We breed selectively and only on occasion; and when we do, it is with one purpose, to improve the Vizsla breed. We strive to produce puppies that are sound in temperament, health, hunting ability and conformation. We hope to reproduce either the quality of the parents or better quality in each successive generation.
We believe that breeding is a serious endeavor that comes with enormous responsibility. We belong to the Vizsla Club of America and follow the Code of Ethics and are also members of the Rio Salado Vizsla Club. In addition, we constantly strive to expand our knowledge base by reading and researching topics related to breeding, genetics, structure and movement, hunting, training, healthcare, etc.
We devote a great deal of time researching pedigrees and in the selection of our stud dogs. Dogs used in our breeding program have appropriate health screenings.
We are selective about where our puppies are placed. We want to know that our puppies are in a loving home that is able to give it the care, training and socialization it needs. We want to have a relationship with our puppy buyers and continue to assist them by answering questions and be there if they have trouble once the puppy goes home.
Puppies we place as "pets/companions" are sold on a limited registration with AKC, which will prohibit breeding and registering offspring. No puppy sold, as a "pet/companion" shall be bred. The buyer will be asked to sign an agreement to have the dog altered (spayed/neutered). Should the buyer subsequently decide that he/she would like to show the puppy, an evaluation of the puppy will be made after the age of six months. If it is agreed that this puppy will be shown, the registration will be changed to full and the breeder will co-own the puppy.
We co-own all "show" quality puppies (in name only), to ensure the integrity of our breeding program. If a puppy is placed in a "show" home, the buyer signs an agreement that the animal will not be used for breeding purposes without our approval. This allows us to work with you to be sure that both sire and dam are registered conformation champions with the AKC, are purebred Vizslas, have appropriate health certification, agree the sire and dam are good representatives of the breed, and that the bitch is over the age of two. Failure to meet our requirements will cause us to withhold signing AKC registration papers for the produced puppies.
Many people are under the misconception that show dogs are not pets. This could not be further from the truth. Our show dogs are family pets first. They play fetch, perform tricks, lounge on the sofa, chase each other around the house, carry squeaky toys in their mouths, and have table scraps (on occasion). Champions are, after all, still dogs and family members first. A show career encompasses but a brief span of time in the lives show dogs share with their families. While, a show dog must not be spayed or neutered prior to completing its show championship, not all show dogs are bred. Show dogs may be eligible for a breeding program, if they are a good representation of the breed and are able to reproduce either their own quality or better quality in each successive generation.