Whiskey's breeder

In my humble opinion, finding a great breeder match is extremely important. You are investing over a decade to a great pet and you should spend a significant amount of time carefully researching and interviewing (and potentially visiting) breeders. The cost of fixing future health, or behavioural issues will overshadow any extra costs of a well bred puppy, plus why wouldn't you want to aim to get the dog you want? On the other hand, if you are an experienced owner, there are many hunting dogs needing rescue. I've never seen a vizsla puppy up for rescue though, another example of how amazing the community surrounding this breed is!

Mom is Stella from Akar/MyWishVizsla

Akar's Jacqueline produces loads of champions and is very active and passionate about improving and guarding the Vizsla breed.  Caroline from MyWishVizsla owns Whiskey's mother Stella and we were lucky enough to receive a puppy from her first littler!

Dad is Ripley from Yorkville Vizslas:

Meryl is extremely active in the Vizsla community and it's very hard to keep up with the amount of wins Ripley's children have in the show ring. Ripley became a champion at 19 months and has won several Best of Breeds, Awards of Merit and Group placements.

Warning signs of a bad breeder/puppy mill:
-puppies available any time, no wait list
-no questions asked
-much cheaper than other breeders around the area
-breeding many other breeds of dogs
-must pay more to be registered, or not registered
-won't let you visit, or a dirty home, or the dogs are living outside the home
-parent's hips are not checked, health tests are not done
-will not take the puppy back into their home for any reason for the entire life of the dog
-are breeding the bitch every chance they get
-do not have a selective breeding program, parents are not competing in field or confirmation
-no history of lineage
-are not active in the Vizsla community. A good way to find out a breeder's reputation is to ask around the community and ask other breeders.

1 comment:

  1. news item: high drive dog exercise, CONTROL and fun

    check out these new safe dog/human powered rigs, that are much safer than using a bicycle or any "dog out front on a single line" mushing system. or any of the conventional ways we use wheels to exercise our high drive pulling dogs.

    its more freedom than a leash AND more control- since the dog can only go forward and cannot turn to pull you over to the side. and YOU have precision steering control over the dog, with no commands or training.

    of course its NOT the only way to exercise our dogs- just one great way.


    any chance of a link or news item?

    mark schuette