Thank you to everyone who sends me an email, but many of you are asking me questions which are answered in this website over and over again.
For example read the available page, read the drop down lists of information. Read the Our Vizsla and click on each dog to see what health tests they have had. You are asking questions which are already answered in this website.
I simply do not have the time to keep going through every single email in replies which are already on this website, and Ive decided now I will not reply to you.
So to answer some questions you've asked me this week!
Our dogs of every breed are health tested before we even consider breeding from them.
They are of correct age before breeding them.
Our puppies are home reared.
We live in a large property with 4 acres of landscaped gardens. We have space for breeding dogs.
We are licensed with the council 5 stars and we are assured kennel club breeders.
Our dogs are shown and proven to be excellent dogs.
All have fantastic temperaments.
The parents of each of our dogs is on each dogs page.
We do not hold faith with COI efficiency as dogs from Europe aren't recorded at our kennel club and you get a false coi! So don't be fooled on people bragging their dogs have 0 coi! All 5 star licensed breeders must not breed over the COI of 11.5%. So we do not!
The Kennel club register dogs up to 22% coi. So both Defra and Kennel club do not agree on coi.
If you want a 0 coi, go buy a cross breed. As every pedigree dog is related somewhere as thats how pedigree dogs came into existence, its common relatives create breed type. So do not be naive and let breeders use this as a selling point. Their is far more to understanding your breeding line than a number. What is the point for example of using low COI if both dogs are producers of epilepsy or VIP. None what so ever! It doesn't mean dogs wont carry health conditions being a lower COI.
If you put in one of my dogs in the Kennel club health finder it doesn't find him as most of his relatives are in European. It doesn't mean the dog doesn't exist, it means their is more information held with the European fci and kennel clubs for other countries.
If for example you use a stud dog abroad in the pedigree you will see dog unknown on many great great grandparents. This is because the information is not available to our kennel club. We are a small island of course, Europe much bigger.
I hope that answers questions.
From a breeders point of view trying to book in health testing is a nightmare at the moment. The back log from the BVA is so long that bitches we had scored June still haven't had results in. I was on the telephone for 2 hours yesterday sorting out health testing. People think its so easy but because of covid testing hasn't been available. Ive managed to secure an appointment in November for hip and elbow scores for Maisie. Yes November ! Its gone up considerably the cost.
I couldn't get hold of any appointments for eye testing for glaucoma for months, and now everyones booked up. So found someone in stamford that will do it, and it will cost and extra £15 per dog because of covid so its now £75 per dog. But they don't do glaucoma, just yearly bva test. So I would have to travel miles and I mean hundreds of miles to find glaucoma. Thankfully rang my friend up who runs a dog club and she has told me they are going to try and get an eye clinic in September which would be fabulous. I said book 5 dogs in then please. Luckily the tests are 3 yearly for glaucoma but still if its that hard to get a test done I had better get my young girls done this year rather than waiting for a few weeks before we think about breeding them. Each breed requires something different, so you do not do glaucoma on a pug or french bulldog.
Then rang up asking for boas testing to be done on pugs, and they still aren't doing it due to covid. Now ive learned the French bulldog club are holding a day but it means travelling a long way. What ive come to the conclusion with all this is, if we are asked to do health testing, and we want to do health testing they could at least make sure their is a qualified tester for each county. We shouldn't have to travel hundreds of miles. All this is going to do is put on the price of every puppy more money in the end which we don't see as it goes to vets. Also a day away from home and organising someone else to come and dog sit whilst Im away. I am royally pissed off that we cant just get testing done locally. You can easily see why people just don't bother! So Im still chasing the boas testing, and hopefully I can find someone who will do it for me soon.
Indie had a sperm test today, it is gathered, yes nice ! He wasn't cooperative for a start as he thought it was rather embarrassing having some strange woman holding his bits. He looked at me with disgust, he got in car thinking it was a beach or woodland walk and instead he got violated.
Anyway the good news is we have swimmers and plenty of them. Enough for girl dogs to fall pregnant.
Then put under a microscope, and when you look at sperm you are looking for sperm with misinformed heads, or no tails, but his all looked normal. So the chances of girls missing has not been down to him. It was worth finding out as Ive never had two girls miss before on the trot in the 25 years of breeding.
I have removed Brooklyn and Leya's details from our website. We only keep dogs of interest for breeding on our website or show dogs details. Any retired dog is removed from the website.
Happy Birthday to Maisie and her siblings. A Year old already. Maisie had a lovely bone this morning which she loves, and I made her a brand new collar in vivid pink colour. She has always been Miss Pink as that was her collar colour when she was a baby. Trying to get up to date photos of Maisie is never easy as she is like a ginger bullet, and my iPhone isn't quick enough to catch her in focus. lol.
I hope all the siblings are enjoying a special day today. I have seen several on instagram this morning.
Maisie came back to us when her owner didn't want her any more. It is such a shame that a dog is returned after 6 months, but we were glad she came back here rather than being dumped in a rescue centre, and it was just at the beginning of covid 19 lockdown. Maisie really loved coming home, and has not looked back for a second. She is a super young Vizsla and has a beautiful nature. Loves everyone.
The Kennel club have released a statement on the 17th August 2020.
During Covid puppy sales multiplied by thousands and thousands wanting a puppy. This brought a sinister trade to light, back yard breeders and puppy farmers, fuelled by illegal imports and stolen dogs. Each week at the moment their are reports of a new dog stolen, sometimes litters, and sometimes dogs which they can breed from. If they find they have been spayed, they are sold on, dumped, or killed. Dogs found with open wounds on the neck from where they have cut out micro chips so that their is no trace on where the dogs have come from.
Just this week I've had another lady contact me with news of a Vizsla litter, with poorly puppies, most likely parasitic, pot bellied and poor skin tone, dull, dandruff is a clear sign of something going on with hip bones showing. The price tag is £3000 for a puppy. This is not an unusual advert as their are many shared to me each week by friends.
What I need you all to do if you do come across these adverts is look at advert first to see if their is a council license number in the advert. Because if you can not see one, or advert states no license number you must report to their local council because £3000 is not a hobby. If they do not show dogs, do not have an interest other than breeding, then they are breeding for money to line their own pockets. So report them to the council. If enough of these breeders are reported, it could stop poor Vizsla being hurt, cruelly treated, abused by over breeding.
We simply can not do this on our own, by just talking about it on facebook. Action is required, and you can do so with out given your details. Some breeds of course demand higher price tags and always have done, but not the Hungarian Vizsla. We do not want to see sick dogs put into society, which cost the owners thousands at the vets until the dogs dead. We need to stop animal cruelty.
These so called hobby breeders, pet breeders do it to avoid paying taxes. As my husband always says, he couldn't go and fit a 20K kitchen for a customer and then say ah well thats a hobby I wont declare the taxes. But for some reason these so called pet breeders are not submitting tax returns, and they earn more money than lots of show breeders put together. Show breeders put all their money back into the dogs as it is a hobby. Showing dogs is costly and their is no monetary gain.
Thank you to everyone whose been waiting for a Vizsla puppy and again we couldn't help as Leya didnt fall pregnant. That you have all moved to Sassy's list and in some cases to Roux in 2021. It is a very strange year but we appreciate that you are waiting for us.
Eventually everyone will get a puppy from us, it maybe a wait but whats 6 months when waiting for the right puppy. I know we waited 18 months for our first Vizsla and would do it all over again.
We are having now Indie sperm tested because two girls have missed to him now, and we are checking that its not him before we go and use him on another girl.
I know I have said this all before but its important to remember hot weather effects our animals too.
Anyone with a Pug or Frenchie must take heed. Because of the short faces, and lack of length of nose they can over heat quickly. Ideally do not walk at all on hot days unless you can be up at 6am and off you go for a short walk. Do not walk as the heat rises, and if you wish to walk again after 9pm when it cools down. Keep them in the house with fans on or air con, and you can use cooling mats, or give them cool baths. Not freezing baths because you can shock the system. Or get towels wet and place over the dogs.
For a Vizsla they are sun worshippers, again walk early and late. If they just have a run in your garden for the day its no huge big deal is it. Better to be cool than over heat and die.
Remember when walking on tarmac put the Palm of your hand on the surface and if its too hot for your hand, its too hot for their paws.
Do not let your Vizsla lay in the sun. They will lay in the sunshine and cook themselves quite literally as they love the heat, but a Vizsla can get sun stroke quickly. If your vizsla has sticky drool, lethargic, collapse its got sunstroke. You must bring the temperature down quickly, but dont dunk in cold water. Get a cold towel and lay on the dog, and with the phone in your other hand ring your vet. A vet will see the dog and put on a drip to hydrate the dog and give any other medication needed. Think safety, think for your dog!!
Put water bowls down and add some ice in the water. I actually give my dogs cold water from the fridge to drink, they seem to appreciate it. You can also fill plastic bottles with water and add in the bed to cool them down as well. I used to say give ice cubes but since reading how ice can cause a spasm in some breeds and bad belly ache, to bloat its probably better not to give ice cold cubes for dogs to eat. Fruit wouldn’t be as cold if frozen so you could freeze some strawberry’s or raspberries or blueberries if your dogs a fruit eater. Or mash banana and put in a kong, and place in freezer so the dog licks the frozen banana. You can do it with apples as well.
Mrs Rachel Savage