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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-25-2016, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Southern Kennels

Looking at southern kennels(Clanton,AL) for a V pup. Does anyone have any knowledge of them?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-25-2016, 09:59 AM
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Re: Southern Kennels

Looks like they actively breed a vizsla weimaraner cross, the so called weizsla, so I would run in the opposite direction. To me this suggests that they may be more interested in making money through a unique product, so to speak, than in the integrity of the breed.

I also didn't see any health clearance information or titles to back up their claims about hunting abilities or "perfect AKC conformation." They also charge an additional $300 for full registration.
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This was part of one of their ads.
Greetings From Southern Vizslas!!!! (The highest in demand Vizsla breeding program in the South).
And to think I've never even heard of them. Nothing about their other boasts, or claims are backed up with facts.
It screams high volume breeder. Placing money over producing quality pups.
Then cross breeding vizslas with weimaraners,let's you know they have no conscience when it comes to the integrity of either breed.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-26-2016, 12:19 PM
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Re: Southern Kennels

Did you ever speak with Gulf Coast Vizsla association, or the vizsla club in Louisiana?
Because you mentioned in a past post you wanted a hunter/companion. Take look at Alpine Vizsla, they have a litter that should be a hunters dream.

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Well. I'm not here to defend anyone, I'll just state my experiences.

I got my dog from SK in February. At this point, I don't even consider it SK though...
I picked him up in WV all of my contact was in WV, nothing was in AL. I never even talked to a person in AL.
I got the picture that the business was being run in WV and had nothing to do with AL some of the dogs were just 'owned' by this person to who lived in AL and might have run the business at one time, the SK website was extremely dated (and terrible) but every email I sent got a timely and very detailed response. Again from someone in WV.

I've been in contact with a few people that have a some breeder (and two with the same litter) and everyone is extremely happy with their dogs.


Since then the person in WV has started their own Breeding Program (Nosam Kennels) and they do not have the mix Viz/Weim anymore (Thank goodness). IMO new website is better and more informative. I'd like to think they didn't like the way SK was doing some things, and they started to do it on their own, better.
I don't even know if SK in Alabama exists anymore....(edit: it looks like they do exist and they spelled Christmas wrong on the website.)

I do not claim to be a Vizsla expert (my first V and first dog I've owned as an adult) and I am not a hunter. I am a long distance trail runner (cant wait til he's old enough to run) who is outside/hiking every chance he gets, and the dog by my side as much as possible.
He has no health issues, he has had hip Xrays (look good), he's trainable, active, playful, friendly, Velcro, loves the water, friendly with every dog hes met, great around kids and other people and just what I wanted when I got a V. I have him out with as many as 14 Vizsla's to play...he loves it.

I'd say it depends what you're looking for. I wanted an active best friend, and I have that.

Since they transitioned to their own program I feel like I got my dog from Nosam Kennels, not SK.

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Since then the person in WV has started their own Breeding Program (Nosam Kennels) ...
They certainly have a great picture of a V:
http://www.nosamkennels.com/#!vizsla-information/w3pls
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Since then the person in WV has started their own Breeding Program (Nosam Kennels) ...
They certainly have a great picture of a V:
http://www.nosamkennels.com/#!vizsla-information/w3pls
HA yeah, that one is from the same litter as my dog
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Re: Southern Kennels

Thanks everyone for your input. I decided to get my pup from Bravo Vizsla.
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Good choice. Don't think you will be disappointed. Julie breeds some very nice dogs.

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Re: Southern Kennels

We have (2) vizslas from him. One celebrates her 2nd birthday Monday and the other is 8 months. Aron posts a ton of pictures and videos which is why I never worried and we have been to his place twice in Clanton, AL to pick up our vizslas. I never felt as if he was doing anything wrong. Does he have a lot of adult dogs? Yes. Does he have a large property with everything a vizsla loves? Yes, he does. But, that's just my 2 cents. We've been pleased with our dogs from him and his communication with us. Obviously, I appear to be one of few though.
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