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Realizing that the number of Vizsla enthusiasts in north Florida was growing, the time came for us to start our own club.  Many of the Vizsla owners in this region were individuals who had never gone to an AKC event hosted by other clubs due to the great distance of travel.  We are excited to be able to bring AKC events to this area as well as the surrounding states of AL, MS, GA and LA.  Our goal is to encourage and support Vizlsa owners to become involved and excited about all the fun activities they can enjoy with their special Vizsla companions and to get to know other Vizsla owners.
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mission

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  • Maintain the highest standard of the Vizsla purebred dog and preserve its integrity.

  • Promote and provide Vizsla events sanctioned by the AKC: Conformation, Obedience, Hunt Tests, Field Trials, Agility, and Educational Events that bring members together in order to continue to develop the breed.

  • Take whatever actions necessary to protect and assure the continuation of the Vizsla Breed and the support of purebred dogs.

  • The Emerald Coast Vizsla Club supports the Vizsla Club of America's Code of Ethics.

 

code

The CODE OF ETHICS for breeders and owners of the vizsla was accepted by the VCA Board of Directors and the general membership on October 24, 1992; then expanded November 2005 by VCA BOD and approved by the VCA Membership in October 2006.

CODE OF ETHICS

Sportsmanship
VCA members shall always conduct themselves in a manner which will reflect credit upon themselves, their vizslas and the sport of purebred dogs, regardless of the location or circumstance; protect and advance the development of the vizsla through continued improvement of soundness, stable temperament, natural hunting ability and conformation as set forth in the official Vizsla Standard.

Health
VCA members shall maintain the best possible standard of canine health, cleanliness and veterinary care in an atmosphere conducive to the stable development of their dogs.

Breeding
VCA members shall breed only with the intention of improving the breed by breeding only those vizslas who conform to the standard as recognized by the American Kennel Club and who exhibit soundness, stable temperament and natural hunting ability. Further, VCA members shall breed only those dogs who have a DNA number and are free of serious hereditary defects (including epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy, Von Willebrands, entropian and cranial muscular atrophy), and are over two years of age and have been x-rayed and OFA-certified as free from hip dysplasia.

VCA members must exhibit a commitment to vizslas they have bred and sold by supporting rescue through involvement with any vizsla placed in rescue, produced by either dog or bitch that is member-owned or co-owned. Support may include but is not limited to financial, fostering and/or re-homing.

Sales ~ VCA members shall:
+ not breed, sell, consign puppies or adult dogs to pet shops or other commercial ventures such as lotteries or raffles
+ honestly evaluate the quality of the vizsla sold, fairly represent that evaluation and urge puppy purchasers to spay or neuter all pets which for any reason will not be used for breeding
+ not release puppies under seven weeks of age (in Florida the law is 8 weeks of age)
+ furnish details on feeding, care, inoculations, pedigrees and written sales agreements
+ sell any puppy which will not be used for breeding on Limited Registration from AKC
+ screen all prospective buyers to assure that puppies have safe and loving homes
+ supply assistance and support to puppy buyers for the life of the dog
+ encourage owners to become involved in vizsla activities, the Vizsla Club of America and regional vizsla clubs

officers


President
Sue Towne    
Freeport, FL

Vice President
David Black
Destin, FL


Secretary
Jane Schachle
Cantonment, FL


Treasurer
Shella Black
Destin, FL


Board of Directors:

Allen Lindsay
Milton, FL 

Anna DeZalia
Niceville, FL

Patty Hart
Alachua, FL

Tony Schachle
Cantonment, FL