Minnesota, USA

About Us

The Twin Cities Vizsla Club (TCVC) was founded in 1980 and recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1981. We are a Twin Cities metropolitan area dog club enthusiastic about the Vizsla breed. Members primarily reside in Minnesota, but are also from throughout the United States. We host specialty shows, obedience trials, rally trials, and hunt tests. We are also sanctioned hold to field trials.
Become a Member

As an active member you will be joining a community that is devoted to protecting and promoting the Vizsla, develop friendships, and make lasting memories. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds. We want you to join us!

Application Process
Why Join a Breed Club?

Are you passionate about your dog’s breed? Ever consider getting involved with your local breed club? It may feel intimidating thinking about joining a breed club. However, these local chapters of the national breed clubs, or parent clubs, are filled with dog lovers just like you. Getting involved ...

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Sports & Activities

You can do a lot with your Vizsla. Read more about what our members do with their Vizslas.

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Upcoming Events

Annual Awards

We know our members are busy with their Vizslas. Did you know we have several awards that are available to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work you and your Vizsla do? Learn more about the individual awards, eligibility, and how to apply.
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We are a group of individuals passionate about our Vizslas. Meet the volunteers who dedicate their time to our club.

Jesi Foster


Jesi brought her first Vizsla, Rowan, home in 2009. She now has three Vizslas. She’s been a member of TCVC since 2009 and is active in several venues with her dogs – conformation, rally, agility, and sometimes will dabble in hunt tests. She has served in several roles since joining, holding seats on the board and the Newsletter Editor. She currently is co-chair of the Website committee along with being elected President. When not at a show or trial, she can be found constantly picking up dog toys or asking “What’s in your mouth?!?”

Todd Otten

Vice President

Todd and his wife Missy got their first Vizsla in 2008. He became an active member of TCVC in 2017. He currently has 3 Vizslas and is active in Conformation, Hunt Tests, Field trials, and upland bird Hunting. You will typically find him in a bird field on the weekends, watching and working his dogs.

Missy Otten


Missy and her husband Todd got their first Vizsla, Gabby, in 2008 and since then have brought 3 others into their home. She has been a member of TCVC since 2020 and currently has 3 Vizslas, Chase, Riley and Norman as well as two adult children.

Missy enjoys long walks and cuddles with her dogs as well as cheering them on, whether in the ring or in a field.

Paul Hussa


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Lois Almendinger


Lois brought her first Vizsla home in 2000 and five others have followed. She currently has two boys – Sam almost 14 1/2 and Pfizer 7 1/2. She joined TCVC shortly obtaining her first Vizsla. Over the years she has served the club as a board member, club officer and on a variety of club committees. She has especially enjoyed working on the hunt test committee and helped the club grow that event over the years. She has also been on committees for the club when we hosted/co-hosted national events. She looks forward to another year of TCVC events and the opportunity of working with a wonderful board, but mostly our wonderful club and its members.

Karla Bachmann


Karla is married to Bob and has three adult children Nate, Nick and Autumn. She joined TCVC a few years ago and became a member of the board in 2023. On a trip to Nebraska in 2005 she went with Bob to pick up first vizsla Maverick. Then, the following year they added Wyatt.

They currently have 2 vizslas Archer and Blaze that joined their family in 2018. Karla is active in Conformation, Rally, Barn Hunt, Tricks and FCAT with the boys. They look forward to trying out other adventures. Karla and the boys enjoy working together and love going out on their morning walks.

Melissa Lepsch


Melissa has been involved in the dog world since 2003, and got her first vizsla, Micah, in 2005. She quickly fell in love with the breed and has titled dogs in agility, obedience, rally, conformation, lure coursing, and hunt tests. She currently has four Vizslas and focuses on conformation and hunt tests.

TCVC Committees

The committee chairs are always looking for club members to join their team! Read more about the activities the committees provide and contact the committee chair for more information. If a committee is open, ask at the next meeting or contact us for more information!

Committee Information
Annual Awards & Banquet

Chairperson: Paul Hussa

Email Chairperson
Breeder Referral

Chairperson: Open

Email Chairperson
Breed Rescue

Chairpersons: Julie Cohn and Megan Manske

Email Chairpersons
Communication Committee

Blog/Social Media Chairperson: Open Website Chairpersons: Jesi Foster and Missy Otten

Email Chairpersons
Education Committee

Chairperson: Beth Nash

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Event Coordinator

Chairperson: Open

Email Chairperson
Hunt Test

Chairperson: Todd Otten Event Secretary: Jill Hoffbeck

Email Chairpersons
Specialty Show

Chairperson: Open

Email Chairperson
Federation Liaison

Liaison: Todd Otten

Email Liaison