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Vizsla Breeders in California [2022]

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Wondering where to find the best vizsla breeders in California? Trying to find a vizsla puppy for sale in California and want to be sure you are dealing with a reputable vizsla breeder?

In this guide we list 5 reputable California vizsla breeders, explain how to find other responsible California vizsla breeders and share tips for you to be confident you are sourcing a puppy from ethical vizsla dog breeders.

So whether you are starting your search for vizsla breeders in Southern California or Northern California, or looking for vizsla puppies for sale in California now, read on to find out where to find vizsla puppies in California.


This article is based on research and personal experience as a Vizsla owner. I’m not a qualified dog trainer, breeder, Vet or dog behaviourist.


Where To Find Vizsla Puppies For Sale, California

There are many places to buy vizsla puppies in California. And unfortunately, like all other states, when it comes to vizsla breeders California has it’s fair share of puppy mills and unethical backyard breeders who don’t have the best interests of the puppies or the breed in mind.

But however tempting it may be to buy a vizsla puppy from these places, the only people you should deal with when buying a vizsla puppy are reputable vizsla breeders.

When you deal with top California vizsla breeders you can be confident you are buying a healthy vizsla dog with a stable temperament and good breeder support.

So to help you find them, we outline the key attributes of quality breeders in the next section.

Then we list 5 reputable vizsla California breeders to get you started on your search.

It is usually best to send an introduction email (or call) with details about you and your circumstances and why you want to own a Hungarian vizsla.

Most breeders will only breed occasionally but they often know of other breeders with upcoming litters.

Finally, be prepared to accept that finding the perfect puppy usually takes time and you may need to wait 6-12 months (or longer) to welcome a puppy into your home.

Features Of Reputable California Vizsla Breeders

The objective of the best vizsla breeders is to produce stable, healthy dogs that meet the Hungarian vizsla standard and ensure preservation of the breed.

They are not driven solely by income from puppy sales.

If you are a first time dog owner, read this in depth guide to finding the best vizsla breeders before contacting breeders.

The traits of reputable vizsla breeders include:

  • Knowledgeable selection of both the dame and sire.
  • A thorough understanding of bloodlines, health and temperaments.
  • Are open to questions and will ask their own questions of you too.
  • Health tests are completed for both the parents and puppies.
  • Ongoing breeder support and return to breeder options.

Health tested dogs can be verified at ofa.org and bloodlines viewed at vizsladatabase.com

Due to the high energy and unique personality of Hungarian Vizslas, all respected vizsla dog breeders will want to know more about you, your lifestyle and what your plans are for a vizsla.

They will also want to know if you are looking for a hunting or field dog, show dog or family companion dog.

The perfect temperament for a family dog will differ to one that will succeed in the field.

Be guided by the breeder when looking for a puppy. They will have a good understanding of the temperaments of the puppies and the bloodlines of the parents to find the best match for your circumstances.

Closeup of young Hungarian vizsla puppy sleeping.

Top Vizsla Breeders In California [2022]

Listed below are just 5 of the top local vizsla breeders in Northern California and Southern California.

All of these breeders follow the Vizsla Club of America ethical breeding guidelines.

1. Salt Creek Vizslas

Located in Southern California in San Clemente CA, Salt Creek Vizslas have been involved with vizslas since 2012 and an AKC Breeder Of Merit since 2019.

Kevin and Staci are active members of several local and national Vizsla clubs including the Southern California Vizsla Club, the Vizsla Club of America and the NAVHDA.

Their dogs compete and win titles in conformation, hunt, field, scent work and with the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA).

The breeding philosophy is focused on promoting a vizsla that first and foremost is a bird dog with an even temperament that meets the vizsla standard.

Salt Creek Vizslas Contact Details

2. Starrpath Vizsla

Located in Southern California in San Bernadino County, Starrpath Vizsla is an AKC Breeder of Merit.

Melody is an active member of the SCVC, VCA and the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA).

Starrpath Vizsla train their dogs both for the hunt and the conformation ring.

Puppies are registered with both the AKC and NAVHDA and bred to be true versatile vizslas.

Breeding is limited to dogs with good or excellent OFA health ratings and ongoing support is provided to new puppy owners.

Starrpath Vizsla Contact Details

3. Koppertone Vizslas

Located north of Los Angeles, Koppertone Vizslas have been actively involved with vizslas since 1985 and are an AKC Breeder of Merit – Gold.

Active in both local and state vizsla clubs, Koppertone Vizslas breed both Hungarian vizslas and wirehaired vizslas and have bred top show and obedience dogs over many years.

Koppertone vizsla dogs are bred primarily as companion dogs that meet the vizsla standard.

Only dogs with a conformation title are bred and socialization of puppies starts right away.

Mark and Bonnie also provide ongoing support to new Koppertone puppy owners.

Koppertone Vizslas Contact Details

Closeup of new vizsla puppy sleeping.

4. DryCreek Vizslas

If you are looking for Northern California Vizsla breeders, consider DryCreek Vizslas.

Located in Sonoma County, DryCreek Vizslas have been breeding vizslas for almost 20 years.

DryCreek Vizslas compete successfully in AKC venues, particularly field trials and hunting tests. They focus on producing healthy vizslas that are strong in the field with a sound temperament suitable for the home.

They are active members of their local, state and national vizsla clubs and Nancy is the current President of the Vizsla Club Of Northern California (VCNC).

DryCreek Vizslas Contact Details

5. Adara Vizslas

Located in Sacramento County in Northern California, Adara Vizslas have been a member of the vizsla community since 1998.

Adara Vizslas compete in all AKC venues including conformation, agility, hunt tests and field trials, obedience and therapy dog.

Colleen is an active member of the local and state vizsla clubs.

Puppies are only bred from AKC Champion dame and sire with health testing and proven pedigrees.

Adara Vizslas Contact Details

Conclusion

This is by no means a comprehensive list of all reputable vizsla breeders on the west coast.

For a full list of vizsla dog breeders California has, and the most up to date information on local vizsla litters, we recommend you contact your local vizsla club as they will know more about vizsla puppies near you.

We wish you the best of luck in your search for a vizsla puppy!

Finally, if you are prepared to travel, another option is to contact vizsla puppy breeders in other states:

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About Rachel

Founder of It's a Vizsla, Rachel is a vizsla owner who loves to research and share practical tips to help other vizsla owners care for their fur babies. She loves getting outdoors and hanging out with her vizsla, Lottie.