I am not here to claim to be an expert in V's or breeding V's......just insight on how we got our first V after owing Labs for 25+ years.
We got our first V from Rick Mitchell in November 2017. I just so happen to get extremely lucky and came across Jim & Linda Busch's contact info/web site while doing a quick google search when researching V's. And boy I am glad I did.
I reached out to Linda back in September and a friend of hers had a litter in CT very close to me with three male pups and one female. But unfortunately they were all spoken for. She immediately put me in contact with Rick Mitchell and he had a litter of eight, with only one male left at that time we spoke so I jumped at the chance to get one of Rick's males (obviously after doing homework).
Trying to keep this post short, Rick Mitchell has been breeding his females with Jim & Linda's males for over 25-years. Jim and Linda have been breeding V's for over 45-years. If you simply call each of them they'll be very happy to speak to you and fill you in on all the details. Linda is extremely nice and Rick was GREAT to work with. Linda spent countless time with me on the phone educating me on V's and helping find a litter that was available. I needed a "Fall" litter so I could spend all winter and spring training my V before my business season started at work. Milo comes to work with me every day on the golf course and loves chasing geese off the property, swimming, etc and just being an overall GREAT companion.
We flew out to Plano IL in November and picked Milo up and flew him back in an under the seat airline approved pup carrier on Southwest......easy peasy. He's been an outstanding addition to our family and incredibly smart, loving and overall fun to be with.
If you simply speak with them they'll fill you in on all their breeding history, etc. They both breed exceptional V's and you will not be disappointed. I believe Rick only has litters in the Fall and I am not quite sure when the Busch's typically have litters available.
BTW: this is Milo's Dad.