5 STAR LICENSED BREEDER AND KENNEL CLUB ASSURED BREEDERS. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
PLEASE NOTE PHONE CALLS BY ARRANGEMENT PLEASE TEXT ME FROM 10.30am to 12 noon at present to arrange a call back later that day or the following day. I am extremely busy and will not keep checking my phone. Emails get answered when I can. Ideally do not text weekends. My phone is never on me.
Silvestre babies from 2020
Tier 4 & lockdown
Covid rules so far: We are waiting to see what Boris announces around the 22nd February. To see if he will be relaxing covid rules. At the moment no-one is allowed to visit a breeder or collect a puppy. I know people are ignoring this and going regardless. But to do things right we have to listen to what the rules are. At the moment it is either a breeder delivering or courier. Breeders are only allowed to deliver in a small radius.
Fingers crossed that pick up puppies will be back on by April when our next litter is ready to go. Keep watching this space for further news. Sadly at the moment no visits are allowed. But everything crossed here for relaxation soon of the lockdown.
Wallaroo all that Jazz x Roughshoot Moulin Rogue at Silvestre
It has not happened yet, but I thought you may like to see the sire of our next litter. His name is Jack and he lives with my best friends Angie and Graham. Jack was the son of our own Chilli. So he is extra special to me. You can see Jack here left winning the dog CC at the Hungarian Vizsla club show with Frank Kane the judge. Some of you may recognise him from the TV as a crufts commentator judge. We think Jack will compliment Roux very well. We have wanted to use Jack in our breeding program for ages but sadly we couldn't as my girls were too close to put to Jack. But now we have Roux who is not related, yes line bred with some similar dogs in the pedigree. We are breeding with the hope to keep a male ourselves, and 3 bitches are reserved for showing families. With a possible third lady now asking to show her dog too. Of course even best laid plans can fail if Roux doesn't fall pregnant. But we can but hope it all goes well. This will be a first litter for Roux so we have no idea if she is a one puppy kind of gal or a ten puppy kind of gal. Her mother had larger litters. Jack is hip scored with a low hip score, and he is due to be glaucoma tested but with covid no health tests are being done. As soon as the health tests are going ahead he will be done again. His father Chilli had perfectly good eyes at aged 11 1/2 as I had him glaucoma tested then suddenly he passed away,
Im still deciding who will the the sire of Ripley's litter. I am stumped at the moment as I would like to introduce a new blood line, but I cant find any I really like that I don't already own. LOL Yes Im that fussy. So I am looking at the moment. Ripley is not due in season until May/June time, so this gives me plenty of time to get more research in.
2022 I am getting enquiries for 2022. I can not tell you how difficult it is to plan that far ahead. But we know Maisie will be early 2022, then hopefully Sassy. That is all I can say at the moment. No Frenchie litters, possibly 1 Pug litter.
Ive also had people asking about price for 2023. Please! Who would of thought in 2021 prices have rocketed in all aspects of owning dogs so I can not tell you what things will be in 2023. We do not quote! Its not a building project. We give you an idea on the year you are looking and then tell you to check again before the litter is born. I couldn't walk into tesco and ask for them to price a bottle of milk for two years time. Or ask them to hold you the bottle of milk at the price you saw last June. They would laugh. Lets be logical. I think a lot of the price increase has come from brexit and import taxes. I know myself I had to pay an extra £30 import tax on collar products I brought. Thats just one small thing. I decided that I would no longer make collars in the future as its cheaper to import fully made ones from India than hand make something. I shall use up the products ive got here and make some things for people who are buying puppies but I wont be selling collars to anyone I do not know now.
Questions I am asked frequently
Questions Im asked? 1) How long does a female carry puppies for? (A) Just 9 weeks. 2) What age can a puppy leave the breeders home? (A) By law 8 weeks, but we feel French bulldogs and Pugs need to be 9 weeks before we will let them go. The Vizsla puppy is ready at 8 weeks 3)When can you scan a bitch to see if they are pregnant? (A) Approximately 30 days. 4) Can you guarantee how many puppies you will have? (A) No because scans are not reliable. 5) Can you see the sexes at 30 days on an ultrasound? (A) No because all we see is a fuzzy squiggle. 6) If you can not help us with one litter, will you help us with the next one? (A) Yes because people that stay with us are staying with us because of the way we rear our puppies and from the reputation we have as breeders, so we look after those people. 7)Do you have a waiting list? Since Covid 19 happened we stopped waiting lists too far ahead of time, because we found people were not going to wait. So what we do now is scan our girls at 30 days, then put an announcement on the website that we are now making a list. It is absolutely up to you to contact us, we do not chase you up. 8)Do you refuse people? (A) Yes of course, as not everyone is suitable for a Vizsla. 9) Can I stay with you and will I get a puppy? (A) Yes you will do but I roll everyone from one list to the next. Please do not get too disappointed as I try my hardest to help people. Sometimes those who do not keep in contact often just miss out as I assume they have gone elsewhere.
PLEASE NOTE: Any abuse or snide comments because you can not get what you want is ignored and you are blocked. Do not ring us at silly times. Being on the internet opens people up to all sorts.
What comes with a puppy?
We provide your puppy 7 days of food for your puppy, so it keeps the puppy's diet the same. Routine is everything. If you buy a Vizsla from us you will have approximately 7LB Bulmer meats. If you are buying a Pug or Frenchie you will be given cotswold raw puppy food, Approximately 3 tubs.
You are also given an alternative to raw feeding which is Eden dog foods. I think by far this company provides a well thought out diet, suits all breeds very well. Their duck and tripe moist food suits Vizsla particularly well. I always have stocks of this food as their are times where raw isn't suitable for our dogs. Such as holidays, dog shows away.
A Contract of sale is also provided which have to sign after reading through. The contract is to protect the breeder. It tells you the health tests done on the parents, the Kennel club name and registration number, microchip number, re-homing agreement, breeding endorsement info. Advice.
Attached to our contract of sale will be a letter from our vet providing the micro chip number on the letter to state he has health checked the puppy. This letter can be sent to an insurance company as proof of buying a healthy puppy.
Micro chip information will be enclosed also in your folder. A transfer code to transfer the puppy from the breeder to the new owner. We use animal tracker data base which gives the owner 14 days of a free transfer. Easy to navigate website, and I find their one by far easier than any other.
A worming and flea chart on products we have used along side dates of products given.
A purple folder from the assured breeder scheme with our contact details inside.
All documents are placed in a folder for you to keep.
A reciept of full monies paid. Keep this always as proof of what you have purchased the puppy for.
Password to unlock our hidden pages on this website. The hidden pages unlocks adobe pdf files which covers, house training, car travel, first journey, items to buy, crate training and so on. It is as good as a book.
All puppies are bathed before leaving, nails are trimmed, and we use professional grooming products, not cheap shampoos.
A snuffle ball hand made by me.
A toy for your puppy.
A pillow for your puppy.
A blanket for your puppy which has been rubbed on mum.
Deposit: We take a deposit to reserve you a puppy. It is a non refundable deposit, which means if you backed out from the sale of the puppy the deposit is kept by us. So be absolutely sure you want a puppy before you place a deposit. If buying a puppy involves two people both of you must want the puppy. A deposit is a promise to purchase something. Due to time wasters this is why deposits are taken, to try and stop people putting names down and then changing them at the last moment. It is easier to find a young puppy a home, but an older one not everyone wants. We take £500 deposit for a puppy. You will be emailed a receipt.
Final payment: Because we take the puppy to the vets just a couple of days before leaving to make sure the puppy is healthy we would prefer not to take any more money until you collect the puppy. I do get some people who like to pay in dribs and drabs, but it is better to pay in full when you collect. For this reason we ask for Cash only on final payment. We do not have to wait for cheques to clear or money to clear from online banking. You will be given a reciept in full for monies paid in your folder at the end, which you need to keep for insurances purposes if you choose to buy dog health insurance.
Price of Puppy: Because prices change, they may go up from writing this page, we ask you to contact us for the price of the puppy. If for example you asked one year, ask again the next as prices go up.
Older dogs: If a dog is 1 years to 3 years of age we will now charge for the dog. If we own the dog and its trained then it will be sold. If its one thats come back to us then we have to re-train or evaluate the dog. Sometimes we run on a dog to see if it likes showing, and if it doesn't then we will re-home the dog a bit later. If the dog is any older we do not charge. But oh boy must you meet our requirements. We have no intention of making money from retired dogs. We ask if you can afford it to make a donation to the breed club welfare. You will enter a foster contract with us, and the dog must be returned to us if you can not keep the dog. If you can not afford a donation, then do not. We have become aware since Covid lots of people can not afford dogs. It is breeders like ourselves who can help give dogs a good home to loving families for no fee. Someone may not be able to afford the price of a puppy but can afford insurance. Rescues now sell dogs. Rescues often wont place dogs for various reasons where in fact someone would make a fabulous home. We just had one recently turned away because of age. Click HERE to answer questions for a re-homed adult.
Items you can buy for your puppy direct from us?
We are a family that loves to make things. We have many items you can pre order from us.
I make snuffle matts which are ideal for puppies. You place dried meat in the Matt and fluff up the fabric and the puppy has to find the treats. The price of a snuffle Mat has just gone up due to fabric prices have gone up per Metre. £35 plus postage.
Collars & leads: I make various types which I can show you photographs. Puppy lead, adult lead, slip leads, stop pulling leads. Prices are all about to go up as I buy my products from Europe and since brexit they are now adding a tax on top of each item. But I can still import and make them for people. Collars range from £10 upwards. Leads are £10 and upwards.
Wooden deluxe dog beds £200 to £250 ideally picked up.
Dog lead holders £35 upwards
Starter treat box for puppies £30
All the above i need notification well before you collect a puppy.
Silvestre Show Dogs, Norfolk. Hungarian Vizsla, Pug, French Bulldog