Metropolis - Hungarian Vizsla Breeder, Sydney NSW
Metropolis Hungarian Vizslas is a small kennels on Sydney's upper North Shore. First registered for breeding in July 2010, the principal of Metropolis, Robyn Hanney, has owned and been involved with the breed since 1999. She was mentored for 3 years by one of Australia's most successful and well known breeders, Brian Neaves, who with his wife bred Kimlise Hungarian Vizslas near Jervis Bay, NSW. With more than 20 years experience in Sydney's corporate world, Robyn endeavours to bring a professional approach to all her dealings.
Metropolis breeds for temperament and type, and proudly continues the bloodlines of Kimlise Hungarian Vizslas. Like our mentor, Brian Neaves, we aim to produce excellent companions with temperament and conformation conforming to the breed standard, able to perform as working gundogs if desired.
While our dogs have been very successful in the show ring, with in Show wins at both All Breeds and Specialty shows, we aim to nourish all aspects of their gun dog character. Our dogs live as pets and in kennels. They enjoy 45 minutes running per day with Robyn, generally 5 times a week, plus whatever outings can include them. Certain standards of behavior are expected of Metropolis dogs, and to that extent any interaction with our dogs is a training exercise. We have been fortunate enough through dealings with horses and people who live on the land to have opportunities to let Metropolis dogs act as dogs, rolling in manure, swimming in dams, hunting through grass, and following interesting smells. Their living arrangements have deliberately been designed to provide stimulation and to enable them to nourish their vizsla passions.
Our dogs flourish on a philosophy of consistent discipline, plenty of exercise, and affection as incidental to both. We do not believe in punishment after a dog has acted, but in correction and redirection while a dog is acting, in order to guide it to find the desired action for itself.
Our pups are exposed to a range of stimuli, and significant hours are invested in each pup, preparing them to deal with the world they are about to enter. We also deliberately expose our dogs to a range of social situations (human and canine), which enables us to be confident of their behavior in most circumstances.
We are happy to meet people who are interested in the breed at any time. Metropolis breeds in order to provide good dogs for good homes. There is generally a waiting list for pups, but at times there may be dogs who need to be rehomed. Metropolis aims to place vizslas in the home best suited to each dog, and to provide buyers with the vizsla best suited to them.