Midnight Run Vizslas specializes in Vizsla puppies for the discriminating pet owner, upland bird hunter & field competitor. Located in Southwestern Michigan, we are the area's premier Vizsla breeder, dedicated to producing attractive, healthy, and well-tempered pups that are as much a joy to live with in the house as they are to hunt over afield. Our Vizslas are proven field performers with excellent temperaments and easy-going dispositions that make them wonderful companions in the home. All of our dogs live in our home, and all of our puppies are raised in our home (and not in a kennel, basement, garage or barn. Our pups are highly socialized and well-adjusted to life in the home. Whether you're looking for a great pet, a productive hunting companion or a successful field competitor, we have the pup for you.
Submitted by: Carolyn Schofield on Dec 14, 2019
We have 2 Vizslas from Midnight Run. They are Vizsla #4 and #5 for us and they are by far the best temperament we have had. We get compliments all the time on our dogs- not only on how beautiful they are but on how well behaved they are. Even our vet has commented on them and asked several times who we got them from. They can be handled by anyone yet are loyal to our family. Jon takes such care in knowing his families and personally selecting the right dog. It is amazing how they have been the perfect fit for us. I could not imagine our lives without them. Even though we live 3 1/2 hours away, we would never go to a different breeder.
Submitted by: Scott Piper on Dec 04, 2019
We picked up our Midnight Run Vizsla puppy, Darby, in June of 2012. It was the second time I had visited Jon's house/kennel even though I was traveling from New Hampshire. A friend of mine's vet (who are both from Michigan) had recommended MRV kennels in my search for a Vizsla/bird dog puppy. I had spoken to Jon about my search prior to a trip to MI for personal reasons and was invited to come visit his kennel if I had time. My friends and I were able to do such a visit and I instantly fell in love with the breed. Having very little experience with bird dogs and none with Vizslas I was intrigued by the description of the breed in prior research (about a year) in advance of trying to find a puppy. Jon's dogs seem to match the description to a tee and maybe even more so than in their desire for human contact. His dogs were very well behaved and attended to. After explaining to Jon about our life style and my quest for a companion/pointing bird dog I think we were both convinced a Vizsla would be a perfect fit. My wife and I picked Darby from the three available female puppies with some guidance from Jon. We couldn't have asked for a better match.
The next step was the challenge of training a puppy and a hunting dog all at the same time. We soon learned that the obedience training was the most important part. The natural ability for Darby to find and point birds was instinctual. Her drive to run through fields and push through the thickest of covers all the while winding for the slightest smell of upland birds is a joy to watch. I have been fortunate to shoot countless birds over Darby through the years and our excitement for the start of a new hunting season seems to grow every year. Our bird hunting in New Hampshire consists of pheasant, woodcock and ruffed grouse, in which Darby is proficient in finding all three.
The family member and hunting partner she has become is hard to describe, "best friend" is about as close as I can get!
I would highly recommend one of Jon Pecks Vizslas if these are the traits you are looking for both in a breeder and a hunting dog.
Submitted by: Colleen Hyman on Dec 03, 2019
Iím a dog lover. I fell in love with a dog who was my husbandís and my first Ďchildí together. She was my rock and helped me through some tough days. Sadly she passed away. Fast forward about a year later, when I was almost ready to consider bring in a new puppy into my life. We could not bring ourselves to adopt another Lab, so we researched breeds and determined a Vizsla would be a good fit for our family of 4 humans. We researched breeders and were most impressed with Jon Peck. He suggested we visit to become familiar with the breed before making a commitment. We walked into his house and you could not hear a peep from what was at least 10 full dog crates. The house was impeccably clean and you would never know dogs out numbered the single human in the house. We met puppies and played with a few and instantly fell in love. Jon knee we were still mourning the loss of our lab and suggested we wait for spring when he was sure to have puppies available. Fast forward about 9 months and Jonís girl Nena had a litter of 1 girl and the rest boys. He knew we wanted a girl and despite the urge to keep her for himself, he allowed us to adopt her (Loula Mae). Loula has been the perfect dog. She has excellent temperament, sheís sweet, loyal, and loving. She turned 7 in May (2019). Having lost 2 dogs under the age of 5 - we get a little nervous as the months roll by. So when Jon had a litter born this May (2019) we inquired about the availability of a puppy to adopt - Iím sure we drove him nuts with our wishy washy decision but he never let on; and in the end we adopted a sweet boy puppy (Dante Inferno) and have been navigating puppyhood with guidance from Jon. Walking into Jonís house 7 years later; he still has an impeccable home with crates filled with dogs of all ages and you would not know because they are all so well behaved!
Jon treats his puppies like they are his own newborn babies and by the time he releases the puppy to their new family they are well adjusted, almost completely housebroken.
Each dog that Jon touches is handled as if itís the most important dog! Jon still keeps in touch with us and I would never consider another breeder if we were in the market for another dog!
Submitted by: Betty Jordan on Dec 03, 2019
I loved the whole process of getting our baby from Midnight Run. We were interviewed first for suitability then our dog selected for us. She is a perfect fit! We are not hunters but our dog is. She is smart, calm, and a love. I couldn't have asked for a better addition to our family.
Submitted by: Nate Burns on Dec 02, 2019
We have a 2 1/2 year old male vizsla Tate, who came from Jon at Midnight Run. He is our second vizsla but our first from Midnight Run. Beginning as a puppy Tate showed signs of strong natural bird dog characteristics. We expanded upon those instincts with some formalized training and regular bird contact which not only came naturally to Tate, but he truly enjoyed. His field stamina always impresses me. He can go from being a demon in the field to completely settled in his crate or on the couch in a snap. Tate has hunted quail, grouse, and pheasants in the differing upland terrains of PA, MI, and KS.
Jon at Midnight Run has always been supportive of Tateís upbringing and willing to answer any questions we have had along the way. I know that Jon maintains engagement in all of the Midnight Run puppies lives and I give my utmost support and recommendation to Jon as a breeder.
Submitted by: Anne Lewis on Dec 02, 2019
Sawyer is our third Vizsla. From our perspective, she was going to have some big shoes to fill! Could she capture our heart like the other two! Absoulutely! We contacted Midnight Run Vizslas and Jon Peck when we decided our 8 year old Vizsla, Sophie needed a buddy. We were familiar with Midnight Run, as Jon's dog Cisco, was Sophie's sire. From the get go, Jon Peck was accommodating and thorough with all information needed. Jon was accessible and eased any nerves about bringing a puppy into our home. Midnight Run's facilities are as advertised! It was evident the puppies had been socialized and well cared for making the transition into our home easy. Jon assisted in all paperwork that needed filing and was thorough in vet records to date. We would not hesitate to recommend Midnight Run Vizslas and Jon Peck.
Submitted by: Alex Zawinsky on Dec 02, 2019
***Welcome to the Midnight Run family*** My wife wanted us to look at a Vizsla for our next dog and I wasn't sure it was the right fit. I wanted a field dog as I wanted to get back into hunting, but I also wanted a companion to love. Jonathan wasn't much of a conversationalist over the phone, but when we got to his place in Battle Creek it was very different. Jonathan was very welcoming and took his time to teach us about the breed, his line, and he introduced us to so many well behaved confident and loving dogs from his pack. I was blown away by his love for his dogs and how he talked about each one we were introduced to in detail. He then brought down the pups and one of them had a DOT on her head and he said it was something that Dottie passed to one pup in each litter. Jonathan has a unique method of placing his pups, he gets your requirements and determines which one is best for you based on your requirements as he learns their personalities. We made the 3 hour drive 2 more times to see the progress of the pups and I was blown away by the pup with the DOT, you could tell she was a hunter through and she was full of confidence. It was then i knew i wanted her, but i kept it to myself at that time. While we were there he told me about a male he adopted out a couple years before and how well this Vizsla had been doing at the National level and at the State Level breaking records in field trials. He explained that he tries to keep in touch with all of his adopters and loves to see how they develop through updates in Facebook and etc. Jonathan did choose the DOT pup for me and he said she is very much like her mother and will make a great hunting companion. He said he could tell i was taken with her but wanted to make sure she showed the signs to be a bird dog and she was all of that. I had some help in training her as she got older by taking her to a place in Chelsea, MI and the trainer was blown away by her desire and how birdie she was. Ginger is all in when ever she goes hunting and she is my best friend. She is the best hunting dog i have ever had and I have never had a dog listen better in the field. A trait Jonathan said her mother shares as well. Midnight Run feels like a family as you get to know so many that have adopted from him and many that I talked to almost daily, including the Champion he told me about. i will definitely get my next Vizsla from Midnight Run,
Submitted by: Julie Helquist on Dec 01, 2019
We found Midnight Run 2 years ago after having had two yellow labs (oh the shedding hair!). We were looking for a lab temperament but in a medium size who would want to hike with us and travel (we RV) and if the shedding/hair was less, all the bonus!
When we visited Jon at Midnight Run we found that he has PETS - not just breed dogs that live out in cages. We got to meet them all and hear the lineage of the dogs. Then we got to meet the adorable pups (the cutest wrinkles you ever saw with the wiggliest butts!). Jon was not high pressure about unloading his dogs - in fact he is very certain that he wants the best fit for each dog and is clear that you need to be unwavering that a Vizsla is right for you. We were offered a pup and gladly accepted. The best part is that Jon is hands on as much as you need him. He sends you home with a manual and articles to help navigate the puppy stages and aids for working on training. We did have some additional questions along the way and Jon is always ready to answer questions and educate about Vizslas which is SO helpful. He says that "your Vizsla come with lifetime tech support". Over the last two years we have built what we consider to be a friendship and I would absolutely go back to him for another dog when I am ready.
We have a wonderful V who is family friendly, we trust her with other dogs, children. and she is not a one person dog - she will cuddle up with anyone that is on the couch! I love that (even though I'd like to think she love me most) she is content going with others.
Through Jon we have found a Vizsla community that we can enjoy and are so thankful that we found Midnight Run.
Submitted by: Nathan Magyar on Dec 01, 2019
We purchased our first and only Vizsla thus far with Jon and Midnight Run Vizslas in June 2019. I can't say enough good things about our experience! From the very beginning Jon was highly professional, patient, thorough, and responsive. He is extremely experienced and knowledgeable, not just on the breeding side but also as an expert on Vizslas themselves. He takes excellent care of his dogs, and goes above and beyond to make sure the people who take home his pups are well-prepared and informed.
As for our dog, Nola, she is extremely intelligent, loving, active, and responsive to training. We look forward to a lifetime of fun and adventures, and are considering the agility circuit for her. We are grateful to Jon and his business for producing such a great dog, and we highly recommend him to others!
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Submitted by: Joe Thomas on Dec 01, 2019
I first contacted Jon in 2010. I had been researching a number of pointing dog breeds and breeders as I was looking to add a new partner to my pack. Jon was very knowledgeable, helpful, and was happy to address any questions I came up with. When it came time to pull the trigger on a pup I felt we had made the right choice. Jon allowed us to visit his house, meet dogs, and see how he worked. He was in regular contact with the puppy buyers providing great updates and information about the pups as they grew and got ready to go to their perspective homes.
That first dog took all of thirty seconds to confirm we had made the right choice. Since that time we have stayed in contact with Jon and have turned to him twice more for puppies. Each one has been more amazing than the last. They adapt to and throw themselves wholeheartedly into everything we do. From hunting pheasants, grouse, prairie chickens, quail, ducks and geese to AKC hunt tests and field trials they give their all day in and day out. The best part about all the adventure with the pack is that at the end of the day they are the best house companions and cuddle buddies you could ask for! As I write this two of them are laying on the couch with me. The other is snuggled up with my fiance. I would not hesitate to talk to prospective buyers or even show our dogs in the field for anyone interested. Midnight Run Vizslas are some of the best you will find!