Breeding client Testimonials
Karen & Tim - San Diego, CA
When my husband and I went looking for another competition Vizsla, we talked with some very respected pros and breeders and we were eventually referred to the Kuivenhovens. Ken and Janet were very attentive and careful in their selection with the prospective new owners making sure it was a good fit with the pup. We were lucky to get one of the pups from the Nellie/ET breeding and our "Pearl" has just been constantly amazing us – excelling in the field and in the show ring. She is very smart, with tons of drive and plenty of personality. We consider ourselves lucky to have a continuing and very supportive relationship with Kuivenhovens and we would enthusiastically recommend a Vizsla from Willowynd Ranch.
Jodi & Ed - Sacramento, CA
Jodi ---> We were extremely fortunate to be selected (from a long list of potential owners) for a vizsla puppy from Willowynd Ranch in 2010. Our Kyburz (Ky) is from the 2010 breeding of Willowynd’s Tessa and Onpoint's Spinning Axel "Jack". Ky is our first vizsla and we could not be happier with him as the puppy selected for us by Ken and Janet.
About Ken and Janet: Anyone would be lucky to be selected for a puppy from Willowynd. They are responsible breeders who breed on a limited basis and provide exceptional handling and socialization for their puppies. They make themselves readily available for any questions from new owners. We live nearby, so worked with Ken in training Ky to hunt and also board our dogs with them when traveling. We also have a rescue vizsla with some behavioral issues, and they have been very patient and kind in working with Rudi when boarding him. We feel so very lucky to have met Ken and Janet and consider them close friends.
About Kyburz: Ky is both a hunter and family dog and shows all the best characteristics of the vizsla breed in both aspects. Ky is an absolutely stellar hunter who thoroughly enjoys and craves the hunt, yet at home he is calm and shows all the affection and happy desire to cuddle that are compelling aspects of this wonderful breed. Aside from hunting, we are mainly an outdoors family and hike, mountain bike, and run with our dogs. Ky loves to run, but everyone is amazed by his recall. People frequently stop us to admire his looks and question us about the breed. He easily passed two Junior hunt tests that we attended, and likely would have done exceptionally well in competition had we been interested in pursuing trials. He is simply an incredible and beautiful dog that we cherish greatly. I (obviously) cannot say enough good things about Kyburz and Willowynd Ranch – you would be very lucky to be selected for one of their puppies.
Ed -->Our dog Ky definitely is an angel. On a recent hunt went through three fields that already had 50 people and 30 dogs through them and he still found and pointed three pheasant resulting in three bagged birds. His new nickname is "the sweeper" 'cuz he finds what the other dogs can't...but I'm not gloating : ) If anyone is looking for a wonderful Vizsla that is a great family dog and hunter...Ky is from one of Willowynd Ranch Vizslas litters. They don't breed often but will have two litters (keep our fingers crossed) this winter I believe. Ken's been great in getting Ky and I trained too ; ) (I needed more training that Ky). I don't typically do testimonials, but I do feel strongly about our wonderful pooch, hence the recommendation.