In 2006 we imported Scarlet from New Zealand. In 2007 we moved into our new home sitting on three acres which gave the dogs lots of space to run off some of their energy. We love living closer to nature and do not miss the busy city.
Scarlet whelped two beautiful healthy litters of puppies and we kept a daughter from her last litter Ruby. Scarlet passed in 2019 leaving an empty space in our house. Ruby is now 13 years old and had two litters of puppies herself. Ruby had 9 puppies in her first litter in November of 2013 of which there were seven boys and two girls. We decided it was a message that it was time again for us to keep a boy and spend more time on the exhibitor side of things and less breeding.
The boy we kept is called Carson and he grew into a handsome loving dog. He has his Grand Championship in the show ring. He is a fun dog in obedience and he keeps the girls in our house in shape. It is hard to believe he will be 10 years old November 1st 2023. He is my companion and best friend.
In 2022 as we were starting to see the light as the pandemic was waning we brought Shani into the fold. Shani is from Paradox Kennels in Detroit from long time breeder Dr Nancy Heinold. We have enjoyed having a young dog around to keep everyone moving including us. She is full of life and we are working in obedience and she shows promise in the show ring. I’m looking forward to training her in the field as she is showing some real desire to hunt and point.
A side passion of mine is evaluating puppies using Pat Hasting’s “Puppy Puzzle”. I have evaluated over 1000 puppies from a variety of breeds and continue to evaluate puppies on a regular basis. With each and every litter there is something new I learn which keeps me humble in the dog world. Puppies at 8 weeks give us a snapshot into the future, helping to unravel some of the mystery of choosing the right puppy for the right home. It gives breeders more information about the puppies that can help them decide which puppies to keep in their breeding programs.
The best part about being owned by Vizslas is all the friends we have made around the world that we would not have known otherwise. Thank you to all those friends for their support and love over the years.