Kai will be bred for the last time either late 2014 or the first half of 2015.
Our puppies and our breeding, raising, matching philosophy:
The puppies are raised in my house. They spend their first 4-6 weeks in my den-I sleep in the room with them. They then move into a 12 x 30+ (yes foot) area that is full of items to challenge their exploration desires. I turn two rooms into puppy heaven! They start going outside at 4 weeks (weather dependent). As I feed a raw diet to the pups, they start eating in individual crates around 5 weeks of age. As time progresses, they start sleeping in crates as a group, then in pairs and the last week they sleep alone in a crate. Yep, that means outside trips at night, just as they will be doing when they go to their new homes. If you look at the pictures from the Mission, Alphabet and Gods litters, you will get an idea of puppy life in this house.
Pam and I do our very best to match the pup with the owner. For that reason an application does not guarantee a pup - nor does a deposit. No deposits are take until the litter is actually born. When the pups are born I contact all applicants, we discuss the head count and sex count. If the applicant wishes to put a deposit, I send a Deposit Contract. That and a deposit check are required to "hold a pup." There is no 1st pick, 2nd pick, etc. for pups. I will not place a pup in a home that is not a good match - that is self-defeating for all. The final matching is something that is done somewhere around week eight. If there is not a good match for you in the litter, the deposit will be returned in full. Then Pam & I do our utmost to find a match for you with other Vizsla Breeders that we would purchase a pup from. The puppy will come to you with:
The balance is due when the puppy is put into your care. At that time, I also requiring that you make a donation directly to the Vizsla Club of America Welfare Foundation (VCA WF) for the health fund, which is working on a number of causes, including Epilepsy and Mast Cell Tumors in Vizslas studies. The VCA WF donation is a tax-deductible gift.
I plan on keeping puppies until they are 8 - 10 weeks old. I will not ship any puppies so plan on making arrangements to come to Cincinnati during that time. Visitors are welcome anytime to play with pups! Puppies will be crate trained and well on the way to being housebroken. They will have made several field trips, including time at Pam Williams' house (Co-Breeder). They will know how to eat from their own bowl and will have had a wide variety of experiences with people, places and other dogs. There is a chance that they will have made a week long field trip. Puppies will be "temperament tested” using Sheila Booth's Positive Puppy Preview Method to effectively evaluate the puppies. The results of this test, in addition to daily observations and interactions will help us assure that the best puppy for your family is the one you take home.
Looking for that Perfect Home!
Trey is a member of the Explosion Litter, and has been returned to me for re-homing. He is 8 years old, and needs a home with no other dogs (best option), no children, and people who love to go out and walk the neighborhood and woods. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please pass the word, even if Trey is not the dog for you!
Titled FAWA pups
FAWA-WR Golden Willow Skyrocket UD, GN, GO, RE AX, AXJ, -UKC-CD (Willow)
FAWA-WR Supernova BN, RE, AJP, NA, NAJ, CL-1, CL2-R, CL2-H, RL-1, CGC (Cassie)
FAWA-WR Ignite The Fuse RAE (Kaboom)
FAWA-WR Mir Mission JH (Lupita)
Bronze GCH FAWA-WR Everwhen Buzz's Moon Mission JH, RN CGC (Buzz)
GCH UCH (UKC MBIS) Int'l CH FAWA-WR Mission Voyager RE (Kai)
Alphabet Soup Litter
GCH FAWA-WR Cantankerous CMF (Tank)
FAWA-Winnerrunner High Jinks Has 9 points at 8 months of age with all majors
FAWA_Windrunner Hot On The Trail (Seeker) is excelling in her HRD and tracking training.