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Kit Richards

PO Box 633

Tahoe City CA 96145

530.583.4757

kitndogs@gmail.com

                                      

                                                                                          

                                                                                      




                                                                                 


The Girls-Photos Taken At Woofstock Dog Show,Vallejo,CA, June,2012



























“I am the way, the truth and the life;no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”

John 12:6


AKELA

APRIL 19, 1997-AUGUST 25, 2014

Int’l Ch Eli's Akela Dragam ROM MH CD CC VC RAE OA OAJ OAP OJP OAC RS-O OJC JS-O NGC TT RTD RPP® CGC


Our Sweet, Sweet Old Girl died peacefully in her sleep. She came to us unexpectedly 16 years ago when someone asked if we could take care of their dog while they looked for a place that would allow dogs. She fit into our family of vizslas and she turned out to be an exceptionally calm vizsla. She was a registered therapy dog for many years. She did whatever was asked of her. She was fabulous in the bird field, but her calmness caused her to look like she was not hunting (I knew she was!). She got agility, obedience, rally, hunting, therapy titles and she passed her Temperament Test without any training. But most of all, she was a sweet tempered dog who was an excellent ambassador for the vizsla breed. She will be missed very much, but she lives on in all of her puppies and grandpuppies... and even some great grandpups...

AKELA, YOU WERE THE BEST DOG EVER.   WE LOVED YOU!

Her daughter, Kezza, and now her granddaughter, Kurtzi,, both have their GRANDCHAMPIONSHIPS!




                                     







MOUNTAIN PRIDE PAST AND NEW TITLES:

BEST JUNIOR HANDLER: JESSICA WITH KURTZI ’13 and’14 ~ INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS: MINNIE, MAZEY, AKELA, KEZZA, STELLA, SZARI, BECKY ,CHESSA, MOXZIE, WHIMZI, KURTZI, ZOE ~ AKC CHAMPIONS: MINNIE, MAZEY, KEZZA, STELLA, MOXZIE, WHIMZI, SZARI, KURTZI, KODA, KOPI, EDIE,  RYDER, BAZEL, SOOLI! ~ GRAND CHAMPIONS: KEZZA, KURTZI, SANDOR, RYDER, MAIA ~ JUNIOR HUNTER: KYSSKA, KETTO, GUS, MOXZIE, RYDER, MAIA, STELLA, KOBI, SZARI, BRAHMWELL WHIMZI, KURTZI,  ZARINA, SCOOZIE! ~ SENIOR HUNTER: KEZZA, BAZEL, SOOLI, KOPI~ MASTER HUNTER: MINNIE, AKELA, MAZEY, LUCKY, SANYI ~ AFC: LUCKY ~ TD: ERIE, CHESSA, SZARI, SOOLI ~ TDX: SOOLI ~ CD: AKELA, MAZEY, CHESSA, SOOLI, BAZEL, APOLLO ~ CDX: MINNIE, APOLLO ~ TDI: MINNIE, VENNKA, AKELA ~ RN: STELLA, CHESSA, SZARI, SOOLI ~ RA: KEZZA, KOBI, ZSARINA ~ RE: MINNIE  ~  RAE: AKELA, MAZEY ~ TKN: GLORY  ~ NA: SOOLI, GLORY ~ OA: AKELA, MINNIE ~ OAP: AKELA, MINNIE, CHESSA ~ OAJ: AKELA, MINNIE ~ OJP AKELA, MINNIE, CHESSA ~ MX: CHESSA ~ MXJ: CHESSA ~ MACH III: GUS, KETTO ~ NW1: ZEN ~ CGC: MOXZIE, WHIMZI, MAZEY, MINNIE, AKELA, KEZZA, STELLA, ZOE, SZARI, ERIE, CHESSA, GLORY ~ CGCA: GLORY ~ VCA VC - MINNIE, MAZEY, AKELA, SOOLI, BAZEL ~ AKC SEARCH & RESCUE DOG: RIOGHAN (RIO) ~ VCA REGISTRY OF MERIT (ROM): AKELA, KEZZA AND MAZEY! ~ VCA TOP PRODUCING BITCH: KEZZA 2012 WITH RYDER, BAZEL, ERIE AND IN 2013 WITH KODA, KOPI, EDIE, KURTZI!                                                                                                                                                       

The Kurtzi-Nike litter of 7 was born on May 15th. They are Kurtzi’s Grand Finales. Pink Girl is “Surprise” , Purple Girl is “Omega (Mega)”, Lilac Girl is “Summit”, Teal Girl is “Zenith” or “Zee”, Lime Boy is “Journey”, Hot Pink Girl is “Fin-a”and Yellow Girl  is “Sette” (seven in Italian) God’s number of completion.                                 Whimzi & Kopi have been bred for a repeat breeding and if there are any puppies, they will be born in early August.. These will be the last litters for Kurtzi & Whimzi.                   

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  2. *CONGRATULATIONS AKELA* Akela earned a VCA (Vizsla Club Of America) ROM (Registry Of Merit). Chessa, Keeto, Stella, Kezza and Kobi have enough AKC titles to give her that honor! Thank you. Akela earned 32 titles.

  3. * CONGRATULATIONS KEZZA* (Akela-Figaro 2004) New GCH from the veteran class. Thank you my sweet junior handler, Jessica, for finishing her even though we did not know it because the ring steward forgot to give us a ribbon on Saturday! Kezza earned “Top Producing Bitch” from VCA by having 3 puppies earn their AKC Championships in one year: Thank you, Bazel and Ryder (Kezza-Tosci 2011) and Erie (Kezza-Budha). She is our third Grand Champion! She has always been my “breeder’s dream”. Kezza earned her VCA ROM (Registry of Merit) with 5 offspring with titles. Thank you, Szari, Erie, Bazel, Ryder and Kopi,

  4. *CONGRATULATIONS KURTZI* (Kezza-Tosci 2012) Kurtzi is now an AKC champion by getting WB and BW at Dixon on Sunday October 27th, exactly 1 year from the first time Jessica started showing her as a puppy to get used to the ring. Jessica has also gotten first place with Kurtzi in Junior showmanship. She finished her JH at the Irish Setter Club of Central California Quail Point hunt test with all 9s. New International Champion and International Reserve Best in Show. Her win gives Kezza 4 champions this year for her top producing dam and gives her sire, Tosci, his top producing stud dog. She has her CHIC with Excellent hips. She earned her GCH on 8-21-16, with me showing her at the Reno Kennel Club! I did not know that she had finished (AKC was very slow in posting her points), so I had Bill McFadden show her at Grass Valley and had her picture taken with him.

  5. *CONGRATULATION STELLA* (Akela-Figaro 2004): and Laurie Rauch (Kit put the titles on Stella). Am/Int‘l                                                                                                                                  CH Mtprd Akela’s Giftolove Stella JH CGC RN.

  6. *CONGRATULATIONS MINNIE* (Ginger-Lucca) Minnie earned 36 titles (not all AKC). She was a therapy dog and a water therapy dog, Master Hunter, CH, CDX (1 pass short of Utility) and had several agility titles.

  7. *CONGRATULATIONS MAZEY* (Minnie-Travis) Mazey earned her VCA ROM (Registry of Merit) with 5 offspring with titles. Thank you, Maia, Sanyi, Sooli, Moxzie and Whimzi!

  8. *CONGRATULATIONS MOXZIE* (Mazey-T-Bone) New CH  a 4 point major in Portland on January 21, 2012 by going WB and BOW . Int’l/Am CH Mazey’Sweet Mercy Of Mtnpride Moxzie JH CGC.

*CONGRATULATIONS WHIMZI* (Mazey-Budha):NEW CH with a 4-point win at Bonanza KC in Carson City, NV on September 27, 2014. Thank you Bill McFadden for showing her so nicely to her championship. WB on June 28th at TEVCO Specialty in Redmond, Oregon for her first major. Andy Linton did a fantastic job! JH and International Champion. This win gives her mother, Mazey, her ROM! Whimzi has one pass toward her Senior Hunter and earned her CGC while at a dog show in Central Point Oregon in November, 2015.

*CONGRATULATIONS SCOOZIE* (Whimzi-Kopi) Junior Hunter at 6 months old. Star Puppy Scoozie....

  1. *CONGRATULATIONS GLORY* (Whimzi-Gus) Novice Standard Agility in 3 tries & CGC! Also TKN (Tricks Novice) and CGCA (advanced CGC) Way to go Pam & Glory!

*CONGRATULATIONS APOLLO* (Stella-Tosci 2012), Leslie and Eugene Rubin. Apollo earned his CD with 3 passes out of 3 and 2 of them blue ribbons! Way to go! And now he has his CDX!

*CONGRATULATIONS ZEN* (Kurtzi-Tuurk) Nosework 1 with a First Place blue ribbon. WTG Nan Keder and Zen.

*CONGRATULATIONS ZARINA* (Moxzie-Kobi)and Gail Cosmo: JH on September 21 w/ 4 straight passes. Zsarina and Gail earned RA and a 3rd place ribbon at Vallejo in March! WTG Gail and Zarina!

*CONGRATULATIONS KETTO* (Akela-Figaro 2004) and Cathy Kaufman: NEW TITLE! MACH II (MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION 2X on Feb 2nd 2014) and JH. At the March 2015 National Agility Events in Reno, NV, Ketto was 40th out of 300 dogs (10 years old). We are so proud of you two.    

*CONGRATULATIONS SOOLI* (Mazey-Budha) Amy Moosman: Sooli earned her TDX. Wow, that is a real accomplishment! Sooli also has her CH, CD, SH, RN and NA. Way to go Sooli and Amy! What a versatile vizsla!  

  1. *CONGRATULATIONS SZARI* (Kezza-Banner) and Judy Campbell CH Kezza’s Blazin Szari Of Mtnprd CGC JH. Szari earned her RN in 3 tries. Way to go! And Szari now has her TD! We are so very proud of Judy and Szari. 

  2. *CONGRATULATIONS BAZEL* (Kezza-Tosci 2011) and Alex and Amy Reinecke: Two SH passes at Hungry Valley September 22 to finish his SH! WD and a 5-point Major on Thursday, June 7th, 2012, in Vallejo to finish his AKC CHAMPIONSHIP 3 days before his brother, Ryder! WTG boys!

  3. *CONGRATULATIONS GUS* (Stella-Riggs) and Cathy Kaufman: MACH III (MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION 3X) and JH, 4 passes with 4 tries! At the National Agility Events in March, 2015, at Reno, NV, Gus got 12th overall out of 90 20” dogs and was the 2nd highest Vizsla out of 11.

  4. *CONGRATULATIONS KODA* (Kezza-Tosci 2011) and Mary and Frank Valente: A new Champion with a 3 point major at Vallejo Sept 15th, 2013.

  5. *CONGRATULATIONS EDIE* (Kezza-Banner 2007) Chris and Vern Hotz: Yippee! Edie got her final major (4 points) for her championship! So happy for Chris and Vern and Edie and so glad it was a major in Utah!                                         

  6. *CONGRATULATIONS KOPI* (Kezza-Tosci 2012) and Cathy Kaufman: Yippee! Kopi got his final 2 points for his championship! And he got his SH! Good job! With his CH, Kezza earned her ROM! CHIC w/ Excellent hips.

  7. *CONGRATULATIONS RYDER* (Kezza-Tosci 2011) and Margie LaPoint and Dan Hill: Ryder earned his GCH. He has his JH. We are all so happy. Kezza and Tosci have their first GCH puppy.

  8. *CONGRATULATIONS MAIA* (Mazey-Kobi) and Barbara Haushalter and Steven Brooks: BISS at Carmel Vizsla Specialty! Bronze GCH and JH. Maia has several BOB & BOS and several group placements! So proud of Maia!

  9. *CONGRATULATIONS ZOE* (Kezza-Budha) and Janice Moore on WB, a 5 point major at Reno, Nevada on August 19-2012! International Champion Jan 2014. Yippee!

  10. *CONGRATULATIONS ERIE* (Kezza-Budha) and Lacey Goforth: New CH by going WB and BOW at Dixon on August 4th. Now Erie is CH Kezza’s Pride Of The Mountains Deepest Desire JH TD CGC and CA (Coursing Ability Test). We are so happy for you...we knew you could do it!CONGRATULATIONS CHESSA *(Akela-Roman 2001) and Stefanie Meinhardt: Int’l Ch Mtn Pride Kecses Leany Kulon VCD1, RN, MX, MXJ, NAP, NJP,NAP, OJP -all 1st placements at 9 years. Great Job!

  11. *CONGRATULATIONS RIOGAN* (Mazey-Figaro 2007): and Lauren O’Connell: SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG.

  12. *CONGRATULATIONS SANDOR (SANYI)* (Mazey -T-Bone) and Joan Mantecon: NEW TITLE! MH on Jan 02, 2014, with 4 straight passes after Joan figured out what to do! GCH Sandor Vadazs Pride Of The Mountains MH. Sanyi won the prestigious VCNC Hunter’s Gun Dog in 2015! Congratulations!      CONGRATULATIONS LUCKY *(Minnie-Travis) and Gordon Strohmeier:AFC and MH.

  13. *CONGRATULATIONS LOLA* (Mazey-Kobi 2009) She earned her JH at 7 years old... passed all her tests!

Mazey (10 Years Old) At Fort Funston

Sweet Jackie W/ Mazey

Death Valley Encampment 2010:

Keela & Whimzi At Topaz Lake

Rita Martinez Temperament Testing Puppies

Hunt Test Wins ‘09

Proud Mama Minnie

Young Whimzi

MOXZIE!

Mountain Pride

Hunt Test Wins ’10

Granddaughter Linnaea W/ Her Favorite Silly Dog, Moxzie

Drawings by Kit Richards

Photos by Ann Clayton, Sharon Eide, Elizabeth Flynn, Barbara Saracino, Judy Campbell, Bob Richards, Laurie Rauch, Cathy Kaufman, Eric Palmer, Lauren Velasco & several puppy owners.
Original Website Designed by Whitney Kopf
Updated 9-16-18 By Kit

Mazey Herding Goldfish in My Brother’s Pond

Whimzi, Mama Mazey (11 Yrs) & Moxzie

MOXZIE

Stella-Budha’s 7 June 21st (Tahoe, Roxie, Vinnie, Indy, Ruby, Yogi, Bert)

KEZZA” Mama To Kurtzi,, 8 Years Old

MOXZIE”, With Photos Taken Of Her When She Was A Puppy, 4 Years Old

KURTZI”, Talking A Bow, 5 Months Old

AKELA” (KEELA), Mama To Kezza, Grandma To Kurtzi & Moxzie, 15 Yrs Old                    April 19, 1997-August 25, 2014

MAZEY”, Mama To Moxzie & Whimzi, 11 Years Old             February 16, 2001- June 15, 2013

WHIMZI”, My Sweet Wild One Who “Boings” Straight Up!, 2 Years Old

KEZZA STARTING HER QUEST FOR GRAND CHAMPION

Kezza Ballerina

Parade

Winners: Sunflowers Mazey & Moxzie

Mazey-Budha’s 8 June 23rd 2010  (ZsuZsu, Lola, Champ, Sienna, Odi, Sooli, Weber & Whimzi)

Kurtzi At Hungry Valley

WHIMZI

MOXZIE

WHIMZI

KURTZI

Jessica Showing Whimzi To Winners Bitch & Best Of Winners At Stockton

Four Generations: Puppy Milie, Kurtzi, Kezza & Great-Granddam Akela 8-23-14

Young Akela

Keela W/ Her Daughter, Kezza!

Mazey, Minnie, Akela & Kezza By Heidi Reeves

THE GIRLS: KURTZI, KEZZA, MOXZIE & WHIMZI 2015

Kezza & Kurtzi

“Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My load is light.” Matthew 11:29-30

Praise God.... He is Risen!