VIZSLA HEALTH ISSUES
VIZSLA INFLAMMATORY POLYMYOPATHY (VIP)
Autoimmune conditions are present in many breeds of
dog the Vizsla is not exempt from them
Typical onset is usually is around 9 months to two years of age and frequently there is an acute episode of retching, gagging, choking, dysphagia and hyper salivation.
difficulty swallowing food and water
muscle wastage around the skull
inability to open the mouth correctly
Research is being carried out and you
can view more details on this condition here
VIP and the Gunfield Kennel
One thing the we are renowned for at the Gunfield kennel is our honesty about health issues so here is the information we have regarding dogs of our breeding this info is correct to the best of our knowledge and was last updated on 17/07/2017.
Thankfully the cases of VIP in our lines are very rare, to the best of our knowledge we have only bred one dog with confirmed VIP (Gunfield Golden Flames DOB 09/11/2013) in 397 puppies bred over a 18 year period.
In addition to our own homebred puppies there have
been two further cases produced by dogs involved in our breeding program.
The late Sugar Baro of Gunfield produced one case of VIP in the 291 offspring he had in the UK and Hungary.
Vadaszfai Nador Of Gunfield has
produced one suspected case in the 177 puppies he has sired to date.