Dawn and Paul are truly exceptional, experienced and knowledgeable breeders.

Soon after the pups arrived we had regular updates (photos and videos) of the large litter of 10. In that time we felt we could see their little personalities starting to shine through.

On collecting Rufus and welcoming him into our family home, he settled very quickly. Rufus is growing into a very handsome boy with a fabulous loyal and loving temperament.

Dawn and Paul provide us with lifelong aftercare advice and support if needed. They really do pull out all the stops.

We would definitely highly recommend these excellent breeders.

Dom & Vee (Nottinghamshire) 2021

Dom & Vee

We searched for what seemed like forever for a breed standard vizsla, when we found Dawn and Paul we instantly knew they were the breeders for us. From the outset it was clear that the welfare of their dogs and puppies is their priority.

Even though we were only able to visit once before our collection day as the litter was born during the global pandemic, we never felt as though we were missing out on those precious few days/weeks of our puppy’s life. We received lots of photos, videos and updates on new milestones. Dawn and Paul also followed the ‘Puppy Socialisation Plan’ and brought the litter up within their family which really did show when it came to collection day.

Arlo is growing into a stunning Vizsla, his russet gold coat really does make him stand out from any other Vizsla. His temperament is second to none and he is so gentle and patient with our 2 year old. The perfect addition to our family!

We cannot thank Dawn and Paul enough for their support, not only in the early stages but their continued support too. We always know they’re just a phone call away if we ever need them.

Jack, Emma and Elsie-rue

Well, where do we start? Dawn and Paul have been nothing but supportive from the moment we have contacted them about owning one of their terrific puppies. They were always honest and always clear on what to expect.

We had previously owned a female vizsla and were looking forward to owning a male vizsla. When we brought Rufus home we were given a comprehensive pack which answered all of our questions and provided us with a wealth of information on our dog. We were so delighted with all the details and care given even in just the paperwork showing us how much these dogs mean to Dawn and Paul.

Even months later when we needed training advice they were always happy to help and supported us along the way.

We will only buy vizslas from these two as we know there is honesty, love, care and dedication put into each pup.

Thanks both… we owe you a lot!

Jess and Tim

We love Titus, he was one of the family from day one. He would always be amazing in our eyes but Paul and Dawn breed the best viszlas and we feel privileged to have one of their dogs.

Paul and Dawn are always available for a chat and have pointed us in the right direction many times when we have made mistakes.

We cannot thank them enough for breeding Titus for us. Titus is a beautiful dog with incredible instincts.

He has changed our lives for the better (messier), and we cannot thank Paul and Dawn enough. Titus was definitely worth the wait.

James and Sadhana

Dawn and Paul are passionate and incredibly professional and our experience with them has been extremely positive from our first contact. We contacted many breeders when we started looking for a puppy although we soon decided that we would wait for one to become available with them as the level of care, professionalism, knowledge and genuine passion for their dogs was so obvious.

The communication, information and care regarding our puppy Bella was absolutely outstanding and when she came home with us it was clear that she was well-balanced, healthy and socialised. Bella is energetic, loving and fun and the most common description of her by others is adorable.

The entire experience from start to finish has been fantastic and we can’t recommend Dawn and Paul highly enough. We look forward too many years of long walks and fun with Bella and will be sending photos of her development as she grows. This is our first Vizsla following years of having Border collies and we are loving the experience.

Thanks to Dawn and Paul for their help throughout which continues to be really appreciated.

Terry and Helen Collins

We contacted Dawn and Paul based not only on their close location to where we live, but also their reputation for breeding amazing, healthy dogs. There was also a sibling link between the sire and our older Vizsla who has the most wonderful nature.

From the moment we visited Dawn and Paul, we were hugely impressed. The set up they have is so well organised and clean. Most importantly however is the care and love they impart on their Vizslas – this really shone through.

They are passionate about the breed and this is evident from the quality of the puppies. Our now 7 month old Darcey is a wonderful, loving and beautiful girl who is healthy and so very well bred. Thank you Dawn and Paul for your passion and attention to detail in breeding the most beautiful Vizslas.


Dawn and Paul have been superb breeders, and we feel very privileged to have Bella from one of their litters.

Dawn and Paul have tremendous experience and knowledge. Dawn has always, and still does provide, first class advice to all our questions, in a very timely manner and  she and Paul are always on hand to help. This was very reassuring to first time owners like us, and still is.

The quality of the litters and their care for the breed is exceptional. The puppies are intelligent, affectionate, and have superb appearance, and beautiful russet gold colour, and they are extremely well socialised. Dawn really cares and brings the puppies up in the best possible way to produce calm puppies with kind natures.

Thank you so much for Bella, our family loves her and we couldn’t have hoped for a better dog.

Paul Durno

I spent so much time searching for my very first Vizsla pup but as soon as I saw these pups I knew they were the ones. 

Dawn and Paul are very knowledgable, caring breeders, the type hard to find and we are now good friends. Not only do they want to keep up the breed standard, they also want to produce calm, manageable pups. That in itself is an attribute hard to find! 

Odie is my absolute best friend in the world, I would not change a single thing about him. He such an intelligent, handsome but extremely calm boy. He has a temperament to die for, is exceptionally loving and I’m always getting told what a gentleman he is. He is top of the class at obedience training and agility and he’s super talented at mantrailing. We have done some light showing and qualified for Crufts. This incredible boy has taken me on journeys that I could have only dreamed of!

Thank you very much Dawn and Paul for entrusting me with one of your exceptional pups. 

Faye Benson

Dawn and Paul made the process of bringing home our puppy extremely easy. They are very knowledgeable and well set up breeders.

Dawn was super helpful and accommodating in every way. Any questions I had during the process, Dawn was always on hand to answer my queries.

They also provide very good aftercare with advice on general care, food and what is best for the breed.

Our puppy, Alfie, is such a kind hearted, friendly and adorable boy. We receive so many compliments on how handsome and royal he looks! I would highly recommend Dawn and Paul.

Kirsty Cameron

I highly recommend Dawn and Paul Ventress as Viszla breeders after purchasing my pup from them in September 2017. It is evident that they care a great deal about not only their own dogs but the puppies they produce too, ensuring they all go to good homes. The pups are born in purpose-built surroundings which are clean, dry and warm and they receive the utmost care until they are ready to go to their forever homes. Visits are encouraged once the puppies are old enough and the mother is always present.

From the outset Dawn and Paul have been welcoming, friendly, supportive and approachable and are always ready to give help and advice if needed. Their knowledge of the breed is second to none, which I as a first time owner have found invaluable over the last year. They are genuinely interested in how the puppies are getting on and are pleased to receive updates and photos.

Once again, highly recommended.

Susan Swain

We really can not thank you enough for breeding the beautiful, intelligent, gentle and kind natured dog that is ‘Henry’.

You were very informative, knowledgeable and approachable throughout our ‘puppy finding’ process and continue to be since we have owned Henry.

You’ve always made us feel very welcome. Your love for the dogs was so clear to see. They were beautiful, happy and confident puppies. All your hard work in the first 8 weeks has paid off because Henry is fantastic. He is an absolute joy to own. He was brilliant as a young puppy and very quick to learn. He has always been and is very friendly towards other dogs and a joy to walk and socialise. He is very intelligent, maybe too intelligent at times! He picks up new commands very quickly, and is eager to please… most of the time!

He’s full of character. He’s very settled and calm in the house, he sleeps most of the day! He’s been fantastic with our new baby, he was only 11 months when the baby arrived but he has been great with her from day 1. He loves his cuddles and always wants to be near the baby. He is very affectionate and loves our company but is equally happy to be left for a few hours when we go out. He’s a lovely well rounded dog, nothing seems to phase him. Everyone we meet comments on his lovely temperament and how handsome he is!

He really is the perfect family dog and we are very lucky to have him. We would 100% recommend you as breeders to others.

Thanks again

Rachel, Taj & baby Aria

We have always wanted a Vizsla to join to our family and found Dawn and Paul through Champ Dogs.

Dexter, our 16 month old dog, was one of the 13 puppies from Elsa’s first litter. Dawn, Paul and all the family, were very welcoming from our first point of contact on email, to the various visits we made before we brought Dexter home! They gave us lots of information about the breed, Dexter’s parents and how to care for him.

Both Dawn and Paul are extremely passionate about the dogs and clearly very interested in the welfare of the puppies, to the point where Dawn bottle fed the large litter!

Dexter is a fabulous dog, obviously very well bred and a great example of the breed. We get many compliments on how handsome he is. He has a lovely temperament and is obviously very lively, as he is a Vizsla after all!

We would thoroughly recommend Dawn and Paul as breeders.

Jim & Helen Dyson

Dawn and Paul love Hungarian Vizslas, passionate to obsessed, so to say they want their dogs to go the best homes is an understatement.

From the first interaction we had with them, the dogs welfare was their priority and focus. The puppies are well looked after, well kept, well socialised and breeding is done with the highest standards they can achieve.

We enjoyed our experience with them and their knowledge and availability for support has been amazing and so valuable, as Vizslas are not the easiest of dogs to own.

I have since been back for one on one training with Paul and that has really helped further our understanding of the breed and how to meet the needs of our dog, Riley.

Jon, Nic, Ella & Charlotte Bennett

I was looking for two qualities in my Vizsla. He had to have a superb temperament and he had to have the traditional/original body structure. He needed to carry himself with pride and have a face and jowl to match.
Dawn’s breeding programme gave me both of these and although I had to travel from south London to North Yorkshire to get these two qualities, it was so worth it. Bolt is brilliant with our children, quick witted with me and polite to strangers.  He’s strong boned and stands out from most other Vizslas as he’s an ‘original’ and handsome…but he knows it. He will currently show his stroppy teenage years and dig his paws in for a few more minutes affection from a stranger!
Nicola Duffey (South London)