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February 2022

2022 NGDC Premium

2022 VCA NSCE is updated

2022 NSCE Reservations/Orders Store (open Feb 04)
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December 2021

2021 NFT Results

October 2021

Info for 2022 NSCE

September 2021

2021 NSCE Eye Clinic Opportunity

August 2021

2021 NFT Merchandise

July 2021

2021 NSCE Updated Premiums

2021 NFT Premium, etc

2021 NSCE Updates, Premiums, Reservations/Store

April 2021

VCA Host Hotel Reservation Update

March 2021

NGDC Running Order, etc

February 2021

2020 VCA Hall of Fame Inductees

Update on 2021 NSCE

January 2021

2021 National Gun Dog Championships

October 2020

2021 NSCE Information

2020 NFT Results

September 2020

2020 NSCE & Photo Contest Results Posted

2020 NFT Judge Update, Plus

August 2020

Latest News for NSCE

Live Streaming of the 2020 NSCE is a go!

The 2020 NFT updates

July 2020

Buy your 2020 NSCE Merchandise

April 2020

Updated information on 2020 NSCE

March 2020

Due to COVID-19, the NGD Championship has been Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 The NSCE have been delayed. New dates will be announced.

February 2020

2020 NSCE reservations and Store are open

NGDC Store open

January 2020

Premium and reservations for NGDC are posted

December 2019

NFT Results

RV Reservations for 2020 NSCE

September 2019

New ROM Schedule

August 2019

Hotel information for 2020 NSCE

July 2019

Premium posted for 2019 NFT

June 2019

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April 2019

NSCE 2019 Judging Program

March 2019

2019 NFT Information

NSCE Newest Information

NGDC Newest Information

February 2019

2019 HOF Nominations Open

January 2019

2019 NGDC Information

National Specialty Premium

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**New** VCA WF Vizsla Population Survey 2019 is live!

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2019 National Specialty Agility Premium posted

November 2018

2018 VCA NFT Results

September 2018

Results for the 2018 NFT

August 2018

Newest information on the 2018 National Field Trial


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VCA Welfare Foundation
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For more information, contact: vcawf2000@gmail.com
Krista Schroeder, VCA Public Health Coordinator
Cathy Gallagher, Chair, VCA Breed Sustainability Committee

Resources & Information

Health Resources
Health Information


The VCA Welfare Foundation is dedicated to advancing medical research to benefit the health and welfare of the Vizsla. We collaborate with leading research institutions and with the AKC Canine Health Foundation to identify research projects of the highest veterinary standards. The success of these projects, in part, is dependent on using viable samples from our breed. The Welfare Foundation encourages Vizsla owners to participate in these health studies when appropriate.

Summary of VCA WF Grant Sponsorship (1998 – 2021)

Open Clinical Trials
Please participate in a clinical trial at your local veterinary school: http://www.akcchf.org/research/participate-in-research/clinical-trials.html
Review of the Current State of Genetic Testing
Epilepsy Research

In the fall of 2014, with funding from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF), Dr. Ned Patterson and his team at the University of Minnesota launched Phase 3 of the Epilepsy Research Initiative to identify multiple markers for the disease, concentrating on both the Vizsla and the Australian Shepherd.  To insure the success of this research, Dr. Patterson’s team needs as many affected samples from seizing dogs as possible, including related family members. They also need samples from unaffecteds (or controls) who are 8 years or older. FMI about sample submission and participation in the Epilepsy Research Initiative, please contact Katie Minor at minork@umn.edu. All submission information will be kept confidential.

General DNA Research

Dog Genome Project at the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
The genome of the domesticated dog, a close evolutionary relation to human, is a powerful new tool for understanding the human genome. Comparison of the dog with human and other mammals reveals key information about the structure and evolution of genes and genomes. The unique breeding history of dogs, with their extraordinary behavioral and physical diversity, offers the opportunity to find important genes underlying diseases shared between dogs and humans, such as cancer, diabetes, and epilepsy. Researchers need blood samples for genome sequencing for all dogs, but especially dogs with the following diseases: Hemangiosarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Lymphoma, Mast Cell Tumors, Addison’s Disease, Diabetes, Kidney failure at a young age and compulsive disorder. FMI on sample submission—email dog-info[at]broadinstitute.org.

Vizsla Breed Health Survey, sponsored in 2008 by the VCA WF

The 2008 Vizsla Health Survey was sponsored and funded by the Vizsla Club of America Welfare Foundation, Inc. The purpose of this health survey was to inform scientific research that to help us identify and better understand the health issues present in the Vizsla breed today. This was an anonymous survey, and all data collected was kept confidential.

VCA Health Resolutions (as of August 2018)


The Vizsla Club of America (VCA) calls for ALL breeding stock to be radiographed and specifies that no dog or bitch with the slightest evidence of hip dysplasia be used for breeding purposes.  In keeping with this resolution, and in full support of the VCA Code of Ethics (which states that only those Vizslas that are over two years of age, x-rayed and OFA-certified as free of hip dysplasia get bred), the VCA agrees to accept the removal of OFA listing requirements in advertisements in all official VCA publications, with the exception of Stud Dog listings and litter announcements.

Instructions for OFA diagnosis may be obtained for a fee from the:
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
2300 E. Nifong Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65201-3856
(573) 442-0418

PennHip Testing (Optional)
Fast facts about PennHip research
For more information about PennHip testing and expenses:
ANTECH Imaging Services
17672-B Cowan Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614 USA
Voice: 877.727.6800
Fax: 877.870.4890


The officers and board of directors of The Vizsla Club of America, Inc., in cognizance of their respective responsibilities to protect the breed and foster its development, do hereby condemn the breeding of dogs with serious genetic defects including: epilepsy, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy). Von Willebrand's Disease, entropian and cranial muscular atrophy.  (Please note: tests for PRA and Von Willebrand's Disease are available.  Please discuss this with your veterinarian.)


The officers and board of directors of The Vizsla Club of America, Inc., in cognizance of their respective responsibilities to protect the breed and foster its development, do hereby condemn crossbreeding of purebred Vizslas and falsification of registration documents.  All person's following the Vizsla fancy are enjoined to subscribe to this ethic in the best interest of the breed.