In the 1970s, Vizsla lines were markedly distinct: there were field Vizslas and then there were show Vizslas. We wanted Vizslas who were truly dual dogs: able to hunt one day and show the next; who could be affectionate companions of sound temperament and health with exemplary trainability. In 1977 we purchased the first Golden Empire Vizsla out of the Piroskas line: “Nitro,” Piroskas Golden Empire CD. Shortly thereafter we purchased “Sabrina,” Golden Empire’s Sabrina CD from Barbara Stephenson of Rotkopf Vizslas. Barbara’s breeding program was very inspirational and influential on Golden Empire; she had beautiful dual dogs who were just as successful in the show ring as in the field.
In 1979 we bred Nitro to Paprika La Especial De Mi Vida – two months later, the first Golden Empire pup was born: Golden Empire’s Shade Tuff, “Shade.”
For several years we have painstakingly developed and curated our breeding program with tireless dedication and commitment. We are proud to say our breeding program has been successful and we have produced: 34 Conformation Champions, 5 Field Champions, 15 AKC Hunting titles and 3 Dual Champions.
The Golden Empire lines have had a significant influence on the merging of field and show lines – Super Charger alone has 91 offspring to date. We have spent over 39 years committed to refining our breeding program, promoting responsible breeding and stewardship of the breed.