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Against The Wind Vizslas - Kentucky Vizsla Breeders

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About Against The Wind Vizslas

We are dedicated to producing Championship caliber vizsla's with a focus on tempermant, health, hunting ability and confirmation in that order. To achieve this we go to great effort and expense in our breedings and are selective in our placements. The result is our winning 2 national field trial events with 2 DIFFERENT dogs in the last year and being featured on the cover of Bird Dog & Retriever news. This has been passed on in our pups with many examples of success in field competition and hunting but more importantly as great family companions. Our dogs are hunted on quail and pheasant and occassionally participate in Field Trials and Hunt Tests. In addition to our location in Kentucky we are also located in Floyd, Va.

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Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Vizsla
Additional Services
Hunting, Lodging, Meals, Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Mark Sullivan
7040 Old Hwy 60
Paducah, Kentucky
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 20 years.
270-331-3736
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Testimonials (22) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Jerry Coleman on Mar 04, 2014
We got a male from a Phoenix/Guy breeding, born in Jan, 2013. Mort is very energetic and shows very strong hunting instincts. We got him as a pet and companion, not a hunter.

He is very motivated and intelligent. His motivation makes him a breeze to train. I continue to be in awe at how quickly he picks things up.

We often take long hikes with him, and he always sticks within sight of us. He is a great companion.

He receives nothing but admiring looks and comments from people we encounter when out. It makes us proud to walk him.

If I get another Vizsla, it will definitely be from Mark, and if possible, a Phoenix/Guy breeding, at that.
Submitted by: Lindsey Thorner on Feb 26, 2014
If I were a Vizsla, I'd want to live at Mark's place/Against the Wind Vizlas! It is clear that Mark cares about his dogs and the breed, which was something that was important to me when I was looking around. I had a great experience getting my (now) 6 month old Vizsla. We spent time on the phone discussing what I was looking for and what would be a good fit…he was also very accommodating when we went down to take a look at the litter before the pick-up date.

I couldn't be happier with my "Arlo". He is a great listener and good "student"…he is very well behaved and a very fast learner, and of course, in great health! I highly recommend Against the Wind Vizslas.
Submitted by: Christie G West on Feb 21, 2014
We bought a Simon & Piper pup last June - our boy, Cinna, is the joy of our family! We were looking for a family dog - great with small kids, love of all people, and easily trainable. When I called Mark, we spent over an hour on the phone and I told him all about our past experiences with dogs and also what kind of personality we were looking for in a new pup. We could not be happier. Cinna was born in VA with Rev Jim. He and his wife really seemed to spend time making sure we got the right fit for us and our lifestyle. We brought home a little perfect boy with wrinkles (the most beautiful eyes). He was th easiest dog to potty train because Jim's family had already been working on him going outside. His temperment was exactly what we wanted. When its time to get another Vizsla - I will definitely be calling Mark again!
Submitted by: Fred Kieser on Feb 21, 2014
My wife and I received "Cassidy" about 8 months ago from Mark and we couldn't be happier. Our Vizsla is happy, loyal to a fault, very mild-tempered, and yet loves to romp outside. So far he is only a phenomenal family member, but I hope to start using him in the field this summer. Mark has always kept in touch and made sure of Cassidy's health. Its the extra step that Mark takes that really sets him aside from other breeders.
Submitted by: Ward on Oct 01, 2013
5 stars. I bought a Phoenix/Guy pup from against the wind vizslas in March. My experience has been perfect! Mark breeds the best and the proof is in the pudding. My dog Rubin is showing incredible potential in the field and also that perfect inside dog. The relationship I formed with Against the Wind didn't stop at puppy pickup. It's ongoing. He wants to hear about how the dogs doing and always offering support or help. I will definitely use Mark Sullivan/Against the Wind Vizslas again.
Submitted by: Brian Gingrich on Mar 11, 2013
As a professional trainer I have found Mark's dogs to have everything I look for in a quality Field Trial or hunting dog. Mark's dogs have demonstrated great trainability, strong prey drive, beautiful style, incredible endurance, and the love of what they are bred to do! They are also very personable dogs that can be your buddy in the house and then be a first-class bird dog in the field. I've had the pleasure of training and competing with several of Mark's dogs and we've had some great success. Mark's dog Abby won the 2012 Midwest Vizsla Futurity! Mark takes great pride in his dogs and is very selective as to he who breeds to, ensuring a first-class dog and the continued improvement of our breed. If you're looking for a great pet & first-class bird dog, I feel very comfortable recommending Mark Sullivan's Against The Wind Vizslas!
Submitted by: Bambi Etherton on Feb 24, 2013
We purchased our Winchester last spring from Jasmine's litter. Mark was never ending in his answeres to our many questions and welcoming our visits to help us pick the perfect new member to our family. Winchester exemplifies all that a vizsla can be! He has strength and endurance that can not be exhausted; yet still patience and affection making him the perfect velcrow dog for a family with two small children. Winchester has been described as " breath taking" by more than one total stranger. If you are looking for a vizsla I can not encourage you strongly enough to contact Mark Sullivan, you will be quite happy you did!
Submitted by: Rev. Jim McClure on Feb 01, 2013
After a few years of working with Mark Sullivan, it is quite evident that he loves developing Vizslas of excellence, and beyond that, loves God & people even more. If one engages him, he will "have your back" throughout your Vizsla experience. We are blessed to have two Vizslas from Mark, Millie 6mos. & Piper 2yrs.+/now being bred through Mark's leadership/expertise. If you are looking for the best Vizsla available, displaying extraordinary hunting skills & drive, with a balance of laying at your feet & warm fire after the hunt, look no further. It amazes me how Mark's Vizslas can run/hunt hard all day, then calmly love on our family all evening. What a great breed of dogs and Mark is the best at matching the right dog (temperament) to the right person/family. We look forward to a lifetime of rewarding Vizsla experiences with our family friend for life, Mark Sullivan.

Rev. Jim & Paula McClure Family Team at Spirit Wind Retreat Center (17bath lodge/retreat/Mtns. of Floyd, VA/where Mark Sullivan Vizslas roam!)
Submitted by: Mike Williams on Jan 17, 2013
I was looking for a bird dog breed when my wife found the Vizsla breed. We contacted several breeders to get information on puppies and the breed's hunting ability. I found Mark's web site and called him. Best phone call I ever made. Mark spend over an hour on the first call going over the breed especially the documentation his puppies parents. He had one female Vizsla left so my wife and I went to see her. After talking face to face with Mark and seeing the puppy's mother we bought her. Maci was my wife's new baby and my retirement project. One thing about Maci that has surprised us is her temperment. I expected her to whine on the way home and a few nights of her crying but not a peep from her. Over the years I have had several breeds and all of them cried a bit during the first few days in their new home. Wow what a difference Maci was to the norm. Mark has offered his time after the sale of the puppy to assist me in her training if needed. That alone was unusual. He is not a sale and forget breeder. If you're in the market for a Vizsla give Mark a call. You'll be glad you did.
Best of luck! Mike & Diane
Submitted by: Rockne K. Lammers on Oct 24, 2012
I recently purchased a pup from Mark out of his Simon and Molly latest litter. At less than 10 weeks old the pup knows his name, the here command, kennel command and retrieves thrown pigeons. I would highly recommend Mark's Vizslas if you are looking for either a pet or a top notch hunter. Preacher, as I call my pup, comes from great stock and will be a welcome addition to our family. Thank you Mark Sullivan.

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