Proud to announce that Galibier will be on the 2015 Rio Salado Vizsla Club calendar. Since being awarded the exclusive cover Galibier has been extremely busy as of late and not just chasing his tail. He has been hitting the barking circuit with appearances and  interviews with the Dog Whisperer, Animal Planet, and AKC today just to name a few. Also calendar signings at Petsmats, Petco,  and Paws r US.

Galibier has also turned into quite the prima donna after his photo shoot. He now expects fresh toilet bowl water, dinner with us at the kitchen table, laying on the couches, sleeping in our bed and us to take him for daily walks. If I didn’t know better I would say he is a bitch.

Also joining Galibier in the calendar, December is Galibier’s dad, the Legend, the Myth, the great d’Huez along with some of their hunting buddies.

Galibier’s photo shoot was in the stunning mountain area of Crested Butte Colorado. d’Huez’s photo shoot was in the the beautiful mountains in southern Arizona south of Sonoita Arizona and not too far from the Mexico border.

RSVC 2015 CoverGalibier. Crested Butte, Co. July 2014.

Mearns Camp 2008 028d’Huez, Hunter, Galibier, Cooper, Charlie. Southern AZ. November 2008.

If you would like to order a calendar click here.


The 2014 Cross Country Arizona State Championships were held this past Saturday, November 8th at the Cave Creek golf course in Phoenix. Along with a challenging course we also had unseasonably hot weather. If we didn’t have record temperatures for the day we were darn close. It is a great course with lots of rolling hills that can destroy a racer if they go out too fast.

Shannon and her team were very well prepared for the race and they raced strong and smart. Shannon led the Xavier Gators home with a 9th place finish and helped the Gators to a 2nd place finish. Shannon set her own personal record on the course beating her previous best by 31 seconds! Speaking of records the race winner, Dani Jones set a course record and beat her personal best by 34 seconds.


Next up Nike Southwest.

States 2014_11_08-117157 Racers and 21 teams off the start.

States 2014_11_08-120Excitement of the start.

States 2014_11_08-125Xavier’s Shannon, Sierra, Jane and Caroline. #387 Dani Jones. Race Winner.

States 2014_11_08-134Shannon and Jane in the pack near the the front. First couple hundred meters into the race.

States 2014_11_08-155Shannon heading down a hill at about 1 1/4 mile into the race. Big crowd. Shannon is in 12th place here

States 2014_11_08-197Jane and Shannon in a front pack just after the 2 mile mark.

States 2014_11_08-258Shannon with less that 1000 meters to go. Shannon is in 9th place and would hold 9th place to the finish. Jane moved up to 10th place.

States 2014_11_08-263Nothing to do but finish.States 2014_11_08-371

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States 2014_11_08-390Daddy is happy too!!

States 2014_11_08-391Congratulations to Jane, Shannon and the 2014 Xavier Gators.

States 2014_11_08-396Top 21. Xavier Gators. Sierra, Jane, and Shannon.

States 2014_11_08-401Well Done Xavier 7. Jane, Shannon, Caroline, Shannon, Tessa, Sarah, Sierra.

States 2014_11_08-406Congratulations Xavier Gators!!! It’s not over yet. Eden, Jane, Shannon, Caroline, Vitto, Shannon, Tessa, Sarah, Sierra, Dave.

2014 Arizona States Championships Division 1 video.


Xavier College Preparatory link.


Xavier Cross Country Sectional Meet 10-31-14

The Xavier Cross Country team headed to Gilbert, AZ on Halloween for their mid-day Sectional meet. Even for Arizona it was hot for the end of October. Xavier won their division convincingly putting 5 in the top 13 and qualifying for next weekend’s state meet.

Shannon had quite the race. Shortly after the start Shannon moved to the front and led the field for a while. Shannon stayed strong through out the race and finished a solid 4th.

Sectionals 2014_10_31-101Pre-race pep talk.Sectionals 2014_10_31-107Race Start.Sectionals 2014_10_31-133Shannon Leading the Field.Sectionals 2014_10_31-140Shannon in P1.Sectionals 2014_10_31-381Heading to the Line.Sectionals 2014_10_31-384Finishing strong.Sectionals 2014_10_31-487Xavier 1st Place

Xavier Cross Country Sectional  video

Xavier Sectional meet result