I realised I have not updated the puppy gallery in ages, so I have added a page 4 in the puppy gallery section. I do have a lot more I can add to this another day.
I have also added on Geralts page his parents at the bottom of the page. Plus I have updated grandparents info on some of the Vizsla pages if you scroll to bottom. Gradually I will fill in the rest.
I am also writing a new diet page for the website, which will be online soon.
Once again many thanks for reading.
As many of you know I am selling dog products via instagram page or people contact me on my mobile. Lots of air dried treats for dogs. From ethically sourced companies which only use UK or Europe meats.
I am now testing an trialling some natural soaps from Debbie Green, I cant wait to try them this week. I also have balm to try out. Once tried and happy, I will then sell a selection of natural soaps made from Debbie, more info will be given then.
Its great I have enough dogs here to give them a whirl. The soaps contain oils which repel fleas and ticks, so a great natural benefit if you wish to wash your dog in a holistic soap.
Cant wait to start stocking some of these items. Bear us in mind if you are looking for a new soap which is holistic.
I never like to put across that I know everything in the world about dogs. The knowledge I have is experience.
The one thing over the years that became evident is our dogs are living shorter lives. They are having dreadful reactions to drugs given to them by the veterinary profession. We can not do with out conventional veterinary, but along side this we can work with animals and treat them holistically.
Dogs which are spayed too early or neutered males too early are developing health issues. I knew this many years ago, but its not until studies within science is done to confirm it, that everyone sits up and says, oh! this is new this is true. Their are some breeds which are predisposed to cancers, but the trigger is taking away the dogs hormones. Can these breeds be developed not to have cancer? Probably not, because their are also other influences that we as humanity can not control. But you can give your dog every chance by doing the right thing. One of the cancers listed as being prominent in dogs neutered, is Mast Cell tumours. Something for you to think about. Read the Hoffman study online to widen your knowledge.
One of the worst things Im seeing online at the moment is dogs dying, after being given a wormer/flea treatment tablet. Its absolutely shocking, watching videos of dogs fitting and dying. I cant stand it, so I am writing to you all to say, stop giving your dogs as much chemicals. Chemicals which are designed to kill parasites are in fact poisons. This is having a major effect in our animals today. A labradors died this week from having not only chemical flea/wormer but also its vaccines. Died with in hours. Now you maybe lucky and your dog is fine this year, but it does not mean next year it will be. As the building up of chemicals in the dogs body is going to have an effect sadly.
If you do not feel comfortable treating holistically and want to do one conventional flea treatment a year, I would say do it April time or September as these are the two times fleas are increasing. But treat holistically the rest of the year. If you are comfortable going holistic fantastic.
I speak to so many people with such variance in view points that the most important thing to say is "Its up to you"! Im never going to flay anyone for worming monthly but I will cringe inside.
You can detox your pet after vaccines/wormers etc by giving milk thistle. Most milk thistle product labels will give instructions on use. This can help the internal organs by detoxing them from flea, wormer and vaccines, if you choose to go down the route of giving your pet these treatments.
Go on U TUBE and follow Dr Karen Becker, who is coming up with so many articles of help for dogs today.
https://youtu.be/PMWxVG3jAno COPY AND PASTE INTO YOUR SEARCH in U tube.
A healthy dog fed raw foods has a strong immune system. A dog with a strong immune system will not catch parasites, as they tend to choose a dog which doesn't have such a great immune system. Give your pet raw foods, but boost immunity by good foods. A healthy dog will live longer in the long run.
We use here at Silvestre a lot of holistic approaches in our dogs daily lives. Neem oil shampoo is a favourite of mine. It is not a cure for no ticks, no fleas, but it is a repellant. Their is a difference. I have a spray bottle with apple cider vinegar, eucalyptus oil, cat nip, and I spray the dogs if I go to the woodlands. I am doing everything I can holistically to deter a tick from wanting to jump on the dog for a feast. Instead of relying on poisons in the blood to kill the tick, I am putting a smell on the coat which repulses ticks so they wont bite the blood. I cant remember the last time we had a tick. But I would if I could just use a tick removal tool. We worry about lymes disease in dogs, but the tick has to bite the skin for limes to transfer. But think about it, if the tick jumps on and bites the blood, and the bloods has poison in it the tick dies off. But the tick has still bitten, and lymes can be transferred still. So why use the poison in the first place? It is better to buy a Tick removal tool pen, and take the tick off and dispose of tick correctly.
Do not smother tick in vaseline, or burn it because if the tick regurgitates the blood back into the dog from shock, the dog can get lymes. Remove it properly with your tool.
Fleas and worms live together. On the backs of fleas are worm eggs, clever!!! So if you repel the fleas most likely your dog wont have worms either. If the dog licks the flea in the coat the eggs transfer to mouth and your dog then has worms. So better to repel fleas with holistic oils than poison the dog with pharmaceutical products.
So what would I do if I had a flea infestation, luckily Ive never had one. I will agree that in some severe cases then using a one off product maybe all the choice you have, but I would certainly try every holistic method first. Fleas live in carpets, under floor boards, so if you do get a massive infestation you may have to opt for more harsher methods. But I would certainly wait for that day to come, as the more you can do holistically the healthier the dog will be, and longer living the dog will be.
I think I have answered all the emails from the contact form. If you have not heard from me, please resend and I will get back to you in the next day or so. Thankyou for all your enquiries, and I do try to reply to everyone, but we do get a build up of emails which do not always come through to my phone, apologise and I have no idea why this is. As I have just gone on the website and realised several forms were sent to me and they had not come through to my phone.
We hope to welcome puppies during July time of 21. I have been away on holiday and came back to see subtle changes in our Ripley. So fingers crossed everyone that she is pregnant. She was mated to a lovely boy that we do not own. Once we have a scan done at 4 weeks in, and I can then see puppies, I will send everyone on our waiting list more information about the up and coming litter.
Its lovely to get feed back from owners of our puppies and we can share their experiences with you on our blog and references pages.
A big Thankyou to Veronika and ken for sending me this.
I have been living in the UK for 27 years but a Hungarian and had a German Shepard for 12 years, losing her broke our heart but 3 years on I wanted to do things even better and have a lovely Hungarian Vizsla as a companion for me as an off road runner and for my retired husband who just need company whilst I am working hard….
I knew getting a puppy from a Kennel club UK breeder is the right way to go, since we were keen to have a responsible breeder who treat the dogs really well and not just like a puppy farm especially during Covid puppy mania…. Working in Norfolk and through the Kennel club I came across Silvestre and when I called Rachel I realised she was certainly not in it for the money, the questions she asked me were really important for the dog’s future and whilst I knew I was in for a long wait, I knew it would be worth it. I got on the waiting list and watched proceedings with a previous litter, which was so encouraging and when our litter was born her messages started to arrive with so much useful info and lovely way of seeing how the puppies were developing. She made sure she picked one for our needs and he is a healthy, happy, full of character pup and any advice we need she is there to support us with her years of experience and knowledge with this particular breed. Starting with providing a weeks’ worth of food when we picked him up, could purchase her hand made collar, lead, snuffle mat , treats, we can order any treats, chews, other products from her later and it feels as though we are part of a new family with the Silvestre dogs, all of which look full of life and health. A fantastic breeder who puts all her heart into the welfare of her dogs!
Veronika and Ken Lothian
I feel that I have been truly blessed with finding such wonderful owners for our dogs, and kindly sent references so you can see a little bit more about us as breeders. I opened up today a lovely message from a couple who had a puppy from our son’s litter. So I have added it to our reference page. But also I will add it here.
Many thanks 😊
We don’t go into anything lightly & as with most big decisions we spend a lot of time reading & researching before seriously committing to a search.
We wanted a puppy primarily as a family pet & therefore really wanted a breeder that brought their puppies up with love in their own home. Coupled with only wanting a Kennel Club assured breeder, we narrowed our search. As soon as we looked at the Silvestre website we felt like we had hit the jackpot. There is so much information, knowledge, obvious dedication & pure love of dogs leaping from the pages that we immediately thought, we need to contact this lady...
Once my husband had spoken to Rachel our decision was made. We had found a breeder with passion, who was willing to give her time generously to tell you the whole story, good & bad with no pressure, in fact she goes to pains to paint the picture of how tricky raising a Vizsla can be. Here is a woman who is not trying to sell you a puppy, she is trying to place her puppies with people she trusts to do things right by them.
We were very happy to wait knowing we were in the right place.
We ended up with a puppy from Rachel’s son Joshua. Joshua is equally as dedicated to his puppies & was amazing at keeping us updated every week on the puppies progress. When we met Joshua & Rachel they were exactly as we’d expected, professional, knowledgable & generous with their time. We felt completely reassured that we had made the right decision.
Both Joshua & Rachel have been amazing at answering questions to help us navigate through the first few weeks & we have found Rachel’s hidden resources for puppy owners invaluable. We end up going back to some section in there most days.
We have the most amazing, handsome, confident puppy (yes we are extremely biased, but we do think Silvestre puppies are the most beautiful) who had the absolute best start in life & we feel so lucky that our puppy was chosen by Joshua for us (trust the breeder).
They told us there was no such thing as the perfect puppy, but we think maybe they were lying about that bit, ours is pretty perfect in our eyes 😜 (despite the sharkies, zoomies, jumping & general craziness that are part & parcel of Vizsla puppy life)!
Thanks Joshua & Rachel we are so grateful to have been trusted with a Silvestre puppy xxx Sinead & Gavin
I have just updated Roux’s page as kindly the owners of Roux’s mother sent photos of Olive, and the owners of Reuben sent photos. So I could include both of these in Roux’s info.
Thank you to everyone who has sent enquiries for puppies this week. I have answered as many as I can do. Sadly we do not have enough litters in the course of a year to help everyone, but if you can wait then eventually we can help. If you can not wait we can give you names of other breeders. Not everyone who contacts us is suitable to own the Hungarian Vizsla as they are not an easy breed for many people. They can be very intensive in the first few weeks. Sadly we have to turn people away. Today’s society we get people who think we have to sell a dog to them, like buying a product from a super market. But their is far more in placing a puppy in a home. We only want to sell to couples who can cope, who will keep in contact with us. I’m in regular contact with everyone who purchases a dog from us and I can provide references through our recommendations pages. I have more to add on those pages, and Thank you to everyone who has written these for us. I’m truly grateful.
If you have brought a dog off us in the last two years, Ive been into my account with the kennel club and I still own your dogs. Their is a long list of dogs where change of ownership was not done by you.
The Kennel club are very slow at the moment, and it can take months to sort out ownership but if you do your online registration transfer from us to you then you are in their system.
Can you please do this if you have not done so already. As it looks like I own your dog still with Kennel club details.
I shall also remind you on instagram.
Mrs Rachel Savage