I have a lot to do on the website as im going to update the whole thing soon. But here is a quick latest news item.
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston open show 2021. Piper the Weimaraner wins first in puppy class and best puppy in breed, and was pulled out in large group, but unplaced in group.
Indie the Vizsla won Open class and then would of been reserve best of breed but their was no rosette on offer.
Well done to Graham with Logan who is a Tango son who won Best of breed. We do appreciate everyones dog, and happy even when we are beaten too. A pleasure to watch Logan in the ring.
Then Geralt the bracco won 1st puppy dog, Best puppy dog, Best of Breed, Group 3, and Group puppy 1. Thank you to all the judges on the day as their was 3 different ones, and well done to everyone else. I enjoyed watching a lady Id known for years with a Beagle and watching him win his class. Its a good day out enjoying not just our dogs but other peoples. Well done everyone.
I decided to write this evening a post about buying a puppy, after seeing the most awful puppy thats just been sold to a family on facebook. My husband showed me a post and the puppy is absolutely riddled with worms and the people have no idea. Brought for their younger children, and placed on the floor and it was scared to death. I would love to comment and say my god you've just brought one very poorly puppy there. So maybe people have no idea what is healthy and what is not. ?
A puppy should have a nice healthy coat, even a shine to it in the sunshine.
A puppy should not look bloated at the stomach, but have ribs or hip bones showing. If the puppy is well fed and has no worms it will be covered over every bone with a nice layer of puppy fat and skin.
A puppy's eyes should not look like their is hair loss over the eyes, this could be just a very parasitic puppy, or in fact bacterial skin infection such as strangles.
A puppy's eyes should look bright and healthy with no discharges.
A puppy should not be so scared to death it wants to run in opposite direction. Cautious yes, little unsure of its new surroundings, but not petrified. Once you place the puppy on the floor, it will gather it self for a moment sit, and maybe whinge, and then will walk after a minute or two and start sniffing its new surroundings. It shouldn't be so scared of people that it runs away completely. Vizsla are a sensitive breed, but your breeder will of given you information how to get the best out of the puppy on the first day home.
The breeder should of given you some food to carry on with.
Did you ask for the breeders license number? Or actually see the license to breed dogs?
If you have children, did the breeder question the ages of your children when you brought the puppy? A Vizsla is a difficult breed with children under 6. Did the breeder explain in full to you the down side to owning the breed. Or just tell you all the good points?
Did you get a puppy contract of sale?
Is the puppy microchipped?
Did you see the mum interacting with the puppy? Their are con sales men and women that rent houses just to sell pups from, and its not really the place the pups were bred.
Did you see photos of the puppy's in their home and does it look the same, not just plonked down for a photo. Are they interacting with mum.
How did mum look when you collected the puppy? Yes they can be thin from the feeding of puppies, but we find that the first visit at 5 weeks they can look thinner, but then at 8 weeks have gained weight again as the puppies have been weaned.
Did mum look healthy? Expect her to be cautious of you as your there to take her children away.
Did you see dad?
Did you see all the health certificates for the parents ie: Hip score, elbow score, glaucoma, bva annual eye test, HUU Dna, CA Dna, DM dna, and more....their is more coming out all the time. Did you see the same name and microchip number on those certificates? Or did you switch off and not really look. If the breeder cant find the certificates they probably never had them.
What is the true COI of the litter ? So many adverts on the well known website are bragging about the low coi of the litter when in fact the Kennel club doesn't have on record the ancestors of the dog. We know ourselves if you look up indie his COI is 0, this is not correct. Go on the Vizsla data base and check yourselves.
Will the breeder offer you life time support, do they have a facebook page, or instagram account? Whats app to keep you updated ?
What happens if you can not keep the dog up to 6 months? Will they take the dog back in? Or arrange through rescue to take the dog.
If you have children has the breeder explained about how hard a Vizsla mouthes children up to 20 weeks of age.? Do they have a puppy pack of information to share with you or qualifications with animals ?
Ask how long they have bred dogs?
Their is a big misconception that people breeding pets have a better life, which is absolutely rubbish. Licensed breeders home rear puppies.
Do they show their dogs? If yes they will have a much better understanding of the breed standard, and if they judge will of gone through kennel club seminars.
But we dont want a show dog?! But you want a healthy dog and show dogs are better constructed which in turn means healthier adults. Poorly constructed brings a whole heap of health issues. You want the best looking pet at the end of the lead and one thats healthy, so don't fuel pet breeders who don't care what the dogs end up looking like.
You have got to realise that if a breeder sells a puppy then they are required by the UK law to have a breeding license. Many people do not want one because of the costs, or the intrusion of having to be inspected. Or people live in a property that dogs are not allowed to be bred from. Many have to change uses of homes from residential to breeding just for one litter. Online you can see puppies for sale at £2000-£4000 a puppy. Now if they have ten puppies, this is more income than most peoples jobs these days. They are license avoiders and tax avoiders, in the pretence they are hobby breeders. Their is a current trend also in young women claiming benefits breeding these dogs. HMRC will be watching, and every advert they put out will be noted. However these people sell mainly through facebook groups, as they can do it by private messages. So as not to draw attention to their illegal sales. Use common sense and go through licensed, reputable breeders.
The animal protection services are currently fining breeders whose councils have told them they do not need a license. Their was a list of about 20 names released, and they say they are adding to them all the time. Some councils do not have the man power to issue them. So theirs huge confusion at the moment as to whats going on.
Remember with all of the above, if we do not have puppies for sale, we always know someone that does. We are happy to recommend breeders.
But just for goodness sake don't buy an unhealthy puppy!! Vets should check pups, and write letters with the microchip number on. This is your golden ticket if you like, knowing your baby is healthy.
But be careful of larger vets who are tied to breeders establishments. Some large breeders in the UK have their own vets now who will sign off anything. Make sure the vet is treating normal pet dogs, and not just set up for breeding kennels. That they have their own practise, and practising legally under the Royal college of veterinary surgeons. It has come to everyones attention in the last year that their are real big issues with some of these large concerns.
The adults welfare if priority, and sadly this is not the case with many puppy farms which have Vizsla, and they present quite a great social media outlook. Houses which are not theirs but rented to sell dogs from. Fake homes, fake parents, fake people.
I always say I never speak to anyone to sell a dog, because I don't need too. My priority is always making sure you know what you are taking on, can you cope. You must be prepared for a puppy, and if a breeder is only interested in the sale, then they are not the kind of breeder I would want to buy from.
I know its a mine field, and sometimes these ladies on facebook sound fab as you can write anything on social media. But do your research please. Please Please buy healthy babies, from healthy parents. That is all that I want to put across.
Do not panic if our website vanishes in a few weeks time. We are still here. I am in the process of gathering more information to include into our website and update photos. New artwork is going to be done for the headers etc. So their could be a week when we just go off line. This does not mean I have gone, vanished or into a puff of smoke. Site will be under maintenance.
You can still contact me by email, text, whats app. Social media!
Do not forget we have a private group on facebook for those of you wishing for support after you have had a puppy from us. Also instagram will still be there with photos added.
I think want to over haul the site more so this will take time. Busy busy.
Enquiries for puppies can still be done by email etc. Im not sure if I can leave the blog page and remove all the others whilst I update. But we shall see.
Take care everyone.
I have already posted on Social media that I had quite a successful day at Bournemouth championship show at the weekend. I took just one dog for an easier life, and I am pleased to say Geralt won! I was quite surprised and happy that he did so well as I do not usually handle him, and thats Darryls job.
Geralt won BPD, Best Dog, and Best of Breed. He then went into the Gundog group and was short listed under a judge who has had interests in Bracco, so that was a big achievement for us.
I wish to thank my best friend who drove me, and we had a night away in a hotel, and for waiting all day for us to be shown, and then a long drive home again. We started our journey at 3pm Friday which ended up me being dropped off Sunday early hours of the morning. Was totally exhausted. What a memorable day that was.
Thank you to all the messages on social media, and also private messages of support.
Great News and very quick turn around from Breeder imaging. Indie had his elbows x rayed last Wednesday and I received the results Saturday.
Indies score is 0:0 Very happy with that score.
On August 16th I will take a firm waiting list for our next litter. An agreement between us and you the puppy buyer will be sent by email for you to sign. The waiting list is then set and we await the arrival of babies.
So contact me 16th please.
From January 2022 the assured breeder scheme has decided that two new health tests are required for Hungarian Vizsla. The following tests are required from Jan 22 are:
BVA annual eye testing.
Currently the only health tests required are Hip scoring and Glaucoma testing.
Just to give people heads up, as we had not heard about this until I spoke to the Kennel club this week. After several calls later no one else knew about it either. I am going to try and find out why the annual eye test is included now as this must mean this is issues with eyes that none of us are aware of. We know Glaucoma is present in many Vizsla lines and it is hereditary, but we have not been told why the annual eye test is now required. So far I can not find out why. The assured breeder team said to contact the breed clubs to see if they know why its been requested, so I shall be doing this.
My dogs are all booked in for extra testing, and the earliest test for eyes I could get is October 2021. But hopefully we will get all the tests done before Jan 2022.
I said a while back that I would change things the way reservations are done. Ive had a few requests recently which we have taken on board.
I have been asked so many times now would I take a deposit before birth and I've said no. But having spoken to several people now it seems we do need to change the way we take reservations, as people like to know that they are 100% on the list.
One of the reasons I did not like making it a firm reservation was only because we can loose puppies and I hated getting peoples hopes up then loosing one. I was going on a list of who was waiting the longest. Which I thought was working.
This is also to stop people being on other peoples waiting lists. I have made quite clear for several years that we only take someone on a waiting list if they are not on anyone elses. But it seems that not everyone understood this.
I do not have that many puppies available throughout the year as I do not own lots of breeding Vizsla bitches. So if you do decided to go on the list be prepared to wait 6-12 months for a puppy. Their are other breeders who are breeding and having puppies every few weeks, and if this suits you better then just do not go on our waiting list. Just to confirm however I will only take the agreement deposit once a girl can be confirmed pregnant, so Im not wasting your time for 6 months. So if you can wait until we find out, then do the agreement, this will then give you some hope of having one.
So this is what we have decided. Our next girl having puppies is Maisie and she is pregnant now. You can read about her CLICK HERE The father is Indie and you can read about him HERE We are not keeping any puppies this time, so this gives those of you who missed out from our last litter a good chance of having one. They should be some superb puppies as I love both parents to bits. Indie is Crufts qualified 2022! Plus CAC and CACIB winner in Europe. Both are health tested.
In two weeks time 16th August we will know one hundred percent if she is pregnant. I can tell you she is now, but I want to see further change to know the litter size. Then contact me by text, and I will take a reservation by £100 which is part of your deposit. An written agreement will be sent to you by email which you need to sign and return. I will return your £100 in the agreement if we can not help with a puppy. I will explain in full on the 16th as we will have a quick chat on the phone first. All sides being happy.
You can let me know now if you are one of those people who missed out, and I can write you down that you will be contacting me again August 16th.
The Maisie litter will be our last litter of 2021, and our next litter we can not really say when that will be. It could be Sassy but she's rather unpredictable when she will come in again. Her last litter was October 2020, I would imagine she will be in season again September 2021, but she could go end of year. So hard to predict a dog like Sassy as her seasons are never on time.
Mrs Rachel Savage