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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-14-2014, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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rex spiess

Just wondering if anyone on here has a vizsla from rex spiess?
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We have two! We have a 6 six year old female Daisy and a 1 1/2 year old male Gunner. I was actually trying to find your contact information because I wanted to inquire if there is any history of epilepsy with your dogs? Our Gunner started having cluster seizures in January and has been treated with meds that he has to take twice a day. This past weekend he had his worst episode yet and had over 20 cluster seizures in one day. We have always been able to control his seizures by avoiding stressors and by administering Valium when the seizures begin, but we could not get them to stop this weekend and it was a terrible heartbreaking episode to witness. Just curious to see if you have had any issues with your dogs because I would really hate for another family to watch their pup go through what Gunner and our children have struggled with. We love our Vizslas and they have the most adorable personalities. Daisy is a small girl with a very "Velcro" personality. Gunner gives Marley a run for his money as far a mischief is concerned!- but it a highly, highly intelligent puppy with a very sweet personality.
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We have two! We have a 6 six year old female Daisy and a 1 1/2 year old male Gunner. I was actually trying to find your contact information because I wanted to inquire if there is any history of epilepsy with your dogs? Our Gunner started having cluster seizures in January and has been treated with meds that he has to take twice a day. This past weekend he had his worst episode yet and had over 20 cluster seizures in one day. We have always been able to control his seizures by avoiding stressors and by administering Valium when the seizures begin, but we could not get them to stop this weekend and it was a terrible heartbreaking episode to witness. Just curious to see if you have had any issues with your dogs because I would really hate for another family to watch their pup go through what Gunner and our children have struggled with. We love our Vizslas and they have the most adorable personalities. Daisy is a small girl with a very "Velcro" personality. Gunner gives Marley a run for his money as far a mischief is concerned!- but it a highly, highly intelligent puppy with a very sweet personality.
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I am interested in this thread because we considered a vizsla from Rex spies and hold him as a possible future breeder
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I know 3 people who have a V from Rex. Most of the owners I know/have met had similar stories from their encounters with him- told they would have a pick of females and then didn't have a choice when they arrived.
2 of the dogs are healthy (ages 2 and 3). The other (also 2 but not a littermate of the other 2 year old I know) has seizures and must be on heavy doses of medication to treat her seizures. They absolutely love her but fear that one day she will have a terrible seizure as their vet is very concerned about her. When they contacted the breeder they did not receive any support and have since lost contact.

Granted, all of this is second hand and I do not own a dog from Rex, but I've heard many stories from his owners and will be personally avoiding him as a breeder going forward from everything I have been told. The dogs of his that I've met have nice personalities but he seems to have a number of litters per year which concerns me.

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I want to reiterate that I am not saying Rex produces bad Vs. I just would not get a V from him after hearing stores from multiple owners who recently received dogs from him. We live very close to where he is and run into his dogs more often than any other and have talked to a good number of owners. All love their dogs and they seem to have nice personalities and be nice dogs, but their dealings with him personally are enough to turn me off. Remember that you aren't only getting a puppy from your breeder, you're also supposed to get a lasting relationship and resource in your breeder.

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This breaks me heart because Wilson is 18 months and we looked at a litter Rex had but he only had females available by then (we wanted male). I hope you find some answers for your sweet guy.
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Well @ BigRed... I guess you got an answer to your question about Rex spiess... maybe more info than you wanted, but then... That is what the Forum is about... Ask, and you will receive!!

Let us know what the basis for your question was???

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I know 3 people who have a V from Rex. Most of the owners I know/have met had similar stories from their encounters with him- told they would have a pick of females and then didn't have a choice when they arrived.
2 of the dogs are healthy (ages 2 and 3). The other (also 2 but not a littermate of the other 2 year old I know) has seizures and must be on heavy doses of medication to treat her seizures. They absolutely love her but fear that one day she will have a terrible seizure as their vet is very concerned about her. When they contacted the breeder they did not receive any support and have since lost contact.

Granted, all of this is second hand and I do not own a dog from Rex, but I've heard many stories from his owners and will be personally avoiding him as a breeder going forward from everything I have been told. The dogs of his that I've met have nice personalities but he seems to have a number of litters per year which concerns me.

We got our Gus from Rex in December 2012, and he's 20 months old now. This was our first time getting a vizsla or a pure breed, so we knew little about what to look for in a breeder. I wish I knew then what I know now; I would have done more research.

Rex was friendly and seemed to care for the dogs, but I should have known something was up when it was cheaper top purchase the dog without papers.

Gus is a beautiful and wonderful vizsla and we love him more than anything. So far he's been healthy, but now I'm a little worried about the future. I can't bear the thought of anything happening to him.

KB87, do you know at what age the seizures started with these other dogs from Rex???
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We have two! We have a 6 six year old female Daisy and a 1 1/2 year old male Gunner. I was actually trying to find your contact information because I wanted to inquire if there is any history of epilepsy with your dogs? Our Gunner started having cluster seizures in January and has been treated with meds that he has to take twice a day. This past weekend he had his worst episode yet and had over 20 cluster seizures in one day. We have always been able to control his seizures by avoiding stressors and by administering Valium when the seizures begin, but we could not get them to stop this weekend and it was a terrible heartbreaking episode to witness. Just curious to see if you have had any issues with your dogs because I would really hate for another family to watch their pup go through what Gunner and our children have struggled with. We love our Vizslas and they have the most adorable personalities. Daisy is a small girl with a very "Velcro" personality. Gunner gives Marley a run for his money as far a mischief is concerned!- but it a highly, highly intelligent puppy with a very sweet personality.
I meant to reply to this too and say how sorry I am to read this. I'm sure it's awful to witness him in any pain or suffering. Sending positive healing thoughts for your Gunner. Keep us posted and I hope you only have good news from here on out.
Do you know who the parents were?
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