Konza Vadasz Wirehaired Vizslas 

Versatile Hunting Dogs
Loving Family Companions for Hunters and Falconers

Wire Viz Puppies

Our 2017 spring litter has arrived!
We were surprised with ELEVEN puppies, 6 M / 5 F!!
All of the pups in this litter are reserved.
We'll know in a few weeks if we have a summer litter on the way. If you're interested in a puppy, send us your Puppy Questionnaire and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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"Yeti" as a puppy.

We are dedicated to producing puppies of excellent quality and continually improving the qualities of our future sires and dams, breeding for excellence in temperament, ability, health and structure. We typically have only one or two litters a year and each litter is carefully planned as the next generation of Konza Vadasz Wirehaired Vizslas. We ALWAYS have the first pick of every litter, regardless of reservations, because we're not producing puppies just to sell. We are breeding to improve our lines and future generations. We keep at least one pup of our choice from every litter to continue our breeding program as the older dogs retire. Sometimes we might keep an entire litter and not make our selection until they're a year old or more, so on occasion we have adult started dogs available.

We only breed dogs who are at least 2 years old and who have certifications for hip soundness and eye health. Our dogs are tested and certified to be free of hip dysplasia and inherited eye defects. We have taken special care to import dogs whose parents and ancestors have been cleared of heritable defects and show hip scores on their pedigrees.

Because of the very limited gene pool in this breed, we strive to keep the inbreeding coefficient as low as possible in our litters. This requires careful study of the extended pedigrees of the sires and dams, going back eight or more generations and having foundation stock from different lines. Our dogs were carefully selected for their compatible pedigrees from a number of excellent lines in Europe and Canada.  
But, merely producing litter after litter from the same sire and dam does not improve the gene pool, or our bloodlines, only a lot of puppies with identical pedigrees. Developing wirehaired vizsla lines and expanding the gene pool requires a number of males and females from different, unrelated lines, not just a single pair. 

Our pups are whelped and raised in our home, socialized from birth and get lots of love and attention. We don't rush weaning and keep them until they're at least 8-9 weeks old to give them a good, strong start in life with extra socialization before they go to their new homes. They begin weaning at around 5 weeks, when they've outgrown their whelping box and move into a big pen. We introduce solid food at this point, since the dam is ready for a little time off by this point, but still nurses them 3 x a day. Gradually she tapers off nursing until they're eating 3 square meals of puppy food a day, at about 7-8 weeks. They are well socialized, vet checked, vaccinated and on parasite preventives before they go to their new homes. All of our puppies are microchipped with HomeAgain chips. They will have been introduced to the crate and comfortable in it, taken a number of car rides to get used to traveling, introduced to pen-raised birds and, weather permitting, swimming. They meet friends and children. We play "Wing-on-a-string" along with fetching and tracking games.

Auntie Lepke feeding Ali's pups! 2011
Lepke, retired, couldn't resist helping Ali with her first litter. She let them nurse & started producing milk within just two days!

We like to start swimming when they're little! 

Tails, Docking & Dewclaws
Docking, and the removal of front dewclaws, has been banned in many European countries and is illegal, so many imported European dogs come whole. Here is a list of EU countries and their policies on docking.

The AKC Wirehaired Vizsla standard states: The tail is set just below the level of the croup. The tail is thick at its base then tapers and carries a dense coat. The preferred tail is docked by one-quarter of its length; natural tails will not be penalized.  A natural tail reaches down to the hock joint and is carried straight or slightly saber-like. 
When moving, the tail is carried near the horizontal, not curled over the back or carried between the legs.

Fortunately, docking is still permitted in the US. We have our veterinarian dock our puppies and remove their front dew claws when they are 1-2 days old. This is done as a preventative measure, not cosmetic. 
Some of our long-tailed imported dogs have had tail tip injuries which have been chronic--they get cut up in the fields hunting or they whack it on something and tear the skin. Tail injuries are notoriously difficult to heal and are prone to re-injury. The skin at the tip of the tail is highly vascular and tail wounds can bleed profusely. Sometimes they heal and develop enough tough scar tissue to minimize re-injury, but not always. Sometimes the only resort is to amputate a portion of the tail. 
We had to do that with Betyar when he was 4 years old. His tail was constantly getting beat up and would be bloody and raw, almost impossible to get healed. It certainly had to be painful and there was always risk of infection. The amputation healed very well and he has not had any problems with his tail since. But, if he had been docked at birth, he wouldn't have injured it in the first place, not had to endure injuries and long protracted healing periods only to hit it and open the wound and have to start all over. He wouldn't have had to have anesthesia for
surgery to amputate part of it.
By removing 1/4 of the tail when the puppies are newborn, they are spared ever having the pain of an injury to the tips of their tales. 
Removing the front dewclaws is for the same reason, to prevent injury. Dewclaws can snag in the brush and be torn off. Such an injury is very serious, especially when it occurs in the field often far from veterinary assistance. It can cause damage to the ligaments of the foreleg and permanent lameness.
The pups cry for a minute when they're docked & their dewclaws removed, but a lot less than either one of our daughters did when they got their first immunizations! It is a quick snip and a stitch and done. By the time they get back to their dam and start nursing, the pups have gotten over the procedure. Their nervous systems at that age are still developing and they are not traumatized by the procedure and suffer no ill effects from it. Most importantly, they will never suffer from torn dewclaw or chronic tail
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