Sometimes breeders raise up a couple of puppies from a litter to see which one meets the needs of their breeding program. This can mean that at some point (6 months of age? 8 months? 12 months?) the breeder needs to decide which one to keep for the future and which one to place in just the right home. Both puppies are raised with the same care, with some training under their belt, and they’re ready, willing, and able to be the apple of a new family’s eye.
Another situation occurs when a breeder is contacted by a previous puppy buyer when something unforeseen happens and the buyer is unable to keep his Vizsla. Most breeders’ sales contracts stipulate that the puppy buyers are to contact the breeder when such a situation occurs so that they can assist in rehoming, or if they are able, even take back the dog when a new home isn’t available. Getting acquainted with several reputable breeders in your area can give you the ability to assess them and their dogs, and they can assess you as the right home for an adult or older puppy from their breeding program.
Adapted from: www.grca.org