History of Vizslas in Denmark
Thanks to Jonas Nielsen (Danish Vizsla Home
Page) and Peder Jensen (vice-president in the Danish Vizsla Club)
we now can provide further history on the Vizsla.
After the rebellion in Hungary in 1956, some Hungarian
refugees came to Denmark. Some of them probably brought Hungarian
dogs, or had luck to have some brought into Denmark. Theese dogs
were kept as familydogs, seriously breeding were not practised.
In 1971 a farmer named Erik Bendsen (from Lolland) heard about
this pointerbreed, and with some help from the Hungarian Ms.
Ilona Jaurnik and Ms. E. Nagy, he brought a Vizsla bitch to
Denmark from Hungary. At that time the Danish Vizsla breeding
Bernadettte Barsiligeti (Potyi) was the name of the bitch, and
together with the younger Reka, that Mr. Bendsen picked up in the
USA, she forms the stock of the Danish breeding. 56 puppies of
Potyi were pedigreed and allmost every Danish Vizsla-owner will
find her amon their dog's ancestores.
Mr. Bendsen didn't stop by importing those 2 bitches. In the
following years he brought home: Etzel von Bahlen from Germany,
Egerpataki Aprod from Hungary, and Gasar from Belgium, just to
mention the most important. During those 10-12 years, where Mr.
Bendsen was an active Vizsla-breeder, more than a hundred puppies
were born at "Damgaard" near the Village Soellested,
and Mr. Bendsen has really left his great mark on the Danish
Others has also become interested in the Vizsla, and brought
breedingmaterial from Hungary (Kulloi Paj Kos Sobri,
Hortobagyhidi Lidi, Matai Mese) and England (Waidman Bor, Kis of
Waidman, Waidman Dansk) just to mention a few.
In the beginning and the middle of the 80th the Toy Town dogs
made their entry in Denmark. Several dogs were imported from this
Dutch Kennel. Hennes of Toy Town was very popular in the breeding
of the 80th, Ivan Lauds of Toy Town, Freja of Toy Town, Faenrik
and Fleur of Toy Town again just to mention a few.
Superior breedingdogs through the years:
Kulloi Pajkos Sobri 1971, owner E. Nagy, was the first dog in
Denmark making some very fine litters. He was the father of 6
Etcel von Bahlen 1975, owner Erik Bendsen, father of 12 litters.
Egerpataki Aprod 1978, owner Erik Bedsen, father of 12 litters.
Pandi 1980, owner Hans E. Jorgensen, father of 3 litters.
Pusztai 1979, owner Erling Olsen, father of 6 litters.
Gasar 1983, owner Erik Bendsen, father of 4 litters.
Hennes of Toy Town 1983, owner Hans E. Jorgensen, father of 13
Ivan Lauds of Toy Town, owner Jorgen Weinrick, father of 4
Puszta 1984, owner Ole Selmer, father of 3 litters.
Eyck 1985, owner Birgit Engel, father of 6 litters.
Rico 1986, owner Per Jensen, father of 4 litters.
Barsiligeti Trilla Trezsi 1973, owner E. Nagy, mother of 3
Barsiligeti Bernadette (Potyi) 1972, owner Erik Bendsen, mother
of 9 litters.
Rebeca 1981, owner H. Kruse, mother of 3 litters.
Lundkjaers Vesna 1983, owner Poul Moeller, mother of 4 litters.
Peder Jensen: "I am a danish vizsla owner, and
vice-president in the Danish Vizsla Club. I am glad Jonas has
made the danish vizsla-homepage, and that it now also appears on
your home-page." With regard to the number of Vizslas
in Denmark right now, "..my guess is that there are
about 5-600 vizsla's in Denmark. In the last 10 years there were
bred aprox. 50 puppies each year, and importet 1-5 pr. year"