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  OFA # VZ4055G24F   MAGYAR DNA #V96014       CERF VZ370     DOB: July 13, 1991       DNA #V386904

 July 13, 1991 - August 30, 2007

 "The image of sweetness personified - the only bad thing she ever did was to leave us."

Unlike her very naughty mother, Raisa was a dream to raise - never gave us a moment's difficulty as a puppy, trained immediately, listened when called - just incredibly biddable and sweet, gentle girl. We learned just how dramatically things can change in just one generation! Bruce came up with the name Raisa, and then we came up with her registered name. A pretty name for a pretty girl.  Raisa had many nicknames (Raisa Bedaisa & Mrs. Gorbie for starters). She was the quintessential vizsla bitch. We were new and showed her when she was immature and way too young and took some hits; when she matured at age 2 years she finished quickly and easily and became our second champion. Judges could never quite figure out how this bitch with relatively wide shoulders could move like a dream - yet she did (Barbara Watt explained it is something to do with the fat pad between the blades). Raisa's prowess in the field was fantastic - she never met a bird who liked her!  When she was fairly young, she ripped off one of her nipples on barbed wire in the field - it was dusk, and it was a few hours before she sat just right and we saw her entire mammary gland was exposed. She recovered well and went on to have more puppies down the road. We feel so blessed to have had the honor of living with this bitch - she was quite amazing and passed her wonderful qualities on down.


 Links To Raisa's Litters

Raisa Rocky Mickey Risky Taylor '97 Taylor '99




Raisa liked to show, but her passion was to go hunting!
 Raisa at 2 and Barry at 3        Raisa at 9 and Barry at 10


The 1991 Mandy-Danny Litter (With Mom Mandy - Three Girls and Four Boys) - The litter which produced Raisa



The first picture above is with mom, Mandy. At  one week, Mandy developed a uterine infection and had to be removed from the puppies. My good friends,  Karen & Bill Berger, Red Wings Vizslas, insisted that I bring my pups to join their litter and be nursed by Tessa from one to three weeks. The picture below is of the  "gang" at Karen and Bill's home - the Berger pups are in red and my pups are in tan - we had a lot of fun fashioning the collars. Mandy went on strong antibiotics and prostaglandins. It was a lot of stress, but fun with our three small children and way too many puppies. The  picture above was taken upon our return. How can one ever thank Karen, Bill and Tessa for their loving kindness - one can not.



Raisa (blue) with sister Cricket (red) (above)

 Raisa at four months with Dani, Barry & Mandy (below)


Raisa With  Her Babies

          Raisa (on left) and brother Pfalcon (on right)  - Photo by Saul Himmelfarb




Raisa (right) with her niece Kestrel



 Raisa with some of her Broods! Above, 1996 and Below, 2002


     Raisa 1996 and 2001 and Granddaughter Siren doing a Raisa!   


And Granddaughter  Manda doing a Raisa!

 Raisa and Pfalcon - 2003 VCA National Events

Raisa 2004 - At almost 13


   Raisa Christmas 2005 - 14 1/2


Kes (9 1/2) and Raisa (15) at the 2006 VCA Nationals - With Patsy & Barry


Raisa (center) with daughter Ptoppir (right), granddaughter Manda (left), and great granddaughter Ruffian (lying down)


Raisa (center)  Celebrating the 15th Birthday of Pfalcon (L) and Devon (R), April 2007  and an early celebration of her 16th birthday which fell on July 13, 2007 - Kathie Laundy made a special cake for Vela's birthday in August, & Raisa joined in a belated celebration for her 16th birthday!  She chowed down on liver cake and was included in the birthday song!




Mandy-Danny '91 Raisa Cricket