Again Im writing as my last post seemed to panic would be dog person/persons and saying, if they can not have a dog in the time frame they want then they will have to purchase from someone else. Very sad when someone says this to us, as it means they don't care about a well bred dog, and just want a dog from anyone just to suit themselves. Just remember we are in the middle of a pandemic. This is out of everyones control at the moment.
Ive had loads of enquiries over the weekend, all not realising you cant pick up puppies as we have been told no-one can do this under the stay at home rules.
Lock down is causing problems for everyone. It means Stay at home. Unnecessary travel to pick up puppies is a fineable offence. Yes you would have to get caught. Some will risk this of course.
The kennel club released a statement saying breeders should keep puppies until after lock down. To stop the spread of the virus, we have to abide by our governments rules and regs on what to do. So thats possibly June or September. For those breeders with lots of puppies ready to go, I can only sympathise with you. Especially those of you that do not have adequate house or gardens to cope. It really is a nightmare for so many.
Home boarding has stopped.
No dog training classes.
No putting your dog in a car and taking it 2 miles down the road for a walk. You must walk from home. No turning up at beaches, fines are being issued. No turning up at woodlands.
Forestry closing woodlands down to anyone walking. Fines issues.
Dog walkers have stopped.
Veterinary surgeons are not doing vaccines, only doing emergency calls.
No insurance as you haven't vaccinated your puppies.
No health tests can be done on breeding dogs.
No health check can be done on puppies before they leave breeders homes.
We are hoping that our girl comes into season late. We will still do video calling and I will contact everyone whose asked for a puppy before I breed her to make a decision there and then. I know in your eyes its the perfect time to have a dog, as you are at home. But its not in so many ways when you own a Vizsla. Pugs yes, they fit right in no matter what the circumstances.
Socialisation is key for Vizsla, and mixing with other dogs which we can not do right now. So many of you aren't thinking of the bigger picture. We also cant breed to order as we have too few breeding bitches, because we are not a puppy farmer churning them out every two weeks of the year, or every week of the year. Surely you would wait rather than promote this kind of breeding?
Separation anxiety is something caused when we do not distance ourselves from a puppy. If you are at home all the time with a Vizsla then change routine two months later your dog will have behavioural issues. So being at home isn't the ideal time for a Vizsla. The people who fall into the category of wanting one for the summer holidays are always the people that struggle after the summer holidays. We are advising people with puppies to have time out now, or else your puppy will become too dependant on you being at home.
So have some patience, as this is not about your wants right now. This is about keeping everyone safe and sound. As soon as our girl comes into season we will make the right decision then. By June if they lift stay at home we would be okay. If they keep it until September which their are talks of today, then this is another matter entirely and we would need to chat to you on the phone still.
Litter later in the year will be from Leya x Indiana. Plus hopefully Chilli x Roux. Roux sadly had all her health tests cancelled due to covid 19. So the moment they will do them we will have Roux done. So bear with us, we want to help you with a lovely puppy, but we also have to abide by the law. We will do what is right. I hope you will wait for Brooklyn or even one of my other girls. I waited 18 months to own my first Vizsla, as I knew the breeder I wanted one from, but she didnt have anything available.
Ill never forget one enquiry I had for a Vizsla. Someone visited me, wanted one, couldn't wait. When I had my litter I rang them up and they had gone elsewhere. Six months later a phone call of distress from that person, and I couldn't think who it was. Telling me that the dog turned out nothing like my dogs, was really having a good old moan. After a few minutes I said, Im so sorry but I cant remember selling you a dog ? It turned out I didnt, this was the couple who couldn't wait. They brought one from someone else, and it was an awful looking dog, nothing like mine. Had terrible behavioural problems. Well of course it wouldn't look like our dogs, it didn't come from my dogs. SIGH! Just think carefully, you may get a dog, but it may be a dog which is such a poor specimen of the breed. You just couldn't make up some of the things Ive seen in the years of breeding.
Mrs Rachel Savage