Welcome to Reed’s blog! This is about Reed, my Wirehaired Vizsla. Reed was born on October 18th, 2009. He came home with me on December 21st, 2009. Reed lives with me (Jessica), my husband Kyle, and his big sister Sadie, an American Eskimo Dog (born Feb 2008). In May 2011 we added Madison (Maddie), a Cocker Spaniel/Miniature Schnauzer mix, born in December 2010, from the local no-kill rescue.

The Wirehaired Viszla was created in the 1930s by breeding Vizslas which had strong, rough coats with German Wirehaired Pointers, in order to create the strong thick coat that would protect the dog in rough conditions. It is a separate breed from the Vizsla, currently accepted in AKC’s Foundation Stock Service as well as the UKC, CKC and NAVHDA. Reed is registered with AKC, UKC and NAVHDA.

In the AKC, no Wirehaired Viszla have achieved the OTCh title yet (Obedience Champion). This is my long term goal with Reed. We will also be competing in Rally, Agility and Tracking.

Reed also had several months of Service Dog training, to help me with my Fibromyalgia. In January, 2011, I decided to stop focusing on the Service Dog training because my Fibromyalgia was no longer disabling. In addition in February 2011, Reed had a seizure. A few weeks later, he had another, and was soon diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy which makes him unsuitable as a Service Dog. If I decide in the future that I need an SD, it won’t be Reed.

Reed and Kyle
Me and Sadie


  1. Hi, Jessica! It’s Jill from Nature’s Variety. Love the blog! Keep up the good work and look for a package from me! 🙂

    Jill Gainer, Nature’s Variety
    Please read my blog http://www.doggieroo.com

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