Greenwire Field Trial Trophy 2011/2012 winner for Top Field Trial points.
Best of Breed Crufts 2013 is Leiborschy Sired.
Breeder of HWVA Top Puppy Dog 2012/2013
Breeder/owner of HWVA Show Reserve Best in Show 2005, Best Opp Sex 2007, Best in Show 2007, Best in Show 2008.
Breeder/owner of Reserve Best in Show and Bitch Res CC HWVA Championship Show 2013
The breeds Top Brood Bitch 2014 was sired by Leiborschy Wilfek
The breeds Top HWV 2014 has a Leiborschy dam, Leiborschy Eris Via Cufffnells
The breeds Top Brood Bitch 2016 sired by Leiborschy Wilfek
Henry and his daughter Yendah
Yendah's daughter Yanah and Yanah's daughter, Rena
Ihave owned Hungarian Wire Haired Vizslak jointly since 1996 when I fell in love with the newly imported dog, Arany Mezo Burny of Elmsall. I purchased a puppy sired by "Burny" with Shannamaya Piroshka, a bitch from the first UK litter.Having had dogs of different breeds all my lives, I quickly realized that the HWV was a very special breed. At this time registrations of the breed stood at 84.
I quickly became captivated by our puppy Moricroft Mishak, who had moderate success in the show ring culminating in a Crufts appearance in 1997. Sadly he died in 2000 after going into an Addisonian crisis. My interest in the Hunt, Point and Retrieve breeds was further fuelled by the ownership of two German Wirehaired Pointers. My next acquisition was another HWV, this time a part trained Falconers dog, Gavic Gold Bullion of Leiborschy. Henry showed me the working potential of the breed and we were sold on not only showing the dogs but just as importantly, working them. My foundation bitch arrived in 1999 , the beautiful Lanspar Tarkony, from a repeat mating that produced , what I regarded then and still regard as a benchmark for the breed. Lanspar Korisfa. Lanspar Tarkony of Leiborschy ( Nona) could not have given me a more solid foundation for my breeding and she remained the matriarch throughout her life....... she is what I will return to again and again to inform me of future breeding decisions. I regularly exhibit at Championship and Open Shows and our dogs and those of my breeding are very successful in the ring, Leiborschy Remek, from our second litter taking the breeds first ever Challenge Certificate, awarded at Crufts in 2011.
Much work and very quick learning went into furthering Henry's field training and this training brought together an interest for birds of prey and a respect for the capabilities of a working HWV. Nona trained me in the ways of the show ring and I was able to experience the capabilities of or dogs in ring and Field.I organized training days for Field and ring for HWV owners and are delighted to allow our dogs to show off their abilities. My breeding have taken part in Spring Pointing Tests, Gundog Working Tests, Grouse Pointing Tests, Field Trials and training days. One of my dogs holds the KC Preliminary Stage of the Working Gundog Certificate ,I believe one of only three wires to hold the award.
I am a member of the HWVA and a founder member of the Bracco Italiano Society. I am a former Chairperson of the HWVA and Secretary of Crowle Agricultural Show Canine Section.I am on passed to award Challenge Certificates in the breed.
In July 2017 I attended a Life Skills For Puppies Training for Trainers course at Lincoln University tutored by Dr Helen Zulch and Professor Daniel Mills, veterinary behaviourists and authors of the training programme. In July 2019 I attended a practical workshop in Canine First Aid and CPR. I was awarded a Distinction in Teaching People Training Dogs (Cert TPTD) from Waggawuffins Canine College in Sept2019 and run dog training classes, TalkingTailsTraining on facebook. I am Waggawuffins Aproved Instructor.
Just A Dog
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog", but I did not once, feel slighted..Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog", and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog" then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend", "just a sunrise", or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me,it's not "just a dog" but an
embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the
past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me
and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man or woman"
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile, because they" just don't understand".
Nona and her daughters...................Leiborschy's foundation