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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. Christine Has also Judged the 2015 Junior Show at the AKC Eukanuba Championship dog Show.
This Representation is our Commitment to the Vizsla breed, and the Knowledge we bring You as Breeders.

Kathy and Jeff Engelsman

JNEK Vizslas

                       email: JNEKvizslas@gmail.com

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Kathy Engelsman
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 23 years.
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Submitted by: sharon Burns on Jan 28, 2014
Hi Kathy!
I know Brandon sent you a quick email, but I also wanted to touch base to tell you how absolutely wonderful B.B. Is! I keep meaning to email and post more pictures, but October was a busy month. She has the sweetest disposition and is definitely my little gal… She follows me just about everywhere I go and is snuggled up with me on the couch as I type this. We are going to start obedience classes next month now that football is over and I have been working with her on basic commands. She has been a breeze to train so far… She is so very smart!
I have attached a funny picture of her. I have to hurry getting my clothes out of the dryer because she hops in with the warm clothes if I am not quick enough. :) My boys love her so much and she is such the perfect fit with our family. I can't thank you enough!!!
Brandon and I feel like the under-achiever parents of this litter because she isn't involved in all of the field trials, tracking, etc. but I will tell you she has to be the most spoiled and loved of the group. Our B.B. has a stress free, pampered life. :)
I will get those pictures up and be better about keeping in touch!
Submitted by: Brandon Burns on Jan 28, 2014
Hi Kathy!
I realized this past week that it was two years ago this week that Brandon made the trip to your home to get B.B. She is an absolutely magnificent girl and we love her so very much so I thought I better shoot you an email of thanks! :) I have attached a few pictures so you can see what a gorgeous girl she has become!
I hope you and all your pups are doing well!
Submitted by: joanne on Jan 28, 2014
Thank YOU Kathy for giving me such a wonderful girl. Our agility career is almost there so hopefully the titles start coming in 2014. Also, Clever is about to begin her career in K9 Nosework. I have found a new mentor that is actually the head of training for the Union Station TSA dogs. He has over 30 years of detection dog experience and he is AWESOME!!! I was skeptical at first knowing his background but then I saw this big burly guy say "good dog" in a high pitched voice and I was hooked. Nothing aversive and his worst punishment is putting a dog away in the crate. Oh, and by the way, he LOVES Clever. He started his early days as a conformation handler in his early 20's and said something to the tune of...A dog with her working ability and looks on top of it...she will be a dog that everyone falls in love with. He first met her when I was doing a private lesson with Flip and we lost the elementary school and were going to head back to the training facility. He said, do you want to get her out so she gets used to the environment. I just giggled and said she won't have an issue with that. Finally when we got her out in the detection dog training facility she was climbing on luggage, smelling all over his desk and knocking over stuff to get into the search rooms and this is all without even understanding odor or what she was event there for. He just looked at me and said "I can't wait to work with you two".
Submitted by: joanne Soyke on Jan 26, 2013
Clever 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, 2012
Wow 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, 2011
What a good pup "Doc" is!

Thanks Again for all your help!
You guys are pros!

Matt Bisbee
Submitted by: Caroline Gencur on Oct 18, 2011
Hi 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!
Bill Hurdman
Submitted by: Helen Mui on Oct 17, 2011
Kathy 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"

Helen Mui
Submitted by: JoLynn and Rod Baltzley on Feb 14, 2010
Dear 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.
Thank you,
Jo Lynn Baltzley
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