"Kenoz" in Tasmania


"Kenazorora" in the UK

Owner of Crufts DCC winner 2004

Breeder of Crufts BCC winner 2010

Updated 10th February 2014.

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Kenoz Hungarian Vizslas

Ch Kenoz Cosmic Star aka Kessie  Launceston Royal 2012

Cathy and Rich Austin have owned Vizslas since 1987.

We are based in Travelers Rest, Tasmania Australia after emigrating from the UK in 2008 bringing Edie and Nattie with us.

I first met the breed in 1985 at Crufts in Olympia . I was looking at the time for a chocolate Labrador, wanting a gundog, but something a bit different. Whilst wandering through the benches I came across the Vizslas and was smitten. I talked to various owners and their dogs and found everyone to be helpful and friendly. I bought Gay Gottleib's book "The Complete Hungarian Vizsla" and practically memorised it over the next year whilst I completed my Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate. After that I knew I could start working part time. Then I felt ready for my first Vizsla.

At Crufts in 1987 I managed to find a dog pup bred in Aberdeen UK. He was by "Gilyvor Goldcrest" and out of a pet bitch "Anita of Parkend". He cost 100!
Kes arrived in Bristol on 16th March 1987. It was love at first sight and the start of my association with Vizslas.

"Five on a bench"

from Left: Muppet (Grandad), Nattie (Mum), Tiga (youngest son), Edie (daughter) Luka (Dad)

June 2006

We currently own three girls  Edie (9 years)  and Kessie (2 1/2 years) Edie's daughter and Rozsa (15 months) another Edie daughter.

We are not a big "breeding kennel". We have had 9 litters so far in the 28 years that we have been involved in the breed. We like to do " a bit of everything" with our dogs , including showing, beginners gundog training, agility, KC Good Citizen Award and in the UK going up to Chepstow Community Hospital and EPH where Nattie was a firm favourite!

We are the founder members of The South West Walkers.

All our dogs are trained using the "clicker" method. This method seems to be perfect for Vizslas as it encourages them to use their brains to problem solve. It also fits into the "praise good behaviour, ignore bad behaviour" way of training. I can truthfully say that I have never physically punished my dogs, my scary voice alone is enough to make whoever realise that he/she is doing wrong!