About Keystone Vizsla Club
The Keystone Vizsla Club of Pennsylvania was conceived and originated in 2007. The club's mission is to nurture and support Vizsla owners and breeders in the Greater Central Pennsylvania area through a variety of activities in which the Versatile Vizsla is involved.
The club is a regional breed club of the American Kennel Club and currently licensed to hold specialty conformation events, hunt tests, field trials, and agility trials.
To visit our club's page on the American Kennel Club' website, click here.
We Welcome New Members!
New member applications require a referral from an existing member and are subject to approval.
Download your application here and email to:
Our membership year is January 1 - December 31
Yearly dues are $25 for an Individual or $30 for a family membership (with 2 votes)
KVC of PA's Constitution and By-Laws may be displayed by clicking here:
[Constitution and By-Laws]
Our Code of Ethics is adapted from the Vizsla Club of America COE and is as follows:
KVC members shall always conduct themselves in a manner which will reflect credit upon themselves, their Vizslas and the sport of purebred dogs, regardless of the location or circumstance; protect and advance the development of the Vizsla through continued improvement of soundness, stable temperament, natural hunting ability and conformation as set forth in the official Vizsla Standard.
KVC members shall maintain the best possible standard of canine health, cleanliness and veterinary care in an atmosphere conducive to the stable development of their dogs.
KVC members shall breed only with the intention of improving the breed by breeding only those Vizslas who conform to the standard as recognized by the American Kennel Club and who exhibit soundness, stable temperament, and natural hunting ability. Further, KVC members shall breed only those dogs who have a DNA number (a DNA Number is not required for dogs who passed away prior to 2007), are free of serious hereditary defects (including epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy, von Willebrand disease, entropion, and cranial muscular atrophy), are over two years of age at testing, and have OFA-certified normal hip x-rays and/or have KVC verified PennHIP scores published in the OFA database with no radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis. KVC members must exhibit a commitment to Vizslas they have bred and sold by supporting rescue through involvement with any Vizsla placed in rescue, produced by either dog or bitch that is member-owned of co-owned. Support may include but is not limited to financial, fostering and/or re-homing.
KVC members shall:
not breed, sell, consign puppies or adult dogs to pet shops or other commercial ventures such as lotteries or raffles
honestly evaluate the quality of the Vizsla sold, fairly represent that evaluation and urge puppy purchasers not to breed dogs which, for any reason should not be used for breeding
not release puppies under eight weeks of age
furnish details on feeding, care, inoculations, pedigrees and written sales agreements
sell any puppy which will not be used for breeding on Limited Registration from AKC
screen all prospective buyers to assure that puppies have safe and loving homes
supply assistance and support to puppy buyers for the life of the dog
encourage owners to become involved in Vizsla activities, the Vizsla Club of America and regional Vizsla clubs
The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the website coordinator, the Keystone Vizsla Club, its officers, directors or members. The Keystone VIzsla Club will have no responsibility or liability for any claim arising in connection with any alleged or actual violation of the KVC’s Code of Ethics by advertisers in any KVC print or electronic publication or by other members of the KVC. Though the KVC may publish registration numbers, ratings, listings, gradings or other identifying information provided by various other organizations, the KVC takes no responsibility for either their accuracy or the method from which they were derived.