Here at Gunfield we take our breeding responsibilities very seriously
We ensure that any breeding we do is responsible and ethical and puts the welfare of our breeding dogs first a foremost.
Here’s some of what we do to ensure our breeding is done in this way.
We are members of the UK Kennel clubs Assured breeders scheme since 2006 we exceed the recommendations for health testing and care of our dogs.
We are fully compliant five star license holders with the local authority meaning our premises, record keeping and animals welfare meets the higher standards laid out by DEFRA.
We perform the following tests on our dogs pre breeding-
HEALTH TESTMANDATORY FOR KC GUNFIELD
AUDIBLE HEART CHECKED
HIP SCORING HIP SCORING
ELBOW SCORING ELBOW SCORING
EYE TESTING EYE TESTING
LONG HAIRED GENE SCREENING
In addition to this we can test for prior to breeding we insure our dogs have the correct friendly Vizsla temperament and they are free from hereditary faults such as malocclusions, Entropion or Ectropion and they have never suffered from an Autoimmune condition.
Breeding ethics isn't all about health testing other important things are the welfare of our dogs and puppies-
Our dogs have an active life being working gundogs, they are given lots of training and exercise and fed a good quality diet.
They are seen regularly by our vet and have immunisations to prevent disease and regular parasite control.
Our puppies are monitored from conception we have our own ultrasound scanner so we can keep a check on mum and babies regularly.
The puppies are always delivered in our home where we can supervise them 24/7 once they are older the move to the purpose built puppy house.
The puppy house has the following facilities for the puppies-
Large pen with wipeable walls and floor
Raised water and food bowls
fully lit all year round
Fully climate control to prevent over heating or the cold.
Plug heat lamps for creating warmer zones
Wall mounted fans for ventilation
Sound system for playing socialisation CDs
Crate to initialise crate training
Lots of toys
CCTV so they are never unsupervised.
Once out in the pen puppies come into the home daily for household socialisation , they follow www.thepuppyplan.com