Monsieur is also extremely athletic and coordinated, being a master at dodging having peanut butter ‘booped’ onto his nose, and being able to run and leap at high speed without ever running into anyone. His playful nature is enjoyed by all the other dogs at Metropolis, with ‘pile on Monty’ being a favourite game – Monty runs, the bitches chase him and leap up to grab his wither to try to bulldog him. This is an exciting game with much cheering from the crowd! As a sire, Monsieur reproduces his angles but the size and bone of the pups is dependent on the dam
In 2014, Monsieur was ranked no 3 vizsla in NSW and within the top 10 vizslas in Australia.*
In 2015 Monsieur was ranked No 1 Vizsla Breed Challenge in NSW (dogzonline pointscore).
In 2016 Monsieur won Metropolis’ first ever
DOG CHALLENGE, PURINA SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2016 under Mrs A Carlström (Sweden).
Critiques of Monsieur include:
“4 ½ months old. Scissor bite. Beautiful shaped head, … ears well set. Good angulated in front, and behind. Good bone, strong bone, good feet.… Tail well set, good forechest. Moves very well… Good coat. Lovely dog.” – Judge Mr P Achtergael (Belgium)
“Excellent topline, strong quarters, lovely front …with strong feet, lovely Vizsla male head, not overdone in any way. Nice topline going into well turned stifles and good drop down of hock” – Ms G Barwick (UK)
Monsieur began his show career winning Baby Puppy in the NSW Hungarian Vizsla Club Specialty Show in October 2013, under Judge Mr P Achtergael (Belgium).
He won Puppy Dog of Breed at the Purina Sydney Royal Easter Show 2014, and was beaten for Puppy of Breed by his sister, Beaucoup. He was also shortlisted in Puppy Sweepstakes, handled by Nikki Zullo.
In addition to his many wins in Class in Group, some of Monsieur’s most remarkable wins include:
OPPOSITE SEX AUSTRALIAN BRED IN SHOW at the Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW Specialty Show – UK – 5 April 2015 under Ms G Barwick (UK)
BEST OF BREED, ROYAL CANIN SPRING FAIR (Dr R Indeglia (USA)), 2015
DOG CHALLENGE, PURINA SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2016 (Mrs A Carlström (Sweden))
BEST IN GROUP , BULLI & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB – (Judge Dr K Hedberg (NSW)) June 2017
RUNNER UP BEST IN GROUP – NORTH OF THE HARBOUR ALL BREEDS KENNEL CLUB (Judge Mr Tung-Lin Wu (Tai)) July 2018