VCA Health Resolutions (as of August 2018)
The Vizsla Club of America (VCA) calls for ALL breeding stock to be radiographed and specifies that no dog or bitch with the slightest evidence of hip dysplasia be used for breeding purposes. This resolution fully supports the VCA Code of Ethics, which states that only those Vizslas who are over two years of age, x-rayed, and OFA-certified as free of hip dysplasia should be bred. The VCA agrees to accept the removal of OFA listing requirements in advertisements in all official VCA publications with the exception of Stud Dog listings and litter announcements.
The officers and board of directors of the Vizsla Club of America, Inc., cognizant of their respective responsibilities to protect the breed and foster its development, do hereby condemn the breeding of dogs with serious genetic defects, including epilepsy, PRA (progressive retinal atrophy), von Willebrand disease, entropion, and cranial muscular atrophy. (Please note: Tests for PRA and von Willebrand disease are available. Please discuss this with your veterinarian.)
The officers and board of directors of the Vizsla Club of America, Inc., cognizant of their respective responsibilities to protect the breed and foster its development, do hereby condemn crossbreeding of purebred Vizslas and falsification of registration documents. All persons following the Vizsla fancy are enjoined to subscribe to this ethic in the best interest of the breed.
Official VCA Health Statement: http://cdn.akc.org/Marketplace/Health-Statement/Vizsla.pdf