Thursday, February 23, 2017

Welcome to Windrunner Vizslas! Located in Columbus Ohio


Welcome to the blog part of our web site! We are breeders and exhibitors of Vizslas. Check out the rest to see more about us and our dogs.

Our next litter will be Jinks' first litter Spring 2017. Please visit our Upcoming Litters page for more information and before contacting us. As of right now we are not considering additional homes until Jinks is pregnant and we have an idea of possible litter size. We are happy to try to help you find a litter so long as you are looking for a reputable, respected, preservation hobby breeder. Lots of adjectives there but how else are you going to differentiate from the BYBs and puppy mill breeders!
If you aren't certain how to contact a breeder of quality please review this link https://rufflyspeaking.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/puppy-buyer-ettiquette/

Saturday, December 14, 2013

They've All Flown The Coop!

First to leave were Thor and Frigg.  Followed by Athena, Hesta and Iris.  Luna is the one to stay.  The rest of their adventures will be shown on their dedicated page and throughout this blog.  I feel very fortunate to have a wonderful friend and co-breeder in Rhoda Ezell to volunteer to go on this joint venture.  I'm looking forward to hearing about a lot of fun times with these pups.

FAWA Windrunner's Heart of Gold - Remi with Patti, Frank and Rudi (FKA Thor - blue)

FAWA Windrunner Halfblood Phoenix - Phoenix with Bill Liam Connor and Jamee (FKA Frigg - dk green)

FAWA Windruuner Halley's Comet - Zora with Jim and Fran (FKA - Athena - lt green)

FAWA Windrunner Hot on the Trail - Seeker with Susan (FKA Hesta - pink)

FAWA Windrunner Harmony - Harmony with Wendy (FKA Iris - orange)

FAWA Windrunner High Jinks - Jinks with Pixie me and Roady (FKA Luna - purple)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Last Night As a Whole Litter

Tonight is their last night together so I'm letting them sleep together one last time. Even Pixie wanted to join in on the action and usually she sleeps upstairs. That part is very sad to me.  The good thing for them is that after this weekend they will all start their new lives and be a part of their new family causing chaos and destruction away from my house!  Really though, I will miss them as Rhoda has also. They have had a pretty quiet night.  Iris now Harmony went for a sleepover and came back in the evening.  Hesta, now Seeker, also went for a sleep over and is back.  Luna, now Jinks, had a visit for a few hours in the evening.  Tomorrow they may go back to sleeping separately.


These smarties have started running into their crates when food is around.  They don't stay very  long so I have to be quick to get a bowl in and the door shut but I was very surprised that the behavior was offered. This past week we have been busy with visits, going to the park, and play play playing!  I've posted several videos on my youtube site and have some of the pictures below.


















 They went to the vet and saw our favorite Dr. Joanne Buehner,  Friends Lisa and Rick were there too.  Rick had his new Saluki pup, Siri, born two days after the puppies.





Saturday, November 30, 2013

What Have The Beasts Been Up To

Over the last few days the pups have had several car rides, been to a new field, had an over-nighter, played in the basement playroom, learned to do open slated stairs, met a few new dogs, met people while crated in the car, started eating from their own bowls, started going on individual field trips and tonight will start being confined to crates at night.  During their nap (while we were eating dinner) someone did this:
Yes that is the cord I used to use to connect my camera to the computer.  I was in the process of uploading some videos of them playing downstairs today.  I thought I had the cord hidden and not in their line of sight but apparently not.  The computer protected itself and shut down and no puppy had mouth burns so it worked out ok and thank goodness Mom showed me that I have a port for a memory card. There are videos at  http://www.youtube.com/user/drewwrestling?feature=watch.  Not all of them uploaded and somehow I've managed to delete them.  Perhaps that is the puppies' doing.




Athena


 Hesta

Thor


Iris


Frigg

Luna                 
 


It's time to get them out for their last time of the night then into crates of two puppies each.  Morning is probably going to come very soon.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Here Until They Go Home

The pups are back with a vengeance!  Yesterday was super busy testing day!  First out with birds with Jean Webb.  Next temperament testing with Lisa Baird.  Finally, conformation evaluation with Peggy Haas.  Still no decisions on who goes where. We'll continue to evaluate over the next week and make some decisions then.  Decisions, decisions!  Such a fun bunch of pups!

We have an extra visitor this week in the form of Daz, Lisa's Portuguese Podengo Pequeno.  The puppies love her and she seems to really enjoy them.  They are going as a group to Wendy's house tonight for an overnighter then coming back in the morning.

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Henry has determined that we are keeping a puppy.  Apparently I need to work more :-)

So far so good on the pups.  They look fabulous and having a great time running around here and there and are well on the way to being housebroken.  I think we'll start individual crating Friday night.  Right now they have two open crates in their space overnight and have not had an overnight poop in days. They should be pretty easy for their new owners when there is only one puppy to concentrate on.








Friday, November 8, 2013

5 Weeks Old Today!

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Happy 5 weeks old little Gifts of the Gods Poopies! To celebrate they did not get poop on their bed over night!


Sleeping with Momma
We have spent the week concentrating on pottying outside, stairs, trying to get Kai's weight back up a bit and doing some weaning.  We have lad lots of play time with introduction to things moving under their feet like the sit and spin, upside down sled, and  saucer sled which I will make into a swing when they come back.  They have a new friend Bob (see prior posts).  They've done some climbing on the little slide, running through the tunnel, climbing under and over furniture - yes someone did poop on my sheepskin covered ottoman (!!!!!!!!  Really?!?!?!).  They've had some fun with the electronic toys that light up and make noises and of course they've had big man time with Henry and Drew.  Oh and don't forget the tv that is always on too loud...can you hear me?!?!

Cow milkers with rope are cool toys!
Some adjustments will have to be made to the pen I've made for them since I just saw Athena trying out her teeth on the part of the wall I don't have covered.  I've been trying to really "see" them.  Usually by now i can take collars off of everyone and tell who is who.  Not so with this bunch so I have started to do them in pairs.  Frigg and Athena seemed the most different so I started with them.  Now I've got Luna and Iris which isn't the best idea.  After several hours now they are starting to look more different to me.  It's a good exercise in having my eye learn the individual differences in a short time.  They are all pretty similar so it's going slower than usual.  Mom took some pictures yesterday so that may help some as well.

Gimme that sit and spin!  I'm going for a twirl!
They are at 4 meals a day with 2 - 3 nursings from Kai.  She is as thin as a rail but I think we may be at a turning point with the whole supply and demand side of nursing.  She seems to be starting to produce a little less.
Trying out the bouncy slick sled
I've put several videos from today and yesterday on my youtube site.  I have no idea what is on them so if there is anything offensive let me know so i can take them off.  I usually tune out the tv or anyone yelling in the background when I'm taping :-)
http://www.youtube.com/user/drewwrestling/videos

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They've had several visitors this week ending tonight with Wendy's nephew and great nephew and tomorrow with Susan and Rhoda.  I'll miss them but look forward to the fun when they get back in two weeks!  They will be completely house trained by then right Rhoda?


Playing with cousin Pix
Right now they are listening to a thunder sound track.  Fall puppies don't get too many summer storms.  They also have tried out noisy children noises and construction sounds though they did experience the real thing on garbage day with the trucks going down the street.  They have had the "joy" of Pixie barking at the squirrels she has missed that are then laughing at her from the trees.

Almost time to eat.  This one should have been a video b/c Frigg is screaming her head off!