Ch Ponsonby Mega Star (AI)(Imp NZ)

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In November 2022 we welcomed the opportunity to acquire Rigby (Ch Ponsonby Mega Star (AI)(Imp NZ).  Bred by Kath Lodge of Ponsonby Hungarian Vizslas, and titled by his former owner Janelle Willoughby, Rigby carries the bloodlines of Ch Pitswarren Judah (Imp UK) and Ponsonby dogs related to those we have bred from, but is sufficiently genetically different to be a healthy outcross for our dogs.  Rigby’s sire is a Swedish dog whose brother has sired several litters in Australia.

Rigby has that big reach and drive and floating movement seen in so many of our dogs, and is compact while having good bone.  He is an exuberant playful dog keen to follow direction, and shows a keen sense of smell as well as a love of water, both of which speak to the function of vizslas as working gundogs as well as companions.  He has sired one litter to date, and his offspring demonstrate similar movement, while also exhibiting some of the elegance that their Hubertus ancestors are known for.

Rigby has won many classes in Group and in 2023 won


He is handled by Elle Latimore and Jarrod Paltram, and is an enthusiastic member of the Metropolis team.