Our new INTERNATIONAL WORK CHAMPION: Zöldmáli Zala
Zala is our 4th dog, who has obtained her International Work Champion title, and to my knowledge there are no other Wirehaired Vizslas apart from mines in Hungary, who would own this title. This is Zala’s 2nd work champion title, as she is already a Czech Work Champion.
This year, Zala had quite an astonishing achievement by getting 2nd place, resCACIT and CACT on the biggest CACIT all-round (field-water-forest) competition in Europe, the Memorial Kolomana Slimák (MKS). This was her last leg for the Int. Work Champion title. 24 dogs can participate of all Pointing Dog breeds: the 10 best Slovakians (as its also the biggest national competition in Slovakia), and 10 foreigners. The first place is very much protected by the Slovakians, so they commit everything, to make it won by a Slovakian. Therefore the 2nd place is the most we can ever hope for, and its already the 3rd time we are 2nd. Previously Iris, and Alma had gained a 2nd place as well. Zala crowned this with a resCACIT title and 2nd place on the biggest Hungarian All-round Competition, the Felix Endre Memorial.
But Zala has not only been successful in all-round competition, but showing her true versatility, she has been also very successful on field trials (gaining several ‘excellents’, CACT, and resCACT titles, winning her group of 16 dogs on the Field Trial European Cup, and finishing her competition season with another Field Trial win in Cserkeszőlő, Hungary. Besides these, she has gained a resCACT (Z. Lepke gained the CACT) on a Field and Water Competition in Slovakia in the first weekend of October. No doubt, Zala, you are a star!