Looking for a Vizsla Puppy???
Plan to wait 4-6 months (or longer) for a well-bred puppy from any Reputable and Responsible Breeder.
Beware of breeders who always have puppies or those who are in the puppy business, neither is a good thing.
Educate yourself on buying online, visit “PupQuest” to learn more about reputable breeders and “Website Warning Signs” (applies to all breeds).
*** Exciting News: We are planning a Spring 2016 Litter ***
Lovely potential for puppies with exceptional temperament and breed type, please inquire.
To read about what our current owners have to say about their experience, visit our Extended Family & References page.
Update on our 2015 Litter – The Easy Riders
Moonlight’s one-and-only litter in 2015 arrived on February 9th; all six exceptional puppies (4 girls, 2 boys) have gone to their forever homes, save one (“Arielle”) who stayed at Moonlight Vizslas. Sired by Int’l CH/Am MBISS Gold GCH Jen’s Penny Matra Baci’s Boogie Fever, ROM “Baci” to GCH Moonlight ‘n Tamaron When Stars, Align, CGC “Lyra” — read more about the puppies and parents on their blog The Easy Riders Litter.
If you feel you can offer a Moonlight Vizsla Puppy an exceptional home and are able to submit to a lengthy interview process, please inquire (more often I give referrals to other reputable breeder across the US). Before sending an email, please read “About A Moonlight Vizsla Puppy” (below). In your intro e-mail, please describe your lifestyle and “why” a Vizsla? If you are new to the breed, read the Vizsla Information webpage. One liners asking about “price” or a “puppy available today” will not be returned.
About A Moonlight Vizsla Puppy
Our Breeding Program places the focus on quality, not quantity.
Our goal is to produce dogs who can compete in multiple venues, Show, Hunt, Obedience, Agility . . . AND make wonderful companions. We only breed dogs of sound temperament, correct breed type, natural hunting ability, and overall good health. Planning a litter is a huge undertaking which begins months (sometimes years) ahead of time. We undertake extensive health testing before breeding; dogs are OFA cleared for Hips, Thyroid and Eyes (CERF), which adheres to the CHIC recommended health screenings for Vizslas (link to more info: CHIC certification). Often they have Cardiac, Elbow or PennHip testing as well.
When have puppies available, they will be adopted out with a 3-year health guarantee, and a lifetime of support and advice to the new family. Both the Sire and Dam of our puppies will be AKC Conformation Champions and/or Grand Champions (not just a “champion pedigree”) who are AKC and DNA Registered. Parents will have well-bred pedigrees full of titled dogs, and a history of relevant/verifiable multi-generational health clearances. For the first 8+ weeks of life, our puppies will be extensively socialized both inside/outside our home (new people/places/faces), cared for and raised with the highest standards possible (24 hours a day) and the foundation for crate training/housebreaking will be started. Due to the amount of time and effort put into the Moonlight Vizslas breeding program, we are highly selective where these puppies are placed. If, for any reason, an owner cannot keep their puppy/dog, it must be returned to us.
We are members of the Vizsla Club of America (VCA) and abide by the Code of Ethics, and maintain membership in several other Regional Vizsla Clubs (South Coast Vizsla Club – SoCal, Vizsla Club of Northern CA, and Rocky Mountain Vizsla Club – CO).
We are happy to discuss the breed with you, and see if it is a good fit for your family and lifestyle; additionally, you can read about the breed on our Vizsla Information webpage. I may also be able to refer you to another Reputable Breeder, Regional Club or Rescue. Prepare to wait 4-6 months (or likely, longer) for a puppy from any Reputable Breeder. You will find that the time and effort put into finding a puppy from a Reputable Breeder – well worth the wait.
Additional Reading: “Puppy Buying Etiquette” – Ruffly Speaking Blog • How to Get a Puppy From Us (or Another Good Breeder) • Vizsla Club of America – “Choosing A Responsible Breeder” • “A Dozen Simple Ways to Be Certain You Are Working with a Reputable Breeder”
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Moonlight Vizslas – AKC Breeder of Merit
“The Breeder of Merit Program honors breeder/exhibitors’ dedication and hard work as they continue to produce dogs that are healthy, capable, and beautiful. The foundation of today’s AKC, Breeders of Merit have the power to influence, guide, and teach future breeders, exhibitors, and all purebred dog owners.”
Note: Just like having AKC papers is not a sign of quality – you will want to thoroughly vet any breeder before buying a puppy – that INCLUDES Breeders’ of Merit.