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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 8 - Whelping

One of the most fascinating and exciting aspects of Vizsla owning and breeding must be watching a bitch whelping. They are such natural mothers, they need little assistance while giving birth. They don't fuss or panic, they seem by instinct to understand what is required of them.
The construction of the Vizsla bitch is such that there is nothing to inhibit a normal birth. There is no reason why any bitch should not give birth quite naturally without complications and with minimum help from the owner. A visit from the veterinary surgeon afterwards to check that all is well is all that is needed.....

Puppies no longer dependent on their dam
Puppies no longer dependent on their dam


Subheadings in chapter 8

The Expectant Mother.
The Whelping Box.
Items Necessary for the Birth.
The Pre-Birth Signs.
The Birth.
Whelping Problams.
Weaning and Feeding.
Worming Puppies.
Approximate Pattern of Development.
The Litter Develops.