Learn About Our Doggy Family

Located in the Welsh Countryside in Swansea

Who Are We?

We breed and raise German Shorthaired Pointers and Hungarian Vizslas, both dual-purpose dogs ideal as family pets or working gun dogs. These breeds are extremely intelligent and are equally at home in front of the fire or out in the field.

Located in the countryside of Swansea, South Wales, we have the kennel name Tycwmdarrans registered with the Kennel Club, derived from the name of our family home. Our dogs enjoy exercise in our large half-acre paddock and our private 2½-acre woodland. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from J46 of the M4 for easy access.

I have always had animals of various types from a young age and moved on to exotics in the 1980s, including meerkats, yellow mongoose, banded mongoose, dwarf mongoose, agoutis, mara, and woodchucks. I also worked at Pensycynor Wildlife Park in Neath before it closed in 1998, where I gained my City and Guilds Certificate in Zoo Animal Management.

I have been a local authority licensed breeder since 2013 and was involved in the Local Authority Enforcement project working group for licensing in 2023 with Monmouthshire Council.

Our dogs are raised in our home as part of our family, alongside our children. We are conveniently located only 5 minutes from J46 of the M4, making visits and access easy.

Reserving & Appointments

Puppies will have been regulary wormed and flea treated,  they will be registered with the UK Kennel Club and Microchipped with Petlog, they will leave with 4 weeks free Petplan insurance which you should consider continuing, for at least the first year.

Puppies are on the non-active register, (not for breeding purposes) and sold to loving pet or working homes only. Only the breeder can change this registration to active from non-active, puppies for show/breeding are available from time to time. Please ask if this is what you are looking for.

Its is recommended to wait until your puppy is around 18 months old before neutering.

A copy of our puppy sale agreement is below at the bottom of this page.

If you are looking for that little bundle of fur then please tell us about yourself, our aim is to match the right puppy with the right family.

Payment and Collection

We are happy to take a non refundable deposit prior to seeing the puppy, but we do ask you to collect in person.

Payment on collection can be in cash or bank transfer.

Our puppies are available for viewing from 3/4 weeks of age.

Please note we have had some ‘so called buyers’ who are just simply out on a cheap day trip with the children going from breeder to breeder. This is highly dangerous to young puppies due to various infections and diseases that can get passed from breeder to breeder and can wipe out entire litters.

When enquiring about a puppy please tell us a little about yourself, work, pets etc as we like to know where our puppies go and what type of future life they will have. Updates and photographs are sent via email once a deposit is received.

Please do not visit other breeders on the same day, allow 48hrs. This reduces the chances of cross infection should there be any.

A puppy is not reserved without a deposit, deposits are taken in good faith and are non-refundable, ‘unless we are unable to supply the puppy’,  we also reserve the right to refuse a sale at anytime and refund the deposit in full.

Did you know?

We offer a lifetime support for our puppies and kittens and we are only a phone call away. If you have a question then just drop us a line. We will be more than happy to help, reassure and support in any way we can.

Compulsory Microchipping of Dogs

Your puppy will be microchipped before leaving here as I am also a ‘fully registered’ Microchip Implanter.

It is now mandatory throughout the UK that all dog owners must have their dogs microchipped and recorded with a government compliant microchip database such as Petlog.

Dog breeders, meanwhile, must ensure that puppies are microchipped and recorded by the time they are eight weeks old and before they are sold. Some breeders are still not doing this and recording the buyer as the first owner. You can only wonder why and what they are trying to avoid?

When a dog is transferred, the new owner’s (keeper’s) details must be added to the database. Further, if an owner moves home or changes telephone number, these details should always be updated. Failure to keep these details updated means that under the eyes of the law, the dog is no longer considered microchipped and a fine can apply of up to £500.

If your puppy becomes lost or stolen you will be contacted as soon as your pet is found. Every single day unidentified pets are sent to shelters throughout the country and a large number of these are eventually killed, many could have been reunited with their owners if identification had been possible.


There are breeders out there that promise the puppy’s pedigree will be sent on after you buy the puppy. Under the current law on dog breeding in both England and Wales an ‘unlicensed breeder’can legally only register 2 litters in a 12 month period. Unless the breeder has the KC certificate available or an email confirming the names and registration numbers then you are unlikely to ever see a pedigree certificate.

A lot of puppies are currently being imported from Europe and placed in ‘Cockoo’ homes, these are badly breed pups that usually die from various diseases shortly after purchase, always ask to see the mother with the pups and walk away if they cant show her. It is not being kind by rescuing one of these pups as more will be imported.

Useful Links

The Kennel Club


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