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    Vizsla pup - registered vs not

    hey all,

    I'm looking to adopt a vizsla pup to train as a deer dog / family pet.

    I have registered my interest with a couple of breeders - likely quite a wait.

    looking around FB / TM a couple of litters have popped up - non breeders, non registered dogs.

    Whats the thoughts on registered dogs from breeders vs non registered litters? My concern is that with less common breeds it would be pretty easy for people to accidentally inbreed pups - breeders send dogs from the same litter all over the country etc etc

    I want to avoid health issues and shorter life span - not overly worried about the slightly higher price although the wait for a pup is much longer. If you have registered parents, and you do breed them down the line you also have more valuable pups...

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    I would suggest looking for a dog from a breeder of working or field dogs as opposed to "show" lines if possible. See if you can talk to some field trials guys who run them. They will know who has what.

    Waiting is not necessarilly a bad thing for the right opportunity, our latest pup came when we weren't really ready but was too good an opportunity to pass up.

    As far as price goes well here in Nelson you pay 1900 bucks for what I would term an "SPCA Special" (cavadoodle, labradoodle or spoodle) all from a (in this case the same) "breeder" so I guess price is relative, I have no idea what Vizlas go for not being a Vizsla bloke
    Personally the dog should cost the same papers or not.
    a quick look shows a few breeders have registered litters
    https://www.dogsnz.org.nz/breeders/l...ian-vizsla/306

    Is it your first dog??
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    I would not worry personally about registered dogs, but that's just me.
    I brought my Vizsla from purebred Vizsla parents and she has been great. I could have brought it with papers for a few hundred dollars extra, but I passed. I was not wanting to breed pups so it was not important. Why pay the extra dollars for a piece of paper if you want the animal as a hunting dog and companion? As it turned out we did breed her with a friend of mines pure bred Vizsla who is a great hunter. Now all her pups sold with no hassles and I'm sure will be great dogs. A piece of paper will not make them any better hunters or companions. She helped me get this 8 pt SIka last month and the papers would not have made any difference....
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    Here's one of @Kudu pups. Not to ready to hunt yet but showing good potential.
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    back in the day when we bred Labradors , the true cost of the NZKC papers for your mutt was $10. I couldnt - and still cant - see how breeders can charge hundreds of dollars for "papers" that are only worth $10 in the real world. It was 20 years ago but the principle is unchanged
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    back in the day when we bred Labradors , the true cost of the NZKC papers for your mutt was $10. I couldnt - and still cant - see how breeders can charge hundreds of dollars for "papers" that are only worth $10 in the real world. It was 20 years ago but the principle is unchanged
    This is my point we bred Huskies until we moved to Nelson. Our dogs all went with papers and no endorsements (if they were not good enough to breed from they were not good enough to sell) I think the whole papers / no papers thing is a scam perpetuated by some breeders.

    Like here one of the local designer dog breeders charges $1900 bucks for a puppy and reserves the right to use it for breeding before its 3...................................whose dog is it ffs!!

    I think the one thing you get from a breeder who has been doing it a while (more so it seems in the working side of breeds) is a better idea of what you are likely to get as an end result.
    None of this is too say a small breeder should be ignored or written off, their dogs may be just as good or better but it may be slightly more of a lottery.

    To answer your question though I would not be in any hurry.
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    Do your due diligence on any non-papers type breeders. Check them out thoroughly on TM and FB etc.

    Two mates (and myself!) have been caught out by “puppy farm” breeders with no moral qualms about their breeding damme.

    This is across all breeds - I’m talking GSP, German Shepherd and Curly Coat Retriever, so it’s reasonable to me you’re wary re Vizsla also.
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    Make sure your pup is from proven working lines and that the breeders actually know what a good hunting dog is. A good hunting dog is many things, Make sure you know what you want too and then look at the parents for those traits. If they dont have them then you are riding the razors edge. I have never needed papers. Papers dont guarantee a good hunting line. There are a lot of people breeding vislas and other pure breds who dont know what that is. Beware!

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    I talk to a couple of Vizsla breeder's when i was considering getting one. They said the gene pool in NZ was only very small, thats going back about 4years. One even said a bit of cross breeding had already started. I looked at getting a papered dog and i didn't agree with the endorsements and after a bit of homework decided the breed wasn't for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    I talk to a couple of Vizsla breeder's when i was considering getting one. They said the gene pool in NZ was only very small, thats going back about 4years. One even said a bit of cross breeding had already started. I looked at getting a papered dog and i didn't agree with the endorsements and after a bit of homework decided the breed wasn't for me.
    I'm currently in touch with two breeders - one of whom is importing semen from the states for her bitches.
    thanks for the feedback thus far - yes the papers mean nothing in terms of hunting ability etc - for me the papers are purely for the dogs health to ensure they are not inbred. I have heard some pretty bad stories of breeding practices from "puppy farms" etc where dogs are birthing twice in a year, older dogs are still being bred, excessive litters from the same parents meaning that their genes are wide spread almost quarantining inbreeding to occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobba View Post
    Here's one of @Kudu pups. Not to ready to hunt yet but showing good potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowsol View Post
    I'm currently in touch with two breeders - one of whom is importing semen from the states for her bitches.
    thanks for the feedback thus far - yes the papers mean nothing in terms of hunting ability etc - for me the papers are purely for the dogs health to ensure they are not inbred. I have heard some pretty bad stories of breeding practices from "puppy farms" etc where dogs are birthing twice in a year, older dogs are still being bred, excessive litters from the same parents meaning that their genes are wide spread almost quarantining inbreeding to occur.
    papers will tell you if you are looking at working lines or non working lines, easy to say working lines looking a pictures of dead shit but how much of that is hunter input and not genetics, no papers not real proof of what you are actually buying , registered breeders abide by rules and must have health testing prior to breeding as well as the amount of litters the bitch can have in her lifetime and an age limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kawhia View Post
    papers will tell you if you are looking at working lines or non working lines, easy to say working lines looking a pictures of dead shit but how much of that is hunter input and not genetics, no papers not real proof of what you are actually buying , registered breeders abide by rules and must have health testing prior to breeding as well as the amount of litters the bitch can have in her lifetime and an age limit.
    Yeah thanks, I have decided to wait for a registered breeder - for these reasons.
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    With breeding any stock - dogs included having good sound high performing near relatives and back ancestry is the most important thing. Whilst an outstanding individual can sometimes arise from mediocre parents, outstanding parents are far more likely to produce outstanding offspring. Ritchy McCaw being more likely to sire allblacks than Danny Devito
    What this means as far as a Vizsla pup is that 'pedigree' stock is far less important than outstanding stock.
    Vizsla's are not without their faults as a pure breed - they feel the cold badly, they are bouncy neurotic patting addicts, bitches esp. are soft and a bit timid. They are not naturally 'steady'
    I have never laid eyes on one but from what I have read, I think that the Wire hair Vizsla would be better, the breed being originally formed through a cross of the smooth coated Hungarian Vizsla with the German Wirehaired pointer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kawhia View Post
    papers will tell you if you are looking at working lines or non working lines, easy to say working lines looking a pictures of dead shit but how much of that is hunter input and not genetics, no papers not real proof of what you are actually buying , registered breeders abide by rules and must have health testing prior to breeding as well as the amount of litters the bitch can have in her lifetime and an age limit.
    And as you may know some of these registered breeders are still banging out litters in between and these litters they don't register.

 

 

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