IntCH Dag Zimni Vrch (Ozzy) was born on February 1, 2016 in the Czech Republic. Ozzy is an International Champion in Conformation. He is owned by Randy and Ann Schulz of Evansville, Indiana, where he lives inside the home with the Schulz family, an older German Shorthaired Pointer and a Brittany. Ozzy acclimated extremely well to sharing a home with his owners' other dogs.
Ozzy is an attentive, smart, well mannered dog in the home who shifts into a much higher gear when hunting birds in the field. Amazingly, he immediately settles back into being a calm, sweet, affectionate boy upon returning home. What they say about Munsters is true, Ozzy has an "off-switch."
Ozzy's owners say Ozzy has been the easiest dog to house train of the 6 dogs they have owned. He loves people and crawls into their laps to fall asleep at night. He prowls around the home like a lion with soft feet and his "Caleb Swannigan" eyes.
Ozzy is an exceptional example of a male Small Munsterlander. He was a star at his first International Conformation Show earning six 1st place medals and was awarded 1st place in the Sporting Breed category besting 31 other dogs of a variety of sporting breeds in June 2017 in St Louis at the Purina Dog Exposition Center. Ozzy made it to the final Best of Show event and won 1st place in the Rare Breed category. One international judge responded to the question, "What is one of Ozzy's structural weaknesses?" with "I do not see a weakness in Ozzy. He is one of the finest examples of a Small Munsterlander I have ever seen."
Ozzy is an eager hunter well-trained for the Iowa and South Dakota hunting he has experienced. Even as a puppy, he instinctively pointed, honored, retrieved to hand and hunted dead in difficult terrain. He has been trained to hunt close, so as not to spook the wild birds running ahead of the hunters. Ozzy earned a 107 Prize 2 in the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test. His owner, being a novice handler, trained Ozzy to hunt more closely than the judges wanted, but Ozzy otherwise performed at or above expectations.