'Guy,' a Vizsla, Dominates to Win the 2019 Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Championship
A big-hearted, forward-running 9-year-old male Vizsla named “Guy” took charge and won the 2019 Big Sky Open Shooting Dog Championship. With four finds on sharp-tailed grouse and pheasant, 2XNCH 2XNFC NAFC 10XCH 3XRUCH DC AFC CK Touchdown Guy prevailed over Pointers and English Setters at the one-hour horseback stake in May in Circle, Montana. Handler Brian Gingrich of Prewitt, New Mexico, who has trained Guy since he was 18 months old, says, “Guy works hard, and he has nice style and good manners.” Guy is a two-time winner of the Vizsla Club of America (VCA) National Field Championship (2013, 2017) and of the National Vizsla Association Open National Championship (2014, 2019). At the 2017 VCA National, Guy also won the National Amateur handled by owner Ron Chenoweth of Paducah, Kentucky — a feat that has only been done three times in VCA history. The following year, his daughter, NFC FC CK Guys Hot N Spicey, won the VCA National Championship and placed second in the National Amateur. “Guy has met all our goals,” Gingrich says. “We are proud of him.” The talented Vizsla is co-owned by Chenoweth and his wife, Denise, with Jim Gingrich of Winnebago, Illinois. He is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT 30/20 Performance Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.