BREEDERS: Please see the articles, books, and other
references below, as well as read below what we suggest for puppy
buyers. While we don't want to make your job more difficult, we
cannot help but hold you to the highest standard. The future of
our beloved dogs are in your hands...after all, you make the
decision on who to breed.
BUYERS:We urge you to be extra cautious whenever you
purchase your puppy from advertising -- be it from the internet
or a newspaper/magazine. While we do not want to cast aspersions
on any breeder, we do want to assist the future Vizsla owner in
picking the best dog and breeder they can. With these concerns in
mind, we offer the following advice.
-Internet puppy selection guides
-Internet breeder guides
-Recommended Books for Breeders (you can order directly
- Breeding Articles
What age is best? By Jenny Peacocke
C.E.R.F. exams/breeder responsibility
by Susan Mulley
Backyard Breeders' and Puppy Millers' Big Book of Old Excuses by Denna
Information for Prospective First-Time Vizsla Owners by Mary K. Chelton
A Breeder Worth Salt by Pam Haley
What Is A Backyard Breeder
by Sunny Arruda VP, South Bay Purebred Rescue
Ethics and the Reputable Breeder
by Susan J Mulley
Why Breed by Francois Bernier
Just a Pet by Jenny Peacocke
To Breed Or Not to Breed? by Barb
Where Now Brown Dog? by Phil Wright
Type and Outcrossing, by Marion
The Value of the Brood Bitch, by Marion
Soundness and Movement , by Marion
Type and Breeder's Responsibility ,
by Marion Coffman
Breeding for Correct Temperament ,
by Lu Hart
Responsible Breeders , by Gulf
Coast Vizsla Club
- Check out our RESCUE section and pick out a rescue
dog. These Vizslas need a loving and caring family and you might just
be the special one to provide such an environment.
- If you are sure that only a puppy will work for you (most rescue dogs
are older), then contact a local Vizsla Clubs and find out who is their
"breeder referral" person. In the best circumstances, this person
should be non-political and should be sending you to a variety of breeders
that are known to the club. It is our hope that they are also sending
you to breeders who adhere to some kind of ethical standards, such as
VCA's Code of Ethics.
- Read up on the dog (for instance read the VIZSLA
FAQ from the main menu for a beginning -- then check out the BOOKS
section for more detailed information), and read anything that discusses
how to choose a breeder. Visit dog shows and get a good look at the dogs.
Meet the breeders at the shows, but NOT as they are about to go into the
ring -- find a good time to say "hello". See Show Tips for information on how to approach the exhibitors. In most cases, people
love to talk about their dogs and can be a wonderful source of information.
- Mainly, take your time and do not rush into anything just because puppies
may be available NOW...make sure you have enough information to make a
decision you are ready to live with for years and years to come. Don't
rush into something like this for we all want the placement to be permanent
so we do not have another rescue dog to find a home for.
- Choose a responsible breeder that adhere to some higher purpose in breeding.
Many clubs have specific listings on breeder responsibility, such as guideline of responsibility .
- Finally, we wish you luck!