About Us

Hello!   We are Adam and Katie 

 We aren't a big kennel.  We are Vizsla enthusiasts and just happen to be barely savvy enough to have built our own website from scratch to make your life and ours a little easier. We know our website isn't the most modern out there, but we built the website to answer most of your questions and provide helpful info regardless of whether you pick a puppy from us or not.  

We took the above photo a few miles from our Utah home, at an old historic farm.

Summit Vizsla is located about 1 hour east of Lexington, Kentucky.    We are known as Valley Creek Vizsla in northern Utah prior to our move here to Kentucky.

Valley Creek Vizsla was located in northern Utah. We started raising Vizslas in our wonderful rural community. We loved it there and felt very blessed for our time spent there. We had a beautiful 3,400 square foot home on a 1/2 acre lot and felt like we had plenty of room for everyone in our family and our dogs. Just below the "contact us" form on this page shows some of where we used to live.

In 2018, we had an amazing opportunity to buy 70 acres in east/central Kentucky about an hour east of Lexington. We thought it fitting that we ended up here in the iconic thoroughbred horse country among many people who truly value the philosophy that wonderful bloodlines being combined with excellent care can produce an incredible outcome. In March of 2020, the stars lined up and we were able to make the big jump and move across the country. We are very close to the scenic Cave Run Lake area. Below this text is a little video (not from us) that gives you a little flavor of our new surroundings. We knew when we made the move, that we wanted to keep up with our "extended Vizsla family" and continue to offer puppies to families who have been seeking us out from every western state and Canadian province.  Both Katie and Adam's family are located in Utah as well, so when possible, we will bring pups to Utah for staging the pick up and flights for families of the West. So we decided to keep ValleyCreekVizsla.com updated with all our happenings. With the logistics of having a new location, we decided to also start SummitVizsla.com as our next chapter in life unfolds for families who have also been seeking us out from the more eastern parts of the country. We plan to update both sites simultaneously so everyone can stay up to date with all of our happenings. 

Our family and our dogs are excited about the move that will provide us with many new opportunities.  Our new property is located in a beautiful wooded forest at the edge of the Appalachians, right along side the Daniel Boone National Forest.  We are excited to be building everything from the ground up, literally.  We had a lovely home in Utah and are excited to build our dreams in an amazing forest.  We bought 70 acres that's adjacent to 150+ acres of National Forest land at our dead end road.  For us, it's a dream come true that represents a "summit" of all the effort we have put into the last 20 years of life together.  We think the 200 + acres for our meanderings will be quite a treat for our family and dogs. 

As we make the transition to our new land and home, we will continue to maintain our Valley Creek Vizsla website with lots of information and details for our extended Vizsla family in the western states that we have a great fondness of.  We will continue our new adventures as Summit Vizsla as we transition our home to Kentucky.  

We will continue to help people in the western states receive puppies from us, via ValleyCreekVizsla.com, since we can deliver pups to Utah when we visit our family and friends.  We can bring your pups with us to Utah and meet you in person to provide your next puppy, if you happen to be a western state.  

 Above: the iconic sunsets we loved from our back deck in northern Utah

Below: The lake that was located about 500 feet from our backyard in northern Utah.

In Utah, we were surrounded by high desert dry farm fields and pastures. 

A few hundred feet out our back door is a long narrow lake to swim in with a couple of miles of shoreline to explore on your way to the warm springs that are it's head waters.   

Most people think we're nuts for living away from everything but it's just perfect for how we want to live.  

Life is a pure adventure!   

Feel free to drop us a note.  Our email is summitvizsla at gmail dot com.  

On the website, we spell out the @ and .com hoping to throw off scanners and have less spam end up cluttering the inbox.  

We respond to emails as soon as we can.  

Since our lives are very busy, we prefer to communicate via email.  

We give out our phone number to people who make a deposit on a puppy since we know we need to be available to discuss matters which may be time sensitive.  

We live in a Vizsla's paradise.  Miles of open space around us and water and BIRDS!

Here's a short little video clip taken one evening in late March just after a spring storm had dusted our mountains behind us with snow.  

If you could here the actual audio of the clip, you'd be surprised at how many birds you can hear....Canadian Geese, Pheasants, Song birds and such.

The video shows  some of our namesake's "Valley Creek" that provides so much life to this beautiful valley.  

When we want to go relax, our family enjoys camping up Logan canyon and playing at Bear Lake.  

Here are a few photos from trips there.

Our Philosophy

I am an advocate of the “natural”.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not against “western medicine” for my family or my dogs when it is needed.  My life has been spared on SEVERAL occasions by the expertise of highly trained doctors.  And my dogs have also benefited from the knowledge of our wonderful vet!  But that said, if there is a natural way to help, I like to try that first.

I believe a raw diet IF DONE CORRECTLY is the best thing you can do for your dog.  I believe in vaccinating as a puppy, but then not overdoing it.  I believe there are natural ways to fight parasites in our pets.  And I believe following a more natural route where possible will build their immune system.  There is growing research showing that all the chemical agents we are putting in our pets are actually impacting their immune systems and leading to degenerative diseases and cancers.  And I believe that early alteration or “fixing” of our pets is leading to many of these same problems.  These beliefs are the foundation of our personal pet ownership.  But, you do not have to subscribe to the “natural” as I do.  We strive to care for the puppies that we breed so they are ready to seamlessly step into the “natural” or the more “normal” home.  Your tendency to lean one way or the other will not influence the decision of whether or not to place a puppy with you.  That decision is based on how good of a match the vizsla breed is for you.  These beliefs are simply the basis of our 1 year vs. 3 year health guarantee.  And I bring them up as an explanation of the reasoning for such.  And also to help educate those who feel similarly but don’t know how to make it “work” for their dog.  I believe we are all trying to do what we feel is best for our pets that we love!