The Puget Sound Vizsla Club (PSVC) was established in the late 1960’s by a group of Vizsla enthusiasts as a venue for promoting the breed and organizing AKC sponsored events. The goals of the club are to encourage and promote quality breeding of pure-bred Vizslas in accordance with the American Kennel Club (AKC) breed standard, to encourage sportsman-like competition at dog shows and other events, and to conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, obedience trials and hunt tests.
Each year the Club organizes and hosts two “Specialty” (Vizsla only) conformation shows; a summer specialty held in August and a fall specialty held in November. In conformation shows each dog competes to see which most closely matches the AKC breed standard. The Club also puts on a Hunt Test, in which dogs of any of the pointing breeds can participate. The hunt test measures each dogs hunting ability against a standard and is non-competitive event. The Club also holds Obedience trials, Rally Obedience trials and Junior Showmanship competitions, as well as being licensed to hold all-breed agility competitions.
Although the club is named for the Puget Sound region, it draws members from all over Washington State and Oregon, with over 100 current members.