Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
PLEASE NOTE: From December 19th through to January the 4th I can not be reached by phone or text. I am only available on whats app to my past puppy owners who wish for advice through the festive period.
Breeding plans for 2021
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Due late January
Pugs Our first litter of 2021 will be hopefully from James and Rita. Both Pugs are Fawn coloured with black masks, and this should produce some lovely babies. This litter looks to be reserved already. Although we may yet get an extra puppy. Once Rita is confirmed in whelp I will write on here. Rita is the mother to our own Sabrina. James is fully health tested, as were his parents. Rita is health tested also. We are breeding to fingers crossed keep a girl puppy to continue our blood line of pugs into the future. Both mum and dad are what we call recognised colour Pugs, with no known unrecognised colours in their pedigree. A rarity these days. This will be Rita's 3rd and final litter.
French Bulldog litter To be announced.
Hungarian Vizsla Tango x Izzy We have been waiting for our sons girl Izzy to come into season. Its looking positive that she will come in during December time. She was due November but of course in true Vizsla fashion she has kept him waiting and guessing. I believe this litter is fully booked. Joshua has his own dogs, but we advertise through our website for him as he is on our breeding license, and has a shared interest in our affix, which means he can register all his puppies as Silvestre pups, even though we do not see any monetary gain from the litter as its his. Why give someone an interest in our affix? Simply because if anything happened to me, he would take care of all our dogs, and he would be able to continue our affix into the future. He has such love for animals. I will try and add a few more photos of Izzy to her page on our website. She is the mother of Pepper who is an angel dog. He trains his dogs so well, he puts me to shame. LOL.
Rogue x Indie Its looking highly likely that any day Rogue will be in season. We are taking enquiries also for this litter. We have learnt a lot in 2020 about fertility with tons of research. Both indie and Rogue are on a high dose of vitamins and minerals which boosts fertility. So fingers crossed we have news shortly. This will be my first litter of 2021 of Vizsla. So what after this?
I plan on breeding: Ripley when she comes into season in May to Chilli. I may change my mind on sire yet, as I am about to have Chilli fertility tested. Chilli is an older dog but has brought us such amazing puppies in the past and would be the ideal match for Ripley.
Roux should come in season June/July
Maisie should have a litter probably into 2022.
If you wait for us I promise it will be worth waiting for. You can follow us on instagram to see the kind of lifestyle our dogs have on a daily basis. Our dogs mean everything to us. Hungarian Vizsla bitches have seasons when they want, and not regular. They also can be mated and not fall pregnant. This is definitely something unique to the Vizsla. So although plans are laid out, they may not take. So its a question of waiting.
OLDER DOGS Everything changes and not everyone can keep a dog. So with this in mind we do try to help those of you that have brought a dog off us and can no longer keep it. The majority of dogs returned come with behavioural issues down to problems created by the first owner, and they want it gone from sight. Then you get some which its no fault of the dog itself, and family splits up, goes into rented accommodation. So each case is always different. From April 2020 Lucy's law came into effect. A puppy can not be resold by the owner, it has to go back to the breeder or if they breeder can not take the dog you must give to a rescue centre. Most people do not realise this. But only up to six months of age.
We do not refund money if you wish to return your dog to us, this is your decision, and no money is refunded. Dogs with issues we do not resell, they are given free to a good home once we are satisfied they have got over what ever issue it is. Dogs with no issues and up to a year we have decided we will now resell. To cover our costs of training, vet bills etc.
If you wish rescue details for any of the breeds I own, then email me and I will send a list over to you of telephone numbers. Out of the bigger rescues we think Dogs Trust seem by far better than other larger rescues. I do not agree with the kill policy on one of the main rescues. We do believe breed rescues find better homes, and treat the dogs well.
Occasionally we may run on a dog of our own, trained and now ready to find a new home. In this case we will sell the dog. Sometimes dogs do not want to become a show dog, they would rather curl up in front of the fire rather than chasing from one show to the next.
Questions Im asked? 1) How long does a dog carry puppies ? ( Just 9 weeks) 2)What age can a puppy leave the breeders home ? ( 8 weeks for Vizsla, and 9 weeks for Pug or French bulldog) 3) When you have a bitch scanned do you know sexes ? (No we see a fuzzy squiggle which is the puppy) 4) Can you guarantee how many puppies a bitch will have? (No because even scans are not accurate) 5)If you can not help us with one litter can we wait for another? (Yes absolutely but if you do not tell us you are waiting we wont transfer you to another waiting list.) For information I waited 18 months for the right puppy for us to start with, so being patience is so important. If you find a breeder that does everything you like, then waiting is sensible as other breeders do not rear pups the same way or have the same bloodlines. Just common sense really.
WHAT COMES WITH PUPPY ?
Folder which contains everything you need.
Puppy is weighed on morning of leaving and weight written down for you.
Contract of sale including info on breeding endorsement and re-homing.
Kennel club registration
Worming chart including dates of worming
Flea chart including the dates of flea treatment.
7 days of food. Raw and a sample of dried food.
Blanket which has been rubbed on mum.
Hand made pillow, known now as the special cushion. All dogs love these cushions.
Snuffle balls or small toy.
Assured breeder wallet.
Password to unlock our hidden pages of information.
Puppies are bathed and nails trimmed on the morning of leaving with professional grooming products.
Check out how we rear our puppies, click HERE Try to read through the following list as this is helpful to know what comes with your puppy etc.
Our Hungarian Vizsla puppies leave our home at 8 weeks of age. 8 weeks is the legal age puppies can leave the breeder.
Our Pug puppies leave our home between 9-10 weeks. This depends on maturity as they are a toy breed and sometimes need longer with us.
Our French bulldog puppies leave our home between 9 weeks. This depends on maturity as they are a small breed and sometimes need longer with us.
All parents of either breed will be health tested.
We do not go to different breeds and cross them. We do not use unrecognised colour studs for the breed.
All my breeding dogs are given an annual health check, and their hearts are listened too, weights taken with our vet, recorded so we know our dogs are healthy. We will never NEVER breed from any dog which has a health problem.
Our puppies are NOT DOCKED, not altered in any way.
Dew claws are not removed on any of the breeds we own.
All our puppies will come with paper work. They are registered with the Kennel club of Great Britain. The Kennel club are the only true registration company in the UK. Please note the Kennel club are not issuing K C Registrations at the moment, due to a huge mess when they changed websites. Some registrations are coming through up to 12 weeks later at the moment.
You will receive in your folder a 5 generation pedigree printed by us. We can include many more champions from Europe in our pedigree than the Kennel club has on their data base. You can purchase directly a kennel club certified pedigree. The Kennel club do not record many of the FCI wins.
Do not email me asking for me to cross breed our dogs together for you.
All our puppies are micro chipped and registered with Animal tracker. You have 14 days to transfer ownership from me to you for free. If you go over 14 days they can charge you. By law puppies must be registered to the breeder first.
A breeding endorsement is placed on the KC registration certificate. This means we are not selling breeding dogs. If you wish to breed your dog then we must know before a deposit is taken. As we have breeder terms. We do not sell dogs that will be pets as breeding dogs. Please no breeders need apply for a puppy.
From July 2020 I have changed the deposit amount fo £500 to try and deter time wasters who say they want a dog and they do not.
A deposit is a promise to purchase in law. We as breeders take a Non refundable deposit. This means if you backed out from the sale of the dog the deposit is kept by us. But we will return your deposit if we can not provide a puppy, if it is sick or dies. We pay our vet to do a health test on all the puppies, he scans each puppies micro chip and writes in a letter any findings. If I felt a puppy couldn't be sold, I would absolutely return your deposit. I like to treat people in the way that I wish to be treated myself. If I can offer another puppy from the litter I would do, but if the other puppies are sold, then sadly I can not, so I would refund your money.
I have had to raise the price of all our breeds from August 2020. To cover now the high costs of keeping dogs.
I understand some people like to bond with their puppy first, or come and see where the puppy comes from before paying a deposit. But because we are under covid 19 regulations, we have to social distance and we do not want unnecessary visits. We are offering visits at 7 weeks for Pugs and Frenchies.
We are offering visits at 5 weeks for Hungarian Vizsla puppies. This gives you the time left before picking up to get everything in place for your new puppy, such as bedding, bowls etc.
I will not take a deposit on a Frenchie or Pug has doubled birth weight. This guarantees then that they are healthy babies.
I will take a deposit on a Hungarian Vizsla a few days after birth, as they are a breed which thrives after 24 hours. Once they are dried and feeding well they generally are with us at 8 weeks or 8 years as the saying goes.
Final payment can be split into two payments. Bank transfer at visit. Then cash on final payment. Or all at end in cash. No old notes please.
I do require your patience around the time of birth. I often dont answer messages or emails as I am up every two hours hand feeding for 2 weeks in some cases with small dogs. So I loose a lot of sleep and by the 3rd day I cant even get my words together with out being muddled. Fibromyalgia and loss of sleep are two things that dont do well together.
All our puppies are wormed 3 times before you get them. 2 times with Panacur paste and 1 times with Drontal. They are also flea treated with frontline at 6 weeks. A worming program is enclosed in your folder.
None of our puppies are vaccinated before leaving our home. They are too young, and we highly advise you follow the scientist Dr Ronald Schultz procedure on vaccines in animals. You can find tutorials on U TUBE with him and Dr Karen Becker. Our veterinary surgeon has said its also impractical to do one vaccine and send a puppy out, as you wont be using the same make/type and another vet would restart, so the puppy would be over dosed. So we leave vaccinations to you. Due to the fact that if dogs are done too young they can have inflammation it is better to vaccinated a dog when it is stress free in its new home.
A receipt is given for full amount for your insurance company when you pick up the puppy. If you loose the receipt years later, we do not re-issue receipts. All our info is filed away for accounts. We do not share your personal information with anyone.
The day after baby has left I will text you to see if all is well. If you do not hear from me, please do get in touch.
If you wish to show your dog let me know, if you wish to have a working dog let me know. As I can place better with you the dog with potential in the litter.
I am asked often to keep puppies longer than 8 weeks. It is detrimental to the Vizsla to remain in the breeding home, as they need early social development with the new owners. We have studied so much with behaviour that we do not say this lightly. So we do not keep HPR breeds longer than 8 weeks.
Photos: Everyone loves a photo of their new baby. Some people are great and dont bug me for photos, and wait for me to send them. I try to send photos weekly but it doesn't always work out. Sometimes you may get photos more often. But if you do not get a photo through please dont bug me.
I’m often asked can I take your dog back in whilst you go on holiday. Sorry no is the answer. To look after someone’s dog a license is now required. I am not licensed or insured to take on someones dog for a few days.
Their are 3 pages of hidden from the public on our website. Once you have been told you have a puppy you will be given the password. This opens up files on training, diet, house training, and loads of info.
No advice is given through social media such as facebook or instagram. Whats app me or text me for advice. But reasonable times please.
Remember their is a law called the five freedoms of animal welfare. Which means the dog is your responsibility from the moment you buy it. This means your are responsible for the welfare of your puppy.
We choose your puppy for you because you can not simply know enough about a dog unless you live with it 24/7. We choose on energy levels of the dog, and listen to what you are looking for in a pet. Some will want a working dog, or show dog, or running dog, search dog, agility dog.
COVID 19 Guidelines for buying puppies with Covid 19 has been released to us this week. 9th June 2021. I haven't really heard of anything new with relation to animal welfare Julu 2021. So although we can not see anyone before a puppy is born, we would like to offer visits now, but socially distanced. I may learn more end of this week when my council do a social distance inspection.
I have sat and thought how can I do a puppy visit but socially distanced. In my house its practically impossible. My 87 year old mother is hanging on by a thread, and we have more down days than up days. Covid 19 would wipe her out. So ive had to come up with a new way of doing puppy visits. Instead of inside my house, then it came to me, I have the ideal outbuilding. Its a pretty house on the patio, where I can pop the Pugs in for a few hours during the daytime so they can get some fresh air with out wandering off. Its also our bbq house. This is the ideal place to pop the puppies for you to see them. This also will cover any government guidelines. It came to me today when i was thinking how can I do this. I would say ideally at this time do not bring children for the visit. So that we can keep our concentration on seeing the babies. Of course thats not always possible. But Im trying to limit any contact to covid.
We have large gates at the front of our property I shall Open for the viewing times and close again. Cars are safe on our driveway, but lock them as we have carers coming in 3 times a day.
6th April 2020 The law changed slightly in April with regards to sales of dogs. Lucys law has been implemented. To read about Lucy’s law click HERE It is to change the way dogs can be purchased. To try and stop puppy farming, and poor conditions of breeding dogs. Lucy was a dog that was brought from a puppy farm and sadly died. Her owners campaigned to get things changed and they did. Well done to them. But if you buy a puppy at 8 weeks now and decide you no longer want it, you have to return it back to the breeder or a rescue centre. You can not resell the puppy yourself to anyone. This makes us as breeders be even more careful who we sell dogs too, which is a good thing isn’t it! We dont want dogs to be returned. The law also confirms the fact that if anyone sells dogs/puppies/kittens they require a breeders license.
NEWS ON TRAVEL Looks like the pets passport could be discontinued. For up to date info ask your vet or follow government guidelines. A health scheme ill be implanted which means a travel certificate must be issued and done up to 10 days before you leave the UK. Not all vets will be able to issue this. As we exit from brexit in December the travel scheme alters for pets also. At the moment you can have a rabies vaccine, buy a pets passport, microchip dog and travel 21 days later in and out of the country so long as a wormer was given 24-48 hours previously before entering. But from December this is all different. Your dog will be required to have rabies vaccine, pets passport, micro chip. But 30 days later your dog requires a blood test to check for antibodies level. It has to be a minimum of 0.5ml must be achieved, and if under the dog needs to be re-vaccinated, and another blood test 30 days later. If antibodies are above 0.5ml then your dog can travel 90 days later. So this makes 9 months before a puppy can be brought into the UK or your adult dog can go in and out of UK. So you must have the blood test now if you wish to travel with your pet.
Silvestre Show Dogs, Norfolk. Hungarian Vizsla, Pug, French Bulldog