VIZSLA CLUB OF COLORADO 2013
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Welcome to the Vizsla Club of Colorado Breeder Referral Listing
The purposes of this webpage is:
• To educate prospective puppy buyers about the breed and about breeding
• To provide a service to our member Breeders so they might share the information about their kennel and their available litters
• To connect prospective buyers with reputable breeders from our Club
The following members of the Vizsla Club of Colorado (VCC) breed only with the intention of improving the standard as recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), exhibit soundness, stable temperament and natural hunting ability. In addition, our guidelines endorse the efforts of the Vizsla Club of American (VCA) and Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) to eliminate hip dysplasia in dogs and suggest breeding only those dogs that are over two years of age and have been x-rayed and OFA certified as free from hip dysplasia, and those dogs free of serious hereditary defects including epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy, Von Willebrands, entropian and cranial atrophy.
Inclusion on the Breeder List or Litter Announcement List does not constitute an endorsement by the Vizsla Club of Colorado its Officers, Directors, Membership, or Webmaster. It is the responsibility of the puppy buyer to do research on individual breeders and stud dog owners. The VCC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information submitted and provides no endorsements for dogs, individuals, or kennels. The VCC guidelines ask breeders to be fair and honest in their dealing with prospective buyers, and model the Code of Ethics of our parent club, the Vizsla Club of America BREEDER LIST
7295 Grashio Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Roy and Marty Sanford
AKC Breeders of Merit
35534 Cloud Dance Ct.
Elizabeth, CO 80107
La Tierra Vizslas
PO Box 50358
Amarillo, TX 79159
Summers in Santa Fe
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AKC MEET THE BREEDS®: Vizsla
Originally from Hungary, the Vizsla is a medium-sized, short-coated hunting dog that is essentially Pointer in type, although he combines characteristics of both pointer and retriever. An attractive golden rust in color, this "dual" dog is popular in both the field and the show ring due to his power and drive while hunting and his trainability in the home
A Look Back
The Vizsla’s ancestors were hunters and companions for the Magyar hordes, a tribe that settled in what is now known as Hungary. A favorite of early barons, Vizslas are depicted in etchings as far back as the 10th century.
The agricultural terrain of Hungary created a dog of superior nose and high-class hunting ability well-suited to Hungarian climate and a variety of game, including upland game, rabbits and waterfowl. Nearly extinct by the end of the World Wars, the Vizsla gradually regained popularity and began to be imported into the United States in the 1950s.
Right Breed for You?
The Vizsla thrives as part of an active family that provides daily exercise. He is lively and affectionate to his people, and possesses an above-average ability to take training. Although he sheds, his short coat requires low daily maintenance. .
•Sporting Group; AKC recognized in 1960. •Average size: 21 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder. •Hunting dog, family companion
Choosing A Responsible Breeder
Top Ten Signs of a Responsible Vizsla Breeder
Responsible Vizsla breeders will do the following::
1.Adhere to the Vizsla Club of America (VCA) Code of Ethics.
2.Test and ensure Vizsla breeding stock is cleared of hip dysplasia after two years of age prior to mating and receives an OFA Certificate (with numbers) from the Orthopedic Foundation of Animals (OFA).
3.Follow the breed-specific recommendations for health testing by the Canine Health Center (CHIC) for Vizslas. CHIC certificates (with numbers) are issued to Vizslas tested for hip dyplasia (OFA), thyroid and eyes (CERF). Optional testing includes sebaceous adenitis, von Willebrand's Disease, congenital cardiac disease and elbow dysplasia. These health records may also be found on the OFA website. Many breeders will also use the PennHIP evaluation to test for hip dysplasia.
4.Strive to breed according to the AKC Breed Standard for the Vizsla, drafted and approved by the Vizsla Club of America.
5.Know the pedigrees of their own dogs well and will share pedigree information (eg. health and temperament going back 5 generations) with prospective buyers. Search for a pedigree
6.Can explain why a particular breeding seeks to improve upon the dam and sire's characteristics.
7.Introduce you to their Vizsla family and show you where a litter is being whelped and raised.
8.Provide a written agreement for your review prior to sale.
9.Provide AKC registration papers, a signed written agreement and a veterinary health certificate upon sale.
10.Provide support to puppy buyers for the life of the dog.
VCA Breed Information Chair: Florence Duggan
Red Sage Vizslas
Rick and Rita Prindle
1017 Eggleston St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
George and Linda Durham
11780 East Waterloo Road
Arcadia, OK 73007
Carol & Bob Zuercher
AKC Breeders of Merit
100 Beaver Creek Road
Sheridan, WY 82801
43 Bantala Place
Castle Rock, CO 80108