Re: Southern Kennels
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.