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.
Mrs Rachel Savage