Gunfield Hungarian Vizslas

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Breed General Questions


 What colours do Vizslas come in?

Basically, one colour termed as Russet Gold shades may vary from light to dark

What is a Hunt point and retrieve -HPR

 HPR stands for Hunt, Point and Retrieve breeds like pointers, Vizslas, Brittanies and Weimeraners are all HPRs. When they are used as gundogs, they hunt the terrain and use their nose to find birds indicate them by pointing  then retrieve them once shot.
While the basic instincts are natural training is required.


 Can HPR s such as Vizslas make family pets?

 Yes they can provided owners harness the energy , intelligence and hunting desires and put them into a constructive way of life, bored dogs can be vocal and destructive


Can you have a vizsla if you work?

Yes and No, the vizsla is not suitable to be left alone for more than a few hours a day so you should only consider one if you can take them to work with you or arrange reliable day care.


Are Vizslas good with children?

Vizslas  are notably bouncy, nippy and can be dominant in adolescence while they can make great pets with children a significant amount of training and socialisation is required from the owner.


Health Questions

What health tests should a vizsla have?

When looking for a puppy as a minimum you should ensure the mum and dad are both hip scored,  and at least one parent is tested clear of Cerebellar Ataxia.

Other highly desirable tests are Eye testing, Elbow scoring, Eye testing. LH testing and HUU testing.


What is a good hip score?

Hip scores are done per hip with a range of 0 (perfect) to 53 (worst) the lower the score the better.

The current breed average (mean) is a combined total of 12 this is just an average it doesn’t dictate what is the correct score or max score.

Breeders should pay attention not only to individuals hip scores but to those of their parents, siblings and offspring to gain a better picture of the genetics of HD in a line.

Personally, if I am purchasing a puppy I would like to see no more than 10 on any parents individual hip i.e max score would be 10/10 total 20.
If a dog is close to the max the other parents should be low scoring from low scoring lineage

Please visit our Hip scoring information page

Puppy questions

Do I need a KC registered puppy?
Yes absolutely KC while no a guarantee over perfect breeding is a important box ticked by responsible breeders  please refer to
our dos and don’ts page for more information


How long does it take to get a puppy?
This can vary dramatically some of the better-known respected breeders can have waiting lists of a year  to  18 months
Generally, all responsible breeders plan ahead forming waiting lists before mating their female so expect to wait.

Concentrate on finding the right breeder rather than a puppy to fit a time scale.


What age is a puppy ready for their new home?

Never before 8 weeks and preferably before 10 weeks


What should I pay for a puppy ?

Prices have increased since covid and are variable dependant on lineage, intended use and region.
It is breeders right to set their price as it is the purchasers to choose if they wish to buy at that price.
The KC, Breed clubs or advertising websites have no control over prices, you should set yourself a budget and stick within it if you can't buy a puppy within your budget consider giving an older rescue dog a home.

Never compromise on health or ethics for the sake of a cheaper puppy.

Based on published prices during September 2020 this is a costing estimate-


  • Pet puppy between £2000-£3000
  • Show / Breeding Puppy Between £3000- £4000
  • Part trained dog between £3000- £4000
  • Fully trained dog £4000 plus*

*A word of caution the Vizsla is a dog thats intelligent enough to weigh up the abilities of a handler and any given circumstance often fully trained dogs do not  behave as such once taken to a new home.
You will rarely see a responsible breeder advertising  fully trained dogs.


Gunfield specific questions.

What happens when I join the waiting list?

Once you join the waiting list you are waiting for us to have a suitable puppy available for you.
You would’ve been given an estimate of time prior to joining.
Please don’t ask what number you are on the waiting list as it doesn’t work like that puppies are allocated based not only on the date that you join the list but on suitability for your family.
For example somebody who has requested a female puppy for showing/breeding may need to wait longer than somebody who has stated no gender preference and is looking for a family companion.
Once you are in line for you will be notified normally by email or telephone this will happen when the mother to be is confirmed pregnant giving you approximately 14 weeks to prepare for your new arrival.
At that time you are unable to take a puppy you have two options available to you-
1. To leave the waiting list completely and forfeit your deposit
2. To defer to a later litter, When deferring to a later letter you will be expected to pay the current price of a puppy at that time and you will not automatically be at the top of the list often we have people who have requested a second puppy from a particular parent who have waited a lot longer than you.
Once allocated to a litter you’ll be kept up-to-date by use of a litter page Where photos, videos general information and updates will be posted minimum of weekly.
Will be invited to visit your puppy once he or she is old enough and to collect when your puppy is eight weeks of age.


Why do I have to pay a deposit/reservation fee to go on the waiting list?
Breeders receive a lot of enquires and some prefer to keep a smaller list of people that are dedicated to having a puppy from them and who are  prepared to wait for that perfect family member as  spaces are in short supply they only offer them to those that are prepared to offer that commitment.
You should make sure you are receipted for your deposit and costs, term of sale are clearly laid out prior  to payment to avoid misunderstandings.


What will I expect to receive as part of my Puppy purchase package?

All breeders are different but here is what we give our puppy owners so you have an idea -

  • Kennel club registration on the kennel club breeder register.
  • Microchip implantation, registration on the database and transfer to your ownership.
  • A five generation family tree
  • Four weeks insurance with pet plan or five weeks insurance with the kennel club which ever you prefer.
  • A voucher to obtain a weeks worth of raw food.
  • A collar and lead
  • A blanket scented of litter mates
  • A 35 page copy care booklet specific to your puppy detailing socialisation, temperament testing, worming and advice on caring for your puppy.
  • Future support with your puppy in the form of email, telephone or social media.