I am a member of:

  • Vizsla Club of America
  • Rocky Mountain Vizsla Club, The Specialty Vizsla Club of Colorado (Founding Members)

I am deeply committed to educating others on responsible breeders versus irresponsible people like puppy-millers, high-volume and backyard breeders.

Please DO NOT EVER get a dog from a puppy-miller, high-volume breeder, backyard breeder, broker, or pet store. Most of these irresponsible people and places can easily be found on the Internet or in the newspaper. Go to the Rocky Mountain Vizsla Club’s website to learn If the Vizsla is the Right Breed for You and Finding a Responsible Breeder. Be prepared to do lots of research and have lots of patience in your search for a healthy, well-bred Vizsla with a strong and proven pedigree.

You can see the devastating impact irresponsible breeding has on animal shelters and rescue organizations. Irresponsible people who breed dogs usually don’t care who their pups go to nor do they carefully screen the people/homes their pups go to. Once the “newness” or “cuteness” of the pup wears off, behavior or health issues arise, or lifestyle changes (decide to have children, divorce, move) the dog gets the raw end of the deal and is turned into an animal shelter or rescue organization. Reputable breeders DO NOT allow this to happen to a dog they’ve bred. They try to stay in contact with their homes and should, under any circumstances, take a dog back. They will care for the dog for the rest of his/her life or find a loving, forever home.

The point of this “soapbox lecture” is to impress upon you how important it is to get your dog from a responsible breeder. Responsible breeders DO NOT contribute to the problem of unwanted animals going into shelters and rescue organizations. It is the irresponsible people who breed animals that create the problem of overpopulated animal shelters and rescue organizations, and the unnecessary euthanization of so many healthy and adoptable animals.

Please consider adopting a rescue Vizsla from one of the following groups:

Colorado/Wyoming Vizsla Rescue Group
Utah/Idaho Vizsla Rescue
Show Me Vizsla Rescue
Vizsla Club of America rescue (list of regional coordinators)

Go to http://www.puppymillrescue.com/ and http://www.stoppuppymills.org/ to learn more about the horrors of puppy mills.