Membership in the Conestoga Vizsla Club entitles each member to a voice in all Club policies and a vote in all Club elections (Family, two votes; Single, one vote). The Club year runs from January through December. Membership includes a subscription to the CVC Newsletter (published quarterly), mailed in black and white hard copy when published, and available online on this website in full color. To become a member of the CVC, you must be sponsored by a current member in good standing.
We have two types of paid memberships available:
Family - $30/year
Single - $25/year
Become a New Member by completing and mailing our Membership Form (PDF). All members agree to abide by the Conestoga Vizsla Club, Inc. Code of Ethics Renewing members may renew via PayPal for a small fee.
Code of Ethics
CVC members will: Always conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves, their Vizslas and the sport of purebred dogs, regardless of the location or circumstance. Always 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.
CVC members will: Maintain the best possible standards of canine health, cleanliness and veterinary care in an atmosphere conducive to the stable development of their dogs.
CVC members will: Breed only with the intention of improving the breed by breeding only those Vizslas that conform to the standard as recognized by the American Kennel Club, exhibit soundness, stable temperament and natural hunting ability. Breed only those dogs that are free of serious hereditary defects (including epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy, von Willebrand's disease, entropion and cranial muscular atrophy), are over two years of age and have been x-rayed and are OFA-certified free from hip dysplasia.
CVC members will: Not breed, sell, or 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 and fairly represent that evaluation and urge puppy purchasers to spay or neuter all pets that for any reason will not be used for breeding. Not release puppies under seven weeks of age. Furnish details on feeding, care, inoculations, pedigrees, and written sales agreements. Screen all prospective buyers to as-sure 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 Cones-toga Vizsla Club, the Vizsla Club of America and/or other regional Vizsla clubs.
This Code of Ethics was accepted by the Vizsla Club of America Board of Directors and the general membership on October 24, 1992. Adopted by the Conestoga Vizsla Club Board of Directors on October 15, 1997.