we have a vizsla from ray. She is very scared of everything. What would cause this?I don't think Ray does any OFA health tests.
Atleast he didn't in the past. Without him doing a minimum of hips, I would pass on one of his pups.
He use to compete with his dogs in field trials.
I don't think he still competes with them.
I've only met 2 dogs bred by Ray.
One was a very good dog, the other was scared of just about everything.
You can contact Rene with Huntmore Vizsla.
She should have a list of reputable breeders in Texas.
She is 1 year. We got her from Ray at 4 months. She hates leashes and won’t go on a walk. It’s driving my kids crazy.The one I knew that was scared of everything, was from a mother that was the same way.
Temperament can be genetic, and passed on from one of the parents.
It can even skip a generation, and show itself again.
It's not always the reason. But a parent with an unstable temperament, has a higher chance producing unstable temperament in a litter.
How old is your pup, and could it be going through a fear stage.
not scared in the field runs like crazy! It’s more man made things etc. and not scared at home for the most part. Gosh I hope I didn’t get that puppy. She seems good health wise so far. Could I email you?Guessing she lacked a lot of socialization over the first four months of her life.
Is she scared out in the field, or just outdoors around man-made things?
I saw a while back he was selling a puppy for cheap. If I remember right it was an older puppy, and he said it was due to his health problems.
Hi Piper, did you pick your dog out of a litter from Ray, or was she his only pup that age? What were his facilities like?not scared in the field runs like crazy! It’s more man made things etc. and not scared at home for the most part. Gosh I hope I didn’t get that puppy. She seems good health wise so far. Could I email you?
I really appreciate the advice and taking the time to help me assess, especially the info on skills / titles. Im still on the hunt and have decided to take my time and make sure I have ticked all the boxes.This is my opinion based upon what I have seen in my many years of Vizsla ownership. You will love your Vizsla more than you ever thought you could. You will want all of the good things in life for your Vizsla and you will want that life to be long and trouble free. Do yourself a favor; choose a breeder that performs the minimum health tests to show that pup will most likely be free of hip or elbow dysplacia; these are genetic tendencies that can cripple a dog as young as 4 months. Do yourself another favor; buy from a breeder that competes with their dogs; AKC or other national titles show he/she has bred dogs built to succeed in the show and/or field dog arena. If you want a dog that looks beautiful but doesn't want to chase birds all day; get one with a lot of conformation titles in the pedigree. If you want a dog that can go all day hunting birds, or running marathons with you, get one that comes from hunting or field dog lines...you can tell because the titles will be behind the dog's name. If you want a dog that looks good, and will be able to do other things you want him/her to do, get one that has titles before the father/mother names and behind them too. Those type of pedigrees show great conformation and the soundness to perform. These qualities are passed to the offspring. The Vizsla is known for beauty, personality, velcro tendencies and abilities...remember that when you look for a puppy. There are so many good breeders; choose one to provide your life companion.