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About the Author

Gay Gottlieb was born in Gloucestershire and spent her formative years in the country. She went to school in England and Switzerland and lived in Paris for some years. She welcomed her first Vizsla dog, Sh Ch Waidman Remus, in the early 1970s, shortly followed by a bitch, Sh Ch Galfrid Sofia at Russetmantle. Over the following four decades she studied and nurtured the breed dedicating her time and love to this most beautiful animal.

Gay Gottlieb with puppies


In 2008 Gay Gottlieb was honoured to receive the prestigious 'Lifetime Achievement Award' presented by the Hungarian Vizsla Society.  To find out more about the award please click here.

Chapter 7 - To Breed or not to Breed

If you own a Vizsla bitch, inevitably the question will arise of whether to breed from her. Those who have been in the breed for any length of time will probably understand the market for Vizsla puppies, but those who are new to the breed and have not had the opportunity to appreciate what breeding could entail ought to consider the pros and cons. I must make it quite clear that there is little profit in breeding Vizsla puppies. If the puppies are well reared and cared for, costs may just be covered if they are sold at seven or eight weeks old, but since the Vizsla really is only for the specialist they are certainly not suitable for all homes. Anyone wishing to breed their bitch should consider where their responsibility lies....

Puppy deep in thought
Russetmantle Whitsum aged 7 week


Subheadings in chapter 7

 The Cost of Whelping (A Cautionary Tale).
After Puppies Leave the Whelping Box.
Space for Play.
Time for the Puppies.
The Decision.
Your Bitch as a Brood Bitch.
Breeding Objectives.
Breeding Vizslas.
The Vizsla at Stud.
Code of Ethics.