Zydeco News and Updates
The Zydeco girls traveled to Ohio again for the National Specialty and Companion Events. It was an emotional and very memorable week with tons to be proud of. Roux placed 3rd in the 10-12 Veteran Bitch class at the Regional, Filé took 2nd in the Field Trial Bitch class and Lucinda WON the Hunting Bitch Class. At Nationals, Filé took 4th in FT bitch and Lucy took 4th in Hunting Bitch. The highlight of my week was having both of my Duals entered in the All Star Review!! I wasn’t sure Roux would make it to Nationals with us this year so having them both in the ring was incredibly special. To top it off, Filé was awarded BEST IN REVIEW!!! I am still on Cloud 9 and so thankful for the love and encouragement of friends and family that helped us along the way.
Filé takes 4th place at the VCA National Gun Dog Championship!!! We traveled all the way to Mingo Sportsman Club in Ohio to the VCA NGDC’s largest entry to date. The grounds were spectacular and the course was challenging. Filé beautifully handled 7 birds with a perfect retrieve (her Grandma Di shot her bird) to earn 4th place out of 44 starters.
DUAL CHAMPION AMATEUR FIELD CHAMPION FEEWAY!!!! She did it and I could not be more proud! Filé had a lovely run to score a nice 1st place ribbon at the FL Panhandle GSP Club field trial to finish her AFC and retrieving points. This last weekend we went to Neupoint Farm for the emotional and friend filled South Louisiana Vizsla Club field trial. Filé put on a show and snagged a gorgeous blue ribbon out of 17 starters in Open Gun Dog. Our closest friends were there to celebrate and I am over the moon.
Zydeco Pups are in the rankings!! Nikki is the NUMBER 1 in Advanced Rally!! She recently obtained her Rally Excellent title with an awesome score of 96! Vegas is the #10 Vizsla in AKC Top Dogs which ranks Double Q’s. She is getting closer to being Zydeoco’s first MACH!! Love my Roux/Ozzy babies and I am so thankful to their incredible owners.
March 15-16, 2014
LUCY SENIOR HUNTER!!! What a great but busy weekend. The girls and I headed to the LBJ Grasslands for a double HT in the crazy Texas weather. Hot and pouring rain on Saturday and freezing cold with 30 mph winds on Sunday. Despite the conditions, Lucy rocked all 3 of her runs with great scores to finish her SH and bring home a big red, white and blue rosette! I am one proud breeder!
March 7-9, 2014
The girls and I packed up and hit the road to Kentucky for a double FT. It was well worth the drive because Filé won a very competitive 15 dog Amateur Limited Gun Dog stake for another 3 point major!! She is now 2 singles from finishing her AFC. Lucy was a rock star this weekend too and placed 3rd in Amateur Gun Dog (14 starters)!! Needless to say the trip home was much better with ribbons on the dash!
Filé continues to stay in the ribbons at the Trinity Valley Vizsla Club field trial. She picked up a Judges Award of Merit in OGD, a 2nd place in Open Limited Gun Dog and a HUGE 1ST PLACE in Amateur Gun Dog for a 3 POINT RETRIEVING MAJOR!!!!!! Wooohoooooo!!
January 25, 2014
Filé started her field trial career with a bang! We traveled down to the FL panhandle for the Emerald Coast Vizsla Club field trial. At her first trial she picked up a 2nd place in Amateur Gun Dog and a 2nd place in Amateur Limited Gun Dog-retrieving with the #1 dog in the country, Kinze, winning 1st place. Not too bad
So Vegas is a rock star! There is no other way to put it. She added a very impressive set of titles to her resume and is now Zydeco’s Sunset Over the Bayou JH, MX, MXJ, MXF, MJB, T2B2. At almost 4 years old I can not wait to see what the future holds for this girl with a serious set of wheels!!!!
January 15, 2014
ROUX ROM!!!!! I am over the moon with excitement over Roux earning her Registry of Merit from the VCA for her first and only litter. She achieved this with a remarkable group of pups that I could not be more proud of. Vegas, Lucy, Rex, Nikki and Filé each contributed to the ROM that would not have been possible without an incredible set of puppy owners. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Steve and Janelle Larrison, Matt and Lyndsay Mixon, Karen and Jeff Voelkel and Jake and Jeanne Jurgens.
It’s been an incredible month. At the TGCVC HT Rex picked up back to back legs of his Senior Hunter and Filé qualified for one leg of her SH. The next weekend Rex finished his Senior Hunter title and picked up his first leg of Master Hunter at the TVVC/TVWC HT. Filé finished her SH title as well and Lucy qualified for her first leg of SH. In the agility ring, Vegas snagged her 5th Double Q! Couldn’t be more proud of my Roux/Ozzy pups!
VEGAS IS RANKED #1 on the 2013 AGILITY TOP TEN in EXCELLENT!!!! So proud of this super fast yellow girl!
NIKKI CD!!! Nikki goes back to back to back finishing her CD title in just 3 weekends of trials. Way to go Nikki and Jean. So proud of you both!
August 31-September 2, 2013
LUCY TAKES THE SHOW RING BY STORM!!! On her debut weekend as a special, Lucy racks up 12 Grand Champion points by going Select Bitch at the SLVC Specialty, Best of Opposite at the Supported Entry and BEST OF BREED on Monday! Each day she won a 4 point major with champions defeated and is halfway to her Grand Champion title. Way to go Lucille!!!!
Vegas and Steve keep racking up titles by finishing her Master Jumpers title, Excellent Fast and Time 2 Beat title!! That girl can really fly!
March 16, 2013
TASSO MASTER HUNTER!!! Chip and Tass hit the LSGSPC Hunt Test to pick up their last leg of Master Hunter. I am super proud of this great team.
Rex, Lucy and Filé are headed to Georgia to begin training for their gun dog career. We are looking forward to the fall when the pups make their debut!
Vegas continues to rack up titles in the agility ring and is well on her way to becoming Zydeco’s first MACH!! Keep up the great work Vegas and Steve!
August 31-September 2, 2012
We had a great weekend at the SLVC Specialty in Monroe, LA. Filé went Select Bitch for a 4 Point Major on Friday. On Saturday she went Best of Opposite Sex at the Specialty for a 5 Point Major to complete her Grand Championship!! She finished her GCH title in 4 weekends of shows with 5 major wins. We are over the moon with all she has she has accomplished at 2 years old!
August 11-12, 2012
Filé continued her quest for her Grand Championship by winning the breed both days at the Arkansas Kennel Club!!
Roux’s Krewe continued their amazing summer with lots of Q’s! Nikki finished her CA title and picked up another Q in rally. Meanwhile Vegas and Steve added another Q in Open Agility. Keep up the great work everyone!!
July 15, 2012
Nikki has had an awesome summer. She received her 2nd Coursing Ability Test (CAT) Q at the Upper Chesapeake Bay Saluki Club. She also received a Q in Rally Novice in July! She has such a bright future and I am so impressed with the versatility of our first litter. Way to go Nikki!!!
July 6, 2012
Champion Lucy!!!! Lucy finished her championship by going Winner’s Bitch at the Trinity Valley Kennel Club to finish her Championship with a 3 point major!! She is our 2nd home grown Champion out of our Roux/Ozzy litter. Lucy finished her championship in 10 months with limited showing! Yay Lucille!!
June 30-July 1, 2012
The Zydeco girls show off their versatility in 2 venues! Vegas ran super fast and scored that last Q in Novice Fast to give her a 3rd agility title in 3 weekends! Lucy danced around the ring in Oklahoma City and went WB on Saturday and Sunday for 2 more points towards her show CH!!
June 22-25, 2012
Vegas continues her agility qualifying streak at the Wichita Falls trial!! She finished her Novice Jumpers title with a perfect score and picked up 2 Q’s (and 1st place ribbons) in Novice Fast!
June 16-17, 2012
Filé continues to rock the show ring. She strutted her stuff at the Texarkana Show to go Select Bitch on Saturday, for a 3 Point Major with CH defeated, and won the breed on Sunday for a 5 Point Major with CH defeated!!!! She is going over some nice specials and we are over the moon with this silly girl!
June 8-10, 2012
Vegas and Steve had an awesome weekend at the agility trial in Fort Worth. The went 3 for 3 in the Novice Standard course for her NA title and picked up a Q in Novice Jumpers with Weaves. She only needs one more Q for her NAJ title! They make an amazing team and it was so much fun to watch that speedy yellow girl race around the course!!
May 26-28, 2012
Well it was another fabulous weekend for the Zydeco Krewe! The girls headed off to Tulsa with Megan Lane for a show and Steve and Vegas were there to make their agility debut. Filé finished her Championship in style by going WB/BOW for her last point!! She is our first home grown Champion! Woohooo CH FEEWAY!! As if that wasn’t enough, she continued the weekend by going Best of Breed over some very nice specials on Sunday and Monday for 5 points, including a major, towards her Grand Championship. Not to be left out, Lucy went WB/BOW on Sunday and Monday for 2 more points. She now needs 5 points to finish. Vegas hit the agility ring with speed and precision and nailed her JWW (Jumpers with Weaves) course for first qualifying score of 100!! I am so proud of the Krewe and everything they are accomplishing at the young age of 2. Keep up the great work!!
April 28, 2012
Tasso and Thibodaux took Kansas by storm at the double Hunt Test! They both double qualified on Saturday with Thibodaux finishing his Junior Hunter title with 4 straight passes and Tass picking up 2 Master Hunter passes!!! Unfortunately the test was cancelled on Sunday due to bad storms so Tass will have to wait until next season to pick up that last Master Hunter pass.
April 20-21, 2012
We headed to Bossier City this weekend for some fun with Lyndsay and Lucy and a dog show. Bayou went Winner’s Dog Friday and Saturday with me handling! So proud of that silly boy!!
March 25, 2012
Filé goes Winner’s Bitch at the Fort Worth Kennel Club Show for her 2nd major win!!! She is now 1 point shy of being our first Zydeco Champion!!!
March 17, 2012
Tasso and Chip handle some tough situations to qualify for Master Hunter Pass #2!!!! Way to go!!
February 3-5, 2012
The Zydeco girls had a fun but soggy weekend at the SLVC FT. Momma Roux stayed in the ribbons in all 3 stakes she ran in and picked up another amateur retrieving point. Filé had an incredible run and won the AWD stake for 2 points and took 4th in OD. Lucille placed 4th in AWD and 3rd in OD. Now it’s back to the show ring for Roux’s Krewe.
January 27-29, 2012
WE DID IT!!!!! Roux won ALGD for 2 retrieving points to finish her Dual Championship!!! She was a joy to handle and we had a blast during her winning run.
January 13-15, 2012
Great weekend for all of our girls! Filé won Open Derby at the FLGSPC FT and Lucy and Roux each picked up 2 placements. TASSO and CHIP FINISH SENIOR HUNTER!!! They also picked up a leg of Master Hunter!! Way to go Chip and Tass!
January 7-8, 2012
The girls continue to stay in the ribbons at the TBVC FT!
December 9-11, 2011
The Zydeco girls swept the Dallas Shows with Filé winning WB/BOW on Friday, WB on Saturday and Lucy winning WB/BOW on Sunday! I’m super proud
December 2-4, 2011
We had a great weekend at the TBVC FT! Roux won a 14 dog Open Limited Gun Dog retrieving stake to bring her within 1 point of her Dual Championship!! Filé and Lucy had a great time running in the Derby stakes and also picked up a few ribbons.
November 12-13, 2011
Tasso and Thibodaux had a great weekend at the TVWC Hunt Test. Tass picked up her 3rd Senior Hunter pass and Thib qualified both days in Junior Hunter at his first hunt test!!
Bayou continues to do well on the field trial circuit with Jaime Fountain. He placed 3rd in Open Derby at the Old Dominion Vizsla Club FT with 14 starters and placed 2nd in Open Derby at the Maryland Brittany Club FT with 16 starters!! We are so proud of Handsome Ba-Bayou!
September 2-5, 2011
Lucy continues the winning streak at the Cotton Land Cluster by going WB/BOW on Friday and WB/BOW on Sunday for her first major!
August 13-14, 2011
Miss Lucy takes the show ring by storm!! Finally, after begging and pleading with the Mixons to get pretty Lucy in the ring, she heads to Little Rock for her first show with our awesome handler Megan Lane. She went WB on Saturday and WB/BOW on Sunday for her first show points! I am on cloud 9 and so proud to have another Zydeco pup dual pointed!!
July 30, 2011
Vegas went WB today at the Longview show for 2 points and is now singled out!!
May 22, 2011
Nikki scores a 112 perfect score at the NAVHDA Natural Ability test, Delmarva chapter!! She blew the judges away by completing her track perfectly during the hunting phase. We are so proud of Nikki and Jeanne!
April 23-25, 2011
Filé hit the show ring and went Winner’s Bitch Saturday, Sunday and Monday for 3 more show points at the Bossier City Shows! I love her versatility!
April 1-3, 2011
We headed back down to Florida for the TBVC FT but this time Lyndsay and Lucy were able to join us. The Zydeco Girls were in the ribbons all weekend with Roux taking 3rd in OGD and 2nd in AGD (for her 5th amateur point), Filé placed 2nd in AWP and 3rd in OD and Miss Lucy took 4th in OP and OD at her 2nd field trial! So proud of my girls!!
March 25, 2011
Roux, Filé and Bayou competed in the National Gun Dog Championship in TN. I am so pleased to announce that Bayou won a Judges Award of Merit for his phenomenal run!!
March 11, 2011
Vegas wins Winner’s Bitch and BOS at the San Antonio Dog Show for her first 2 show points!! She took reserve bitch the other 2 days of the show.
March 5-6, 2011
Bayou, Lucy and Filé headed down to Texas for a NAVHDA test. I am so pleased to announce that all three pups qualified with a Prize I. 6 of the 9 pups in the litter now have prizes and Chip and I qualified for a NAVHDA Breeder’s Award!
February 11, 2011
Bayou placed 2nd in OP at the Central GA Gun Dog Pointing Club. That boy is on a roll!
February 4-6, 2011
A great weekend for Zydeco! Roux continued the winning streak by winning OGD for a 3 point open major at the SLVC FT. She is now 4 single points away from her Dual Champion title! Filé placed in everything she ran in and placed 4th in AD, 3rd in OD and 2nd in AP. Her littermate Lucy placed 2nd in OP and won her first FT point by placing 1st in AP! We are so proud of those girls! Bayou was at the MGES FT and placed 2nd in a very competitve OP horseback stake. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for sweet Bayou.
January 28-30, 2011
The girls and I headed down to Florida to the ECVC FT to run Filé in puppy/derby. I entered Roux for fun and am so glad I did. She placed 3rd in OGD (15 starters) and shocked me even more by winning her first gun dog stake!! She placed 1st in AGD (17 starters) for a 3 point retrieving major. Filé placed 2nd in AD and 3rd in AP.
January 22, 2011
Rex qualified for his final leg of Junior Hunter to become the 5th pup in the litter to add Junior Hunter to their name! We are super proud of Roux’s Krewe and their fabulous owners!
January 8, 2011
ROUX FINISHES HER MASTER HUNTER TITLE!! Roux qualified for her last leg of Master Hunter at the VCMA HT in MIlner, Georgia. She handled some difficult situations well and I couldn’t be more proud.
December 11-12, 2010
Filé continued onto the next field trial with Grandma Adele and at the ECVC Field Trial she placed 4th in Open Derby and 4th in Amateur Puppy! That same weekend at the TGCVC Hunt Test Vegas and Lucy finished their Junior Hunter title and Rex qualified for his 3rd leg. Miss Lucy went 4 for 4 and we now have 4 Zydeco Junior Hunters at 10 months old!!
December 5, 2010
The girls and I packed up and drove 14 hours to the TBVC Field Trial. It was well worth the long drive because Filé came home with her first blue ribbon by winning the Open Puppy stake with 14 starters!! This gives Filé her first 2 points towards her Field Championship. Tasso finished off the weekend by picking up a 4th place in Hunting Dog.
December 4, 2010
Part of the Krewe participated the Lone Star NAVHDA Natural Ability test. After a long, hot day Rex and Vegas finished with a NAVHDA NA Prize II and Shelby a Prize III. Mitey had a great time and did a wonderful job considering it was her first time in several areas of the test. I’m so proud of the pups and their owners for trying something new!
November 18-21, 2010
Filé spent Thanksgiving with her Uncle Phil in Georgia at the VCMA Field Trial. She won her first field trial ribbon by placing 2nd in Amateur Walking Puppy! While Filé was running in Georgia, Rex and Vegas were running at the SLVC Hunt Test. They both qualified both days.
November 13-14, 2010
Vegas and Lucy attended the Trinity Valley Weim Club in North Texas. Vegas qualified for her first leg of her JH and Lucy picked up 2 legs towards her JH. Sounds like a great start in the field!
October 30-31, 2010
We had a fantastic Halloween Weekend at the double Hunt Test held by the Kentuckiana Pointing Breed Club and the Louisville Weim Club. Roux qualified for 2 more legs of her Master Hunter which only leaves us one leg to go to finish her MH! Filé qualified all 4 runs and finished her Junior Hunter title! Bayou qualified 3 out of the 4 runs to also finish his Junior Hunter title!
October 23-24, 2010
Roux qualifies for her first 2 legs towards her Master Hunter title!! Her kids Filé and Bayou each qualify for 1 leg of their Junior Hunter at the Tennessee Valley Weim Club Hunt Test.
September 5, 2010
Filé wins Best Puppy, Winner’s Bitch for her first major win and picks up a Puppy Sporting Group 2 at the Vicksburg Kennel Club in Monroe, LA. Thanks to Judge Gloria Kerr for Filé’s Major! Megan and Filé are on fire!
September 4, 2010
Filé won Best in Sweepstakes over 2 specials at the SLVC Specialty in Monroe, LA. Special thanks to Judge Sue Melancon! Filé was presented beautifully by Megan Lane.
September 3, 2010
Filé wins Best Puppy and goes on to win a Puppy Sporting Group 1 at the Bayou Kennel Club Show in Monroe, LA
August 22, 2010
Filé goes Winner’s Bitch for her first show point at the Memphis Kennel Club in Southaven, MS. I handled her to her first point!
August 15, 2010
Filé takes Reserve Winners Bitch to a 3 point major at the Arkansas Kennel Club Show in Little Rock, AR.