Tribute to Moms
|Miska with one of her puppies (2011)|
Mom in this case is Miska. She's been an awesome mother to 12 puppies, six in each of her two litters. But even before she had her own babies, she demonstrated wonderful maternal instincts when her younger siblings (our Nova-Hudson litter) were born in 2006. At that time, Miska was 3 years old and so badly wanted to join her mom, Nova, in the whelping box to help clean and nurse Nova's 8 puppies (even though Miska couldn't nurse at the time). It's really no surprise that she's been a fantastic mother because her mom, Nova, was tremendous, Miska's paternal grand-mother, Nekah was also an extremely devoted mother and Miska's maternal grand-ma, Bree, is wonderful around other dogs. As well, Miska's father, Sasha, was absolutely terrific with puppies and all dogs and Brick, the father of our 2011 litter also has a terrific personality. Adding to the wonderful temperament/fantastic mom list is Miska's sister/littermate, Shandy (2 litters), half-sister Mila sired by our Sasha) and niece Gypsy (who is Mila's daughter/Sasha's grand-daughter). All of these female Vizslas have been wonderful mothers to their puppies. So here's to you terrific Vizsla Moms!
It's so important to breed dogs with good temperaments. I know of a few Vizsla breeders that haven't always done this but they shall remain nameless. If you don't have a good stable temperament in the parents, then you are being irresponsible by breeding them.
Here's a short video clip created by Corrine Sellars of Miska watching over and trying to discipline her two puppies - 11 week-old Bodi (Mr Blue) and Tunder (Mr Black) who were acting crazy in our family room.