Hello Friends and prospective Vizsla owners!
I often get puppy inquiries and I normally would direct them to breeders (either I’ve known from events or members of regional vizsla clubs) who have litters or planning a litter.
From time to time I would get a few questions from prospective vizsla owners like: what to look for in a breeder?; what questions do I ask a breeder?; what information should I ask from the breeder?; can I even ask any of those questions? (lol), etc.
I’ve recreated the following every time I get these questions so I’ve decided to make a check list (sort of) for prospective puppy buyers when starting their search. And whether they have identified a breeder to work with (be it a reputable breeder or unknown breeder) I’ve shared this check list in some versions. And hopefully this will redirect puppy buyers to reputable breeders.
Mind you, what I’m stating below are not “be all and end all” in the puppy search process. I’ve owned this breed for a number of years and learned (and still learning) a few things. I’m also fortunate to have work with some of the most knowledgeable folks in our breed and outside our breed. And to be surrounded with amazing friends, breeders, exhibitors, handlers and judges from whom I continue to gain knowledge.
But before going into the check list I tell prospective buyers a couple of things which is my ``preamble” in puppy buying.
Once a breeder is identified here goes the list:
Again the above is not a catch all check list and depending on some of the information from the breeder generated by this check list additional questions may need to be asked.
Hoping some prospective Vizsla owners may find this check list helpful. And Vizsla friends, please feel free to chime in or add anything!
Eli’s and Scream’s Dad!
It’s Saturday afternoon, May 7th, 2016 and I’m here at the hotel watching Eli and Tala finally take a nap after a never ending tussle. The Vizsla Club of America National Specialty Event just concluded yesterday and it was an honor to be part of this amazing event.
I finally got to meet exhibitors who I only get to see their posting in facebook. I get to appreciate seeing so many outstanding dogs, which I think is a true testament to the hard work involved.
A bit nerve wracking but really had a blast being in the ring with pioneers in our breed.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to judge Pluis Davern.
Also would like to acknowledge and congratulate all events committee chairpersons especially Linda Durham for running a very successful event.
Another acknowledgement and thank you to my wonderful sister Lourdes Jusay Naval. I often take for granted the behind the scenes she does (grooming and remembering things to bring/do). Without her at Nationals I was a train wreck especially Tala going into season. So thank you and love you so much. See you soon.