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RSVP and Sign Up for Your Birds

Updated: 7/18/2019




Our next hunt training is scheduled for July 27th and 28th at Smith Tank.


Please be sure to order your birds ($7.00 for Club members and $7.50 for non-members) no later than 6PM on Wednesday July 24th.  Pam Edwards  - or 602-320-2465 is taking bird orders.  Be sure to include your dog's name and at what level you will be training.  Please let us know if your dog has not been shot over.  We look forward to another great weekend!




We welcome dogs of all ages.  If you have any questions or need more information please do not hesitate to contact one of the following:


Marian Kirkpatrick, RSVC Secretary



Pam Edwards



Jim Dewoody






Directions with Map >>


 We will have our orange signs out to guide you to the training grounds.


  • Take I-17 North to I-40
  • Take I-40 West approximately 17 miles
  • Take exit 178 North on Garland Parks Road
  • Turn West at "T" for Old Route 66 approximately ½ mile
  • Turn North on North Spring Valley Road
  • Continue on North Spring Valley Road for approximately 12 miles.  Pavement ends at 5.7 miles and turns into Forest Road 141.
  • Turn West on Forest Road 88
  • Follow our orange signs to parking area

Hunt Training Updated Information

Updated: 7/6/2019




Our next training will be July 27-28.  At this time the forest service feels we will not have forest closures during July.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed nothing changes!


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.




Marian Kirkpatrick, RSVC Secretary


4th of July Tips

Updated: 6/30/2019


Rio Salado Vizsla Club


4th of July Tips for protecting your Vizsla.


Be Careful with Your Dogs and Fireworks!


Grilling, picnics, parades, and fireworks are all fun ways to celebrate our country's independence. But as you prepare for your festivities, keep in mind that "the rocket's red glare" and picnic scraps can be cause for distress to our family pets. The AKC is here to help you keep your dog's safety and well-being in mind with some Fourth of July tips to pack along with the burgers and potato salad.


Make sure your dog has it's collar with a tag that has your current contact information on it. If your dog has no ID, it will delay your dog getting back home.


Microchip your pet. If your dog is already micro chipped, make sure that the microchip is registered and has your up to date information.


It is much safer to keep your pets at home during Fourth of July celebrations instead of bringing him to your neighbor's party. Keep your pets in the house, rather than in your yard. He will be a lot happier indoors, and not tempted to leap over a fence to find you.


Dogs can be startled by the loud noise of fireworks. Once the festivities begin, keep your pet in a safe room where he can feel comfortable. If he is crate trained put him in his crate covered with a blanket to make him feel secure.


Block outside sights and sounds by lowering the blinds and turning on the television or radio. Play soothing music in the background to counteract the cacophony during neighborhood fireworks or audible fireworks in your area.


If your pet seems overly anxious, spend some time with your pet, speaking soothingly to help them to relax.


Avoid scraps from the grill. While tempting to our pets, any sudden change to your pets' diet can cause stomach upset. In addition, certain foods like onions, avocado, grapes and raisins can be toxic.


Human products can be dangerous to animals. Avoid spraying your pet with insect repellent and only use special sunscreen that is intended for animal use. Keep your pets away from matches and lighter fluid. They can be extremely irritating to the stomach, lungs and central nervous system if ingested.


This is the perfect time to double check that your microchip and dog tag contact information is up to date. Have you moved, changed phone numbers or email addresses? Protect your Vizsla >>

2020 RSVC Calendar Photos

Updated: 5/30/2019




It's never too early to start taking great photos of your Vizsla for next year's calendar.  Please see the contest requirements for the 2020 calendar and let Tracey and Lu know if you have any questions.   Photos are due by September 1, 2019.



  1. Photos must be submitted by a member of the RSVC who is the owner, breeder or photographer of the Vizsla(s) in the photograph.
  2. All photos must be submitted digitally.
  3. The photos cannot contain people, other breeds, or ribbons.
  4. Images can be in landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) composition.
  5. Photos must be submitted in digital format, with all entry information and correct payment to be considered.
  6. By submitting your photo(s), you confirm that you own the copyrights to all the photographs you submit and that, to your knowledge, the photographs do not violate any existing copyright pursuant to statute, common law, or equity. If your photo is selected for the calendar, you may be required to sign a photo release.



All entries must include the following information: your name, address, phone number, email address, the photographer, the dog’s full kennel name and breeder information, the dog’s call name, and whether you are the owner or breeder, include titles if the dog has any AKC titles.


Email your photo(s) with “RSVC Calendar Contest” in the subject line to Lu Ebratt :  and your entry information in the email body.  Send payment as outlined below with a copy of your email.

No mail- in submissions:  E-Mail your jpeg photo(s) and entry information as indicated above and mail payment to the address below.



  • Payment of $5.00 per photo or 3 photos for $10 is required for photos to be considered.
  • Send your check, payable to RSVC to: ATTN: Luis Ebratt, 5602 East Almeda Court, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
  • Submit your entry by September 1, 2019 with your entry information and either your photo(s) or a copy of your email.



Voting will take place at the October 2019 RSVC General Membership meeting.

Photo selection for the calendar will be based on content, quality, and clarity of the photos.   Non-winning photos may be used in a collage if possible and practical. Digital photos smaller than the above requirements may be considered for the collage but not used for the October Meeting/display/Voting nor for the monthly photos due to printing quality restrictions.



Rio Salado Vizsla Club, Tracey Durso and Luis Ebratt assume no responsibility for the photographs that are submitted, lost, damaged or destroyed.


Submitted photographs and entry fees will not be returned or refunded.

All entry fees and calendar sales profits will go to the Rio Salado Vizsla Club treasury.

2019 RSVC Calendars

Updated: 3/23/2019


Hello RSVC Members,


We still have a few 2019 calendars available. Please let me know if you are interested in one of our beautiful calendars.


$15.00 + $5.00 for shipping.


Contact Us if you would like a calendar. There are only a few left.


Thank you,


Missy Gregory

Please consider donating

Updated: 1/16/2019


Hello RSVC Members,


The deadline is quickly approaching to enter the Heart of the Desert Classic and our Specialty Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.  Entries close this Wednesday, January 16th by noon.


You can easily enter online by going to, and click on the online entry tab.


With that said, we are still in need for the following donations for our trophies.


BEST OPPOSITE                   $40

BEST OF WINNERS              $40

SELECT DOG                        $30

**General Trophy fund.             Any Amount


**Donations of any amount is always appreciated for the General Trophy Fund and will be used for either additional trophies, participants bags, judges gifts and hospitality.


We appreciate the generous support of our members with your entries and donations.


If you can help in any way, please contact Janet Laman, or call 623 261 3052


Thank you for your continued support,


Janet Laman and your entire Show Committee

Linda Kelly, Jen Jewell, Debbie Nipar, Sandra Gordon, Marian Kirkpatrick, Susan Shorb

Arizona Rio Salado Vizsla Club






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