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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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New v buyer concerned about white color

I am planning to go and get my puppy this monday. Both parents have papers with lineage, so i am told. However, mom has a large white spot on chest and paw. Majority of pups have a bit of white. Any thoughts? Is this ok?

Also 6 weeks old, provided everything alines, what size collar typically?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 09:45 PM
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I would ask for the breeder to email you a copy of pedigree, and health clearances.
The go to the OFA website, and verify those things. Also look up pedigree on the Vizsla pedigree database. If you know nothing about Vizsla bloodlines, you need someone experienced to help you look over them. Also, I don't know a responsible breeder, that sells puppies at 6 weeks.

White on the chest and toes, is not that uncommon in Vizsla.

Sorry for all the extra information. The collar size is normally an extra small collar, that is adjustable.

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thank you so much for the info. I will definitely look into it.
i thought 6 wks sounded early as well, this is my fist time being the one to buy a puppy so im very new.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 12:33 PM
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First, you cannot nor should take a pup home at 6 weeks! If your breeder is doing this, run away, s/he isn't very thorough nor following established guidelines.

Second, beware "Papers and lineage". It takes nothing (and means even less) to get "Papers" thru registration with AKC, and every dog has "Lineage". It's the dogs on that actual lineage that matter, take a look and go online and search their pedigrees and performance history. You'd do well to make sure the parents are OFA acceptable, and that the pups have been medically checked and cleared, dew claws removed, along with shots.

Third, white is merely cosmetic. The std. states that a small amount (usually less than an inch or so) on the chest is fine, along with a few stray white hairs, typically on the chest or toes is also acceptable. AJ has a bit of white on his chest, and he is structurally superb, as are both his parents who are G.Ch. Again, good breeders look to avoid a lot of white, and if both parents have a lot of white, it would be a signal of poor breeding. The least of your worries would be the cosmetics, though, as this indicates laziness with the obvious, I'd be more concerned about the stuff you cannot see. Recall they are alive, and the result of their DNA and the early care they have received.

Recall that the quality of the breeding is what you live with, shop carefully. Yes, desire can be strong, but don't let it overwhelm common sense, the heart break that can result from poor breeding is incomprehensibly painful.
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I've attached a link below. You should be able to go down the list, and see if your breeder follows the code of ethics.
https://www.vcaweb.org/about/code_of_ethics.shtml

This part is my personal opinion.
Me being the administrator of this forum, does not mean my opinion carries more weight. It just means I know how to remove spam, and moderate inappropriate comments.
I think a breeder should be a active member of one or more of the Vizsla clubs. It could the VCA, NVA, or local Vizsla club. Which club they should belong to, has been highly debated between breeders. I
I do not want a my clubs better than yours, debate on the Forum. Running down each other's clubs helps no one, when looking for a new puppy. A breeder should be able to stand on their own Merit. And not try to lift themselves up, by running a different club down.
Again this is my personal opinion.
I fully welcome anyone posting what they love about their club. I just asked it be done, without bad-mouthing the other club.
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