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About the Author

Gay Gottlieb was born in Gloucestershire and spent her formative years in the country. She went to school in England and Switzerland and lived in Paris for some years. She welcomed her first Vizsla dog, Sh Ch Waidman Remus, in the early 1970s, shortly followed by a bitch, Sh Ch Galfrid Sofia at Russetmantle. Over the following four decades she studied and nurtured the breed dedicating her time and love to this most beautiful animal.

Gay Gottlieb with puppies


In 2008 Gay Gottlieb was honoured to receive the prestigious 'Lifetime Achievement Award' presented by the Hungarian Vizsla Society.  To find out more about the award please click here.

Chapter 2 - History of the breed in Britian

According to Kennel Club records, the first registration of Vizslas was in 1953, although it has been reported that there were a pair of dogs in Hay-on-Wye before 1939. At the beginning of the war, a Mr Talgarth was offered a dog and bitch of Hungarian Retriever breed to save them from being put down. Owing to conditions at the time, he accepted the bitch only – there were no papers – but her wonderful nose and general keenness were commented on and there is little doubt that this was a Vizsla.....

Petri-Hay Vizsla
Petrie-Hay's Strawbridge Czinka.

Subheadings in chapter 2

Early Imports (1953 - 1969)
Further Imports (1970 - 1979)
Imports in the 1980s.
The Hungarian Vizsla in competition.
The 1990s.
The Hungarian Vizsla Club and the Hungarian Vizsla Society.
Spring Pointing Tests in Holland.
Development of the Breed in Great Britain.
Breed Type.
Breed Type Today.