About the Vizsla Club of Northern New Jersey
Special thanks to Les Varga.
The membership of the Vizsla Club of Northern New Jersey (VCNNJ) is comprised of about 65 families that enjoy all the activities for which the Versatile Vizsla is known. The club holds its specialty, which is held the same weekend as the Vizsla of Greater New York specialty at the Westchester Kennel Club show, draws an entry of well over one hundred. The VCNNJ holds one or two Field Trials and one or two Hunt Tests per year. Last fall's field trial drew an entry of just over fifty. The spring Hunt Test is expected to draw the same or greater number of entries. Many club members will enter all these events in a testament to their belief in, and enrichment of, the versatile nature of the Vizsla.
The first Board of Directors meeting of the VCNNJ was held February 6, 1965 at the VFW Hall in Whippany, NJ. The meeting was followed by the club's first "B" Match Show. That first Match Show in 1965 drew an entry of 13 puppies, 17 adults, 6 in the Parade of Champions, and 2 in the Parade of Dogs with Major Points. Although the written records are sketchy, the Club's first Field Trial was also held in 1965.
The parent club is the Vizsla Club of America. It was originally called the Magyar Vizsla Club as organized in the 1950s. It sponsors a week long national event that rotates location around the U.S. The 2002 Nationals were in Arizona while the 2003 event was in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the week the VCA sponsors a national field championship stake, national amateur field championship stake, national obedience competition, national agility competition, and national specialty.