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Marge Mehagian with Sandy

The Beginning: "Sandy's" First Show - (above) Ch. Sandor Barat ROM & Marge Mehagian - 1965! Sandy also took Best of Breed at Westminster in 1968

Champion Sandor Barat – Vizsla Club of America Hall of Fame

“Sandy” was our first Vizsla. What a way to start!! He was supposed to be “just a companion dog” but he was so much more!!

We got “Sandy” in 1964 – long before most people had ever heard of Vizslas. He was my constant companion but was destined for much bigger and better things. At my husband’s suggestion we took him to some handling classes just for fun, but when people saw him they encouraged us to show him. That was the beginning of a great career. He was never defeated and his show career culminated in winning Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – the first Western Vizsla ever to do so.

He was bred to several bitches and when one of the litters was due, I decided to keep a Hunting Dog. Little did we know what was in store for us.

Mehagian's Peppy Paloma ("Pal")

Amateur Field Champion, Dual Champion, 1977 National Amateur Field Champion & 1979 & 1981 National Field Champion - Mehagian's Peppy Paloma ("Pal")- Vizsla Club of America Hall of Fame

Mehagian's Peppy Paloma ("Pal")

"Pal" - Mehagian's Peppy Paloma -1977 National Amateur Field Champion; 1979 & 1981 National Field Champion; Dual Champion & Amateur Field Champion, Sired by Ch. Sandor Barat.

“Pal” was sired by Ch. Sandor Barat. She was more than anyone could ever hope for competing against all breeds and always at the top of The Top Ten Lists – first in Puppy/Derby and then in the Gun Dog Statistics.

What a thrill it was to run her myself and win the first National Amateur Field Championship ever awarded in the VCA in 1977. She was a once in a lifetime dog.

How wonderful to have two special dogs in the VCA Hall of Fame. Our Vizslas have given us so much pleasure and we feel especially fortunate to have been able to have these two great dogs in our life and to have them recognized as some of the best in the breed.