Rusty Dog Ranch
PO Box 121665
San Diego, CA 92112
P: 619.940.4589
F: 619.239.9289

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The Puppies are Coming!

Rusty Dog Ranch is taking deposits on our next litter of Vizsla puppies. If you are interested in putting a deposit on a puppy, please email us for more information. Our puppies are sold with an AKC Limited Registration to approved homes.  We are a family breeder.  We whelp and raise our puppies inside our homes.  Our puppies are well cared for, see a vet twice before going home, have a licensed vet remove the dewclaws and dock the tails, and they are vaccinated and dewormed.  Most importantly they are well socialized and LOVED!

What are Vizslas?

I guarantee you will fall in love the first time you meet a Vizsla - I did! They will keep you really warm at night, if you let them. They are great family dogs. They are truly a versatile breed.

Vizslas are a very striking medium sized dog with a short maintenance free, relatively oderless coat. Vizslas are very intelligent and easily trained. They have a wonderful loving personality. Like people, they need love and companionship. They are great with kids. Vizslas are natural hunters. They are part pointer, retriever, and hound dog, the all around great hunting dog. Their webbed feet make them great swimmers.

Pronunciation: Exactly how do you pronounce Vizsla? Some people say Veeshla, some Vizla. The proper pronunciation is: VEEZH-luh (zh as in vision)

What aren't they?

Vizslas are NOT for everyone. If you think a Vizsla is for you, I strongly recommend that you read "The Versatile Vizsla" by Marion Coffman. Vizslas are not the dog for someone who does not want a 'family' dog. These dogs must be part of your family. They are NOT apartment dogs. They are NOT kennel dogs to be kept isolated from the family. They require lots of love, attention, and exercise (i.e. they require being part of your family).

Our Vizslas

Our Vizslas are the best looking and most loveable Vizslas ever bred! Ok, so we may be a little biased ;)


If you are looking for an older Vizsla, I run the Southern California Vizsla Rescue. Thankfully, we usually have more families looking to adopt than dogs needing homes. If you are interested in adopting, please visit the website at:

Rusty Dog Ranch breeds Vizslas in East County San Diego, California. We are about an hour and a half south of Temecula and three hours south of Los Angeles.  Our name "Rusty Dog Ranch" is taken from the beautiful rust colored coats of our Vizslas. We enjoy raising and training dogs. Our Vizslas are truly part of our family. They live with us, vacation with us, and are spoiled but well behaved dogs.

Our breeding program focuses on producing puppies with sound health and temperament for breed improvement.  We specialize in breeding Vizslas that are great family members. Even if we don't have puppies available, we are happy to assist you in deciding if the Vizsla is the right breed for you.

We hope that you find this website useful. It is designed to share information on the Vizsla breed's versatility, and more specifically on the Rusty Dog Ranch Vizslas. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Julie Hedrick, Barbara Hedrick, & Randi Winchester, Rusty Dog Ranch Vizslas