Hungarian Vizsla breeder in Norfolk
ASSURED BREEDERS & 5 Star Council license
To breed dogs and sell them in the UK you are required
to have a breeders license. However they say about 85% of
breeders have never got one. Make sure thats your first question to breeders.
We have to meet a high level of welfare and cleanliness, with good breeding practises for both the assured breeder scheme and council license.
Our license runs out in July 2023 and our assured breeder is to be renewed this year.
Before we breed from any of our dogs they under go health tests. Their are required health tests, and their are health tests which can be done if the breeder chooses too. We believe that by health testing we can help to produce healthier puppies.
In January 2023 their are some new health tests coming in, which our dogs will undergo before January.
Some of our tests you can not find online anywhere as their is no open data base, they are paid for privately by us and certification is held by us in a huge file.
We have decided that we will no longer to the BVA hip or elbow scoring with the UK vets. We are now using Australia because its the exact same system as UK. Graded the same. So these health tests now will not show on the Kennel club website. Why? Because the poor turn around in the UK on health tests. Where as Australia has a result back with in three days of sending.
I do not post the health test results to anyone. It has our personal information on them. If you wish to see them then when you visit open up the file and read to your hearts content.
Mating two dogs together does not mean puppies these days, through lack of ovulation, poor fertility, semen quality, or choosing the wrong day to mate. Also animals are now being effected by environmental issues as well as humans.
It is not easy breeding pedigree dogs. It is very expensive to do so, if you do it right! Thats the key point, because anyone could cut corners.
The breeding dogs must be in peak condition and this comes through training, exercise, and diet.
Temperament is everything for us, as we live with our dogs as part of the family, we want good dogs ourselves, and we want good dogs for you. They must have impeccable temperaments.
HOW SOON DO WE KNOW IF THEY ARE PREGNANT?
We know if one of our girls are pregnant when they are five weeks into pregnancy. A female dog carries puppies for 9 weeks of age, and it always amazes me how they can carry puppies for just a mere 9 weeks and then born.
Photo right of an ultra sound on one mum. We do not always have an ultra sound done if we are confident mum is pregnant.
As scans are not very reliable on numbers of puppies.
We can not tell the sexes of the puppies when scanned. We do not know this until the day they are born.
Their is no magic number of males v females. Its just what ever comes out.
Mums have subtle changes and are often hungrier, slight chances occur up to 5 weeks. After 5 weeks is when the puppies start growing.
It still fascinates me watching new life come into the world. Our girls are never left home alone and we do not expect them to go through this alone. We are there for reassurance and care. Keeping mum hydrated with drinks, and it gives them some confidence. Birth doesn't always go to plan, and the mum may require help. She may require the vet.
When puppies are born they are still growing and developing. Their eyes are sealed shut and so are ears. They can suckle, and their noses smell where mums boobies are. They need to be kept very warm, and quiet.
Our puppies are often born downstairs where I have access to make tea, coffee all night long. I have a camp bed I erect beside them. Also I have access to water, to wash my hands. I have many a photo where I look like death warmed up as I have not slept, and in my pjs in the whelping box.
For the first two weeks they require a different type of care than the weeks to come. The mother dog practically does everything. But if she is not cleaning them we must do this because a puppy can not urinate on its own yet. They have to be stimulated. Once eyes open and ears open they turn into puppies which can be handled frequently. Its very rare to have to hand feed a Vizsla puppy. I do believe its survival of the fittest in the animal kingdom. Although I will always try and bottle feed.
They do not crave for human attention for the first two weeks as all they want is mum. The Vizsla grows rapidly, and by 3 weeks look like little puppies. By 4 weeks they are growing cuter by the day. Around 4 weeks we can introduce toys, and they can bite them, suck them and push them around with their noses.
I can not imagine any other way to rear puppies as they require absolute all round supervision, but also because their social aspects are changing. Handling is important, and hearing of sounds. The fire work CD, babies crying, train stations noises, etc is all important. Puppies learn to live around us, and it teaches them manners as well.
The start in life gives them a blank canvas and when you collect the puppy you go into life with a puppy whose had the right start, and you can then build on experiences and have a well adjusted puppy in society.
I provide a lot of toys, treats, games for them to get used to new things. Sounds of the vacuum cleaner, TV, music, and in todays world hearing doorbells, vehicle noises, and our other animals. Cat, small dogs, chickens and turkeys. My mother meets all the puppies and she is 89 and my grandson who will be six soon also gets to have puppy cuddles if he visits. Our puppies are handled so much it makes them bomb proof.
I am fully aware that Covid brought a lot of changes to us all. Covid is on the rise and we are going to maintain as little contact as possible. My mother is vulnerable and lives with us, so we will do all visits in our grooming parlour. By 2022 I do hope ive got alittle house built out of wood where we can do visits in the future.
At the moment we are limiting the amount of people to just 2. We have hand sanitiser and please wear a mask if you wish. We will maintain social distancing.
When you visit I have a large file on the work top. Inside is pedigrees, and every single health test we have completed.
I also have a selection of treats available for you to purchase and leads and collars, plus snuffle mats.
At the moment their is no visiting us because we are limiting contact. But you can visit the puppies at 5 weeks of age and have a cuddle and ask me loads of questions.
WE CHOOSE YOUR PUPPY
When living with a litter 24/7 we begin to know their personalities.
If you wish to show your dog tell us before we choose the puppies, Tell us if you wish to work your dog as we can assess if it has a natural aptitude to picking up game.
I need to know key points about you and your family so I can try and place the right puppy.
I have been told time and time again that people are glad they didn't have to choose, as its a lot of responsibility to get it right. But also matching puppies to the right owner with the right energies.
We choose at about 6 and 1/2 weeks of age. This is the right time to choose the right dog for you and your family. I do send photos of your dog.
I send photos and videos by whats app, whilst the puppy is growing up.
I believe this is a nice touch to feel bonded to your puppies.
I love taking photos, but please note any pictures I take and send to you are mine, and can not be posted on social media, can not be sold on in any format.
I try sending photos weekly, sometimes I run over the week because Ive been busy and not had chance to take photos.
LAST FEW WEEKS WITH US
Our Vizsla, Bracco are fast developing breeds of dogs, and are ready to leave at 8 weeks of age. This ensures you are going to start the social skills the pup requires in life. I would never every buy a Vizsla 9-10 weeks of age. They are already loosing social development and I know some breeders do nothing with their puppies.
I provide a whole variety of toys. Puzzle toys such as snuffle mats, Kongs which release small natural biscuits. Balls, cuddly toys, paddling pool. Fabric toys, to plastic toys. Lick mats and most importantly natural treats. The more you can give the pups the happier they are.
We do not send out nervous pups, quite the opposite.
By law all puppies should be microchipped at 8 weeks before sale. We use the data base Animal tracker as this is the only data base I could find that did a free transfer of ownership. By giving you the transfer code on pick up you can register an account and put in the code, and the dog is legally yours. It is also a database which is easy to navigate around. I have a few dogs with other data bases from other breeders and their websites are awful to work out. I like something easy peasy.
I will scan your puppy in front of you before you take the puppy home so that you can see where the micro chip is.
By law a puppy should be registered first to the breeder, then to the new owner. If a breeder has not done this correctly then they do not understand the laws of the UK. I am fully qualified to microchip not just my dogs but other peoples too. Having trained with a veterinary surgeon to complete my training on microchipping. I had to do two dogs and a cat in front of the vet before they would sign me off as competent.
Personally I think this is one of the most important things that we do. Because their are a lot of breeders who sell dogs with out a health check first.
We have your puppy health checked a few days before leaving. Our vet is thorough, and will not say a dog is healthy if it is not. I microchip the puppies around 5-6 weeks of age, so he can scan the micro chip and write a letter for each puppy.
What would happen if the vet picked up something? We would ring you if we had designated a dog for you, and you are then given our vets telephone number if you wish to talk to him. We are extremely honest in what we do.
Do not worry about what you need to feed your dog. I will send you a diet sheet by email when I send your receipt for deposit paid.
This will tell you times to feed your puppy and what type of food.
On the hidden pages you will find diet info which you can read. Their is a long list of food companies names for you to choose from.
Remember you need a balanced diet and when feeding raw you want a ratio of 80/10/10
Puppies thrive on raw weaning food. They also grow slower than kibble fed dogs which is ideal for joints.
We use Cotswold raw for Pugs and Frenchies.
We also use Butternut for Frenchies.
We also use Bulmer meats for larger breeds, and Durham animal feeds.
We do not keep puppies longer than 8 weeks of age as it is detrimental to the puppy's
bonding stage with you. We must be on the ball and providing lots of new experiences.
When you pick puppy up it will be 8 weeks of age.
Check my hidden files on here if you have the password and you can then read on what you need to
bring with you on the day.
Check out HERE
New page started for references during Covid times. I cant thank owners enough. They are gradually coming in and I will put them on the page.
This is very kind and we appreciate it. These references show you what people think
first hand. It is now difficult to put you in direct contact with people, as under data protection we can no longer do this. Things have changed drastically with the law on animals. But if you go to Instagram you will find plenty of happy dog owners on there, who comment on our posts.
Photo to right is Vicky, she brought one Vizsla 5 years ago and loved her so much she came and brought another. What better reference could we give when people come back for another.
With her permission I posted this photo.
I have asked a few people who will give references through social media if you want them. But we have to do it in a way where I dont break data protection, so I shall just link you up on instagram.
I WANT TO BUY TWO DOGS TOGETHER
I get asked all the time if people can buy two puppies together. With the breeds we own, my answer is different for each.
I know some people can cope with anything, and they are actually rare. The problem we have is when pups are sold together they will have sibling syndrome. With HPR breeds of dog you really do not want to buy two. I did it myself, and you could say I’m experienced and can handle it. But these two girls ran rings around me. I said never again. So I do not advise two from same litter. It is better to have one first, train it, then come back a year later for the second. So long as the first one is trained. If it has bad behaviour dont purchase a second as the first one will train the second to have bad behaviour. It doesn't work out that it will correct behaviours.
If you want to purchase two Pugs or French bulldogs you will be able to cope as they are much easier dogs. Two can be great company. But you must have several in the family who will all look after the pups. But you will still experience some sibling syndrome but can correct it easier than with a HPR dog.