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JNEK Vizslas - Illinois Vizsla Breeders
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About JNEK Vizslas
JNEK Vizslas, is the passion of Kathy Engelsman. We might not be in the breed for 40 years, but our Vizslas already are in the record books! We are totally dedicated to all aspects of our breed. We concentrate on those characteristics of performance hunting partners, and strikingly correct Vizslas.
JNEK Vizslas compete and excell in all AKC venues. From Field, to Agility, Conformation,Obedience,Tracking,Therapy and Rally. The JNEK dogs have Titled in ALL these venues. Our temperaments are paramount as is the health of our dogs.
We are leaders in the AKC-DNA program proving the parentage of all dogs bred in our pedigrees. To us that is a very strong commitment to You- to the breed, our pedigrees, and to the true Versatility of our only breed- The Vizsla.
We belong to The Vizsla Club of America - The Vizsla Club of Illinois-Central Wisconsin Vizsla Club and The Vizsla Club of Michigan. Jeff and Kathy have served in many positions for the Vizsla Club of Illinois: Vice President- Board members- Treasure and Editor of the Bulletin. We run Hunt Tests- The Summer Vizsla Specialties and have run numerous Field Trials.
Both Jeff and Kathy are AKC Hunt Test and AKC Field Trial Judges. In addition to field judging, Kathy has judged Sweepstakes in the AKC show ring too.
Our Daughter, Christine is a AKC Junior showmanship Judge. Competing as a Top Junior in the Country, she won at the Eukanuba and Westminster Dog Show.
This Representation is our Commitment to the Vizsla breed, and the Knowledge we bring You as Breeders.
Kathy and Jeff Engelsman
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Breeder Contact Info
Kathy and Jeff Engelsman
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 18 years.
630-858-9043Send Email to JNEK Vizslas Click here to visit JNEK Vizslas website
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Submitted by: joanne Soyke on Jan 26, 2013Clever is my first Vizsla and although I educated myself about the breed before I got her, there was still so much to learn. Hunting was one of those things and I never thought I'd ever get into it, but after Kathy suggested our first hunt test we were hooked. I didn't do a lick of training and Clever passed her JH with only 4 times in the field. This was pure natural ability and nothing that I did as a novice handler. Clever looked so beautiful out there and had such a great time doing what she was bred to do that I was hooked. She came away with her JH title as just 6 months old. She also got her CGC at only 6 months old. This dog is ready and willing to learn whatever I want to teach her and Kathy is there to help me teach what I don't know. Agility is our next venue and she is progressing better than I could ever imagine. Obedience, Rally and Field work are not to be forgotten, but with this versatile girl, she can take it all on if her mom can keep up. If you want versatility and work to get it, the JNEK dogs stop at nothing to make their owners look great.
Thanks Kathy and Jeff for the opportunity to own such a wonderful girl.
Submitted by: Rob Nelson on Mar 05, 2012Wow how time flies. Zsofie will be 5 years old in a couple days!!
We are so grateful to Kathy and all for giving her to us... She gives us joy every day and she the most wonderful companion possible. Brett never had a dog before and when we went into this 5 years ago he had no idea of how loving, smart and loyal a companion they could be. I am in a new job and get to work from home more often than before. The best perk is having her by my side. She has been a lot of places with us and always quite the "star"... Loved by many.
Thank you, Kathy and JNEK.
Submitted by: Matt Bisbee on Oct 18, 2011What a good pup "Doc" is!
Thanks Again for all your help!
You guys are pros!
Submitted by: Caroline Gencur on Oct 18, 2011Hi Kathy & Jeff!
Everything is going wonderfully! "Brenly" has adjusted so well…WOW he is such a good boy. He continually shocks me at how good he is. We’ve spent so much time with him and he is already learning to retrieve and bring back toys and balls. What a amazing Vizsla!!
Thank You So Much-
Submitted by: Billy Hurdman on Oct 17, 2011"Joki" is just about 12 weeks and I took her out into the woods in bird country in Upper Michigan. We had a blast. In the yard shes wants the pine cones and everything that moves, so I thought when I brought her in the woods she would be attacking a leaf, of a fern....NOPE... Nose to the ground running in and out of the woods in front of me. Me and my friend were shocked at what she was doing. She actually found a grouse, and it flushed about 10 ft in front of her. she was slowing down but wasn't to sure if it was there or not so she didn't get a chance to point. We Had a GREAT day. "Joki" is an amazing JNEK Vizsla!
Submitted by: Helen Mui on Oct 17, 2011Kathy and Jeff,
I appreciate all your advise and time and energy you imparted to Christine and her "Amber".
It is so cool to see my daughter, Christine and her Amber so happy.
We now have a new Junior Hunter Title on "Amber"
Submitted by: JoLynn and Rod Baltzley on Feb 14, 2010Dear Kathy and Jeff,
We have the most amazing gorgeous,Vizsla in Lilly as a companion, field trial winner, quail hunter, and snuggler!!! She is one of yours.
Anyway, Rod and I have been thinking of another puppy. Rod is heavily involved in the Louisville Quail Forever chapter. I just wanted to check in with you as we know first hand what quality dogs you have. Lilly is absolutely the best Vizsla you could breed.
Please let me know what puppies you have coming up. We would want another female.
Jo Lynn Baltzley
Submitted by: Julie Callison on Jan 20, 2010Kathy,I know you hear this hundreds of times, but I cannot thank you enough for her. She is EVERYTHING we had hoped for in a dog and more!!! Chloe has such a playful, fun personality yet is smart and loving. Again, I know you know all of this, you're saying to yourself, "Of course!!" But I really felt the need to tell you how much we all love her. She is truly like one of my children and don't know what I would do without her.
Julie Callison (and family)
Submitted by: jonathan and Beth Sawant on Jan 09, 2010Kathy and Jeff- Here is a picture of Greta Grouse hunting up in Wisconsin 2009.
Greta has brought constant joy into our lives, and is a loving companion. We couldn't imagine a world without Greta.
Jonathan and Beth
Submitted by: Jesse Brooks on Sep 04, 2009Hi Kathy-
Jesse Brooks here. First off I want to tell you how much of a joy having Nugget is. She has been about as perfect a dog as anyone could want. Just pure love and fun. So much so that we are beginning to think of getting another one. Nugget has been such a well tempered, sweet natured dog and she's beautiful!
Look forward to planning for a new one. We moved down to Austin about a year ago. Nugget is super happy here - lots of opportunity to get out and run around.
Also, we are so happy with JNEK that we wouldn't think of using any other breeders and there are quite a few down here.
Hope you and your family are well.