Proud to be a licensed breeder by South Holland District Council
Where to find us:
Nr. Spalding Lincolnshire
07517 689 123
Sarah(Monday, December 16 19 10:13 pm GMT)
I had wanted a little wire haired dachshund for some time but was concerned that now the breed has become fashionable it would be difficult to find a genuine breeder with a conscientious approach to breeding healthy and well socialised dogs.
Shuna was and continues to be so helpful and all her dogs are absolutely delightful. We are thrilled to bits with Lottie. She is such a clever and human centred little dog. A sure sign that she has been raised in a professional and loving environment. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shuna at Riovista and would love to come back for another companion in the future.
Julie Allen(Friday, December 06 19 07:50 pm GMT)
We recently had a miniature wirehaired dachshund puppy from Rio Vista. All the communication with Shuna has been excellent and the puppies were kept in excellent conditions and very well looked after along with the other dogs Shuna has. We got to see the Mum and Shuna was really helpful with photos and videos. The puppy pack also had everything you needed and more. The puppy herself is absolutely gorgeous and is already very well trained. We would not hesitate to recommend Rio Vista and wouldn’t hesitate to have another puppy from them.
Mrs Nicholls(Thursday, December 05 19 09:01 pm GMT)
After already having Sid from a previous litters of Shuna’s we new straight away as soon as we knew there was another litter expected from sids sister Honey we just had to have another dog, Sid has turned out to be the most loving caring and beautiful looking wire haired dachshund and that’s all down to shuna and her hard work and love she puts into all the puppies and also her own dogs. Fred is also a wire haired and he is so adorable and he’s markings are very unique as a puppy. As a family we thank Shuna for all the help she has always provided us with and we have become very close friends and keep each other up to date with vids,pics so shuna can see her gorgeous puppies grow into the most amazing dogs. Thank you so much XX 🐾🐾💙💙
Naomi Simpson(Tuesday, December 18 18 06:41 pm GMT)
Shuna’s help and support has been invaluable. Spike settled in quickly, his training is going incredibly well and is now the proud owner of 2 very ecstatic humans. I have absolutely no doubt that the happy healthy pup we have is a result of Shuna’s skill as a breeder. She’s also a fantastic incredibly patient person and we feel lucky to have found her and live with one of her outstanding dogs as a result.
Thank you for helping myself and partner for getting the most beautiful bundle of fluff last month. Giving advice and guidance when purchasing our gorgeous puppy Ollie a Maltese Terrier.I Would highly recommend Shona to anyone looking for a puppy, as Shona is a lovely and helpful breeder.
Also my son Loz purchased a Malchi from Shona and has got a beautiful companion for life. When life is so low these little companions change your world!
ronald glazebrook(Saturday, September 08 18 08:09 pm BST)
Moses is now 2yrs old today thank you he is very friendly and most of all is in good health glad you have started breeding again in your new home
best Ron & Caroline Glazebrook kings lynn
Angie hayler(Tuesday, June 05 18 12:00 pm BST)
We bought our morkie puppy buttons from shuna when she was 3 months old she is now 5 months and absolutely beautiful . She fits into our family perfectly. She is a little mischief who is so confident and loves us, our 2 Yorkies and every dog she meets equally it seems. Buttons had a great start in life which has made her such a lovely little girl now. We were lucky to choose shuna as a breeder and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who wants a puppy.
Kay nicholls(Wednesday, May 30 18 01:29 pm BST)
(Saturday 12th May 2018)
I bought our puppy Sid (min dachshund wired haired) and we as a family are over the moon with him he is a stunning breed and came from a lovely litter and the mother was so calm and beautiful looking, can’t thank Shauna enough for all her help and continue support before buying Sid and after so much information and help I have received from vid,pic,txs. The attention to detail with the puppy pack was just so amazing. I would Highly recommend shauna for her knowledge and her passion to all of her dogs she is a number one breeder and a very lovely lady.
Sid is loving he’s start to life thanks to Shauna.. XX ?
Hannah Hutcheson(Monday, May 21 18 05:05 pm BST)
As first time puppy owners, we had a lot of questions and queries for Shuna who was amazing and very patient.
Shuna is very welcoming and has such love and care for her puppies and dogs. We are so thrilled with our little pup and he is doing amazing. Lovely and cheeky temperament. I will be keeping my eyes on the website for any more daxies for the future. Thank you Shuna for being a wonderful breeder. X
Sue & Ian Wilson(Saturday, January 13 18 02:53 pm GMT)
We fetch our little girl Hershey from 'RioVista'on Sunday 07/01/18 and I cannot be more pleased with her and her breeding I would highly recommend the breeder for a well socialized puppy and best start in life ,Thank you again xx
Natasha(Wednesday, November 01 17 08:44 pm GMT)
An amazing breeder! I brought my chihuahua 3 years ago in October and it was the best thing I have ever done! I would not change her for the world! Mya is the daughter of Armani and Lacey and is a tiny petite girl who loves nothing more then to snuggle up for cuddles! Thank you so much for breeding such beautiful puppies, I can’t help but think about getting another one.
marie carey(Saturday, August 12 17 01:41 pm BST)
OMG! I cant thank Rio Vista enough for the BEST puppy. He (Toto - Morkie) had absolutely the most amazing start in life and therefore settled into my home from day 1. I am 'totes' in love with 'Toto'
Natalie(Thursday, August 10 17 02:18 pm BST)
Wow is all I can say, we picked up her beautiful Morkie girl on Saturday and can honestly say she is the most perfect little bundle of joy.
From the moment I rang Shuna to first enquired she was honest, helpful and so full of knowledge and honesty. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done with us from the viewings, late night messages, pictures, video's, the most amazing puppy pack which was supplied with her and of course our beautiful little girl.
I cannot recommend Shuna as a breeder enough.
Our little girl is happily settled into our house and has the most amazing character.
I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for us. Thanks for helping us complete our little family x
Krystyna Pieniazek(Sunday, February 26 17 07:47 pm GMT)
I don't think my last comment got through so please forgive me if I am repeating myself! Just wanted to confirm that Nina the little Maltese I obtained from you November 2015 (a present for my mum's birthday) is an amazing member of the family and loved by all who come in contact with her. She is a delightful combination of princess and tomboy and there have been no health problems whatsoever (due to quality breeding-as confirmed by our vet). Many thanks for going out of your way to help me with pickup dates and the all important puppy selection. Maltese are a beautiful breed not only in terms of looks (love the short 'puppy' cut for home grooming) but also in terms of temperament. I was so lucky to have found you!
Krysia Pieniazek(Saturday, February 18 17 12:25 pm GMT)
Nina,a Riovista Maltese pup joined our family in November 15. Just over a year later she is adored by both my elderly parents and me, being a perfect mixture of princess and tomboy.
Obtaining her through RioVista was an absolute pleasure from begining to end!!! This past year there have been no health problems requiring vet visits apart from routine shots and recent spaying, and our vet confirmed that we have a delightful strong and healthy pet. It all comes down to good breeding which RioVista has a justified reputation for. Many thanks for the joy this little white bundle of fur has brought to all of us.
Hannah Apps(Tuesday, November 22 16 09:02 pm GMT)
What a privilege and an honour to have brought 2 Maltese puppies from such an amazing breeder. Shuna has a passion and a love for these animals that could rival Dr. Dolittle! She treats them like dogs and as such they thrive, and clearly develop into social animals that respect their pack and their people. I've never known puppies be so well tempered, happy and settle so quickly.
Shuna was extremely welcoming, supportive, honest and we were never rushed during our visits. We saw mum Mini and dad Smartie for our gorgeous baby boys (now called Rocky and Dexter).
I feel, in meeting Shuna, I have made a true friend who I admire for her dedication and tenacity in caring and providing all her dogs with the best, real care.
Thank you for giving us such joy in homing these pups. Anyone would be lucky, and sensible to do business with you.
ronald glazebrook(Wednesday, November 09 16 06:01 am GMT)
thank you for your excellent help and knowledge
Moses is doing fine and is a lovely puppy now 9wks
your family of dogs are a credit to you and your love of them all
Jessica Cross(Friday, September 09 16 10:15 pm BST)
I've had my little man a week now and my family and I couldn't be happier.
I contacted Shuna asking her if she had any puppies and she informed me that she was due a litter and would let me know. Well she didn't let me down! I fell in love with one of them and when he was a
bit older was able to go and see him. Shuna was so welcoming and was so easy to talk to which was important to me as this was my first dog.
After meeting the puppy and his mum I reserved my puppy. You could tell how happy Shuna dogs are and how much love there is between them. Shuna kept me updated on his progress until I picked him up.
I am so glad I decided to go with Riovista.
Henry is absolutely gorgeous and we wouldn't change him for the world. Shuna has made this a great experience for us and I would recommend her to anyone wanting puppy or dog!
Vicki Bruton(Sunday, July 24 16 10:41 pm BST)
What can I say about RioVista? From the first telephone call with Shuna to picking up my male Chihuahua I have experienced nothing but friendly and sound advice. On the first night he squeaked to ask
to go outside and can't believe he totally toilet trained for the off go ? and no accidents in the house, I put this down to Shuna and all her hard work and love for her dogs . I will definitely be
back for a second puppy real soon. Thank you for letting me have such a beautiful well behaved boy. Good luck Shuna, you're doing a wonderful job!
Julie Keogh(Saturday, May 28 16 02:17 pm BST)
After visiting Shuna and her wonderful dogs I just wanted to say how impressed we were. Shuna couldn't have been more welcoming, she spent so much time with us, proudly showing off her doggie mums,
dads and of course the gorgeous puppies. You could see she had a very special relationship with all her adult dogs, singing out their names to separate them from the pack, they would come
confidently. All dogs were obviously very well cared for, being raised in a safe and stimulating environment.
To our absolute pleasure we got to cuddle and hold not only puppies but their parents too. The adult dogs were happy to be petted and loved, obviously accustomed to being handled. We felt so at home
that we lost track of time, but not once were we made to feel we'd outstayed our welcome. Needless to say we fell in love with the puppies (and the parents) and are now impatiently waiting to pick up
a little morkie puppy in a few days time. In the mean time Shuna has kindly sent videos of our chosen puppy and updated us via regular texts. What a wonderful experience this has been thanks to
Shuna's generosity and professionalism, I really couldn't recommend her more highly.
Sarah Prentice(Tuesday, February 09 16 09:52 am GMT)
I purchased my lovely little girl Maisie a few weeks ago. What a wonderful experience. I already have 3 Chihuahuas and Maisie has settled in so well. She has no 'accidents' and goes to the toilet on
her puppy pad. She is so well adjusted and sociable. I was with Shuna for over 2 hours, I didn't feel rushed into making a decision and if I choose to get another puppy will always go back to Shuna.
Thank you so much
Rahim(Thursday, January 21 16 11:07 pm GMT)
Towards the end of 2015 after almost a year of contemplating, we set out on a search for the perfect minature dachshund; and Rio Vista provided it! From the initial phone call to Shuna, she was
unbelievably helpful and collecting our puppy from her couldn't have been more exciting. I met the parents and all the other pets which was a real treat. Clearly all happy and very well looked after
and cared for. Shuna provided a generous starter pack which really helped us out. Couldn't have been more delighted with the both the service and our new family member! Can't wait for the next litter
so we can have a second edition to our home!
Helen O'Mahony(Tuesday, November 17 15 09:18 am GMT)
We collected our mini wire haired dachshund boy (Sid) from Shuna on 14/11 and we are so pleased with him!! He has settled very well in his new home. We would thoroughly recommend Shuna as a breeder,
she was very welcoming and friendly and obviously adores her dogs and has knowledge of everything doggie! Thanks again xx
Lisa ardener(Wednesday, October 14 15 07:18 am BST)
We got our stunning little valentino from shuna and what a lovely experience it was.we were made very welcome and met lots of other stunning dogs in the comfort of her home , she had lots of time for
us and the puppy pack is amazing which came in a stunning bag .Never been to buy a dog where the breeder has as much time as you need to be there ! Very well toilet trained & socialised valentino
fitted straight in with our other dogs & family members! I would recommend Riovista to anyone who wants a well bred loved & looked after puppy/ adult dog .xxxx
Lesley Robinson(Tuesday, April 28 15 11:44 am BST)
Hi there, Shuna!
Thought you'd like a message to say that Tulip & Benedict are still wonderful! They are both coming up to 3 years old this summer and I don't remember much about life before they arrived because
I've been so BUSY since. They are conquerors, both of hearts and the food bowl! Just one look into Benedict's huge, rather wet eyes is all it takes for me to remember the lovely time I had coming to
see you and bringing my bubs home.
Tracey(Monday, April 20 15 09:27 pm BST)
We got our beautiful little boy Aramis on 17/04/2015 and fell in love with him just from the pictures alone. It was a done deal before our viewing. Shun a was a perfect host and very informative with
daily updates leading up to our visit. Aramis is now well and truly pampered.
Trudi(Friday, April 03 15 03:01 pm BST)
I picked up my little boy from Shana on 31 March 2015, he was named Chesney and I have since renamed him to Rio. He is settling in nicely, already litter trained and had no accidents at all. Thank
you so much for this little bundle of Joy. I would definitely recommend Shana to anyone who is looking for a little Chihuahua.
megan(Wednesday, February 25 15 09:26 pm GMT)
Brought 2 puppies and felt very welcome when we come to view the puppies. Home is welcoming and puppies are very well looked after. Received a massive puppy pack to start them off in their new homes
to help them settle. would deffinatly recommend! Thank you so much!!
Trudy(Tuesday, November 18 14 06:54 pm GMT)
We picked up our little girl on the 6th Oct. From that time she has been a wonderful, funny and loving addition to our family. Shuna was and is invaluable to ensuring a healthy, safe and informative
transition to the puppies new home. We are learning so much from our little lady. I would recommend Shuna and Rio Vista to anyone considering the joy of a puppy.
Gemma Wright(Monday, October 13 14 01:59 pm BST)
1 year ago today my beautiful little girl was born and had the best start to life in your home! When I chose her I would never have imagined what a loving, playful, affectionate little puppy Ruby was
going to turn out to be. I cannot thank you enough for my beautiful little girl! She’s doing great, loves her cuddles and loves chewing her bones!! Thank you so much for my Ruby, she is my absolute
soul mate! I couldn’t have asked for a better puppy or nicer, caring breeder! xxx
Hayley mayes(Friday, August 15 14 12:22 pm BST)
I have brought 2 puppies from this breeder and have recommended her to friends/family who have gone on to buy a pup off of shuna, absolutely lovely woman!! and cares for pups and adults
unconditionally I consider her a friend now as she's soo amazing with all dogs and a real peoples person would always buy a pup from her they are adorable thank u x
Lizzie Nally(Tuesday, August 05 14 07:16 pm BST)
We collected our new boy (wire haired mini dachshund) on the 1st August. I must say he is absolutely adorable. I would like to thank Shuna from the bottom of my heart. Shuna had her hands full on
collection but was still able to tell us everything we needed to know. She obviously adores every one of her dogs. I would recommend Rio Vista without any hesitation at all. Once again Thank you for
our gorgeous boy.
Stacey(Saturday, July 05 14 02:56 pm BST)
I would recommend Shuna and her pups I brought my baby (jay jay ) From Shuna. Shuna was very welcoming helpful and I could she she loved everyone of her fur baby's and I know she will always be here
to help in years to come and I would get another pup from here again my boy has had the best from the very beginning x thank you Shuna x
Louise & Tony(Wednesday, July 02 14 03:55 pm BST)
Words cannot come close to expressing how amazing an experience we have had in meeting Shuna and buying our beautiful pup Powder Puff (Honey). We've made an amazing new friend and we look forward to
returning for another pup in the future. A brilliant lady who gives peace of mind, and produces brilliant, healthy, well-adjusted puppies who are a pleasure to share life with. Our little girl came
home and settled with our older chi's as if she had lived here forever. Thank you so much, you made our year!
Samantha burt(Sunday, May 18 14 09:59 pm BST)
Absolutely fantastic breeder and what a lovely lady. Could possibly be one of the best friends I've ever made. 3rd dog from Shuna now and she is gorgeous. Any advice or help you need and she's right
Jo Tetlow(Thursday, May 08 14 04:10 am BST)
We loved our first chihuahua girl so much from Shuna that we came back to get her a playmate! Our new little boy is exquisite! I cannot recommend Rio Vista high enough. Nothing is too much trouble
and no expense is spared on her dogs and puppies. It's so refreshing to be able to trust a breeder! A thoroughly enjoyable experience and yet again a first class puppy that has made our family
Zoe Coulter (Russo)(Wednesday, March 05 14 07:52 pm GMT)
Hi Shuna, we just wanted to say thank-you so much for our beautiful little girl Lola (Stacey). She's settled in brilliantly with our other Chihuahua Alvin, he really loves having her around. They
play together fantastically, they're so funny to watch! She is so full of character, as you said, and isn't afraid of anything! She also has an extremely healthy appetite, and isn't fussy like a lot
of chihuahuas. All of these things are testament to what a well bred, happy & healthy puppy she was when we picked her up on Feb 14th 2014. We thought the puppy back you gave us was really great
too, you put such a lot of effort into your dogs and this is really clear to see. We'll send you some more pics and a video so you can see how she's growing. Her little ears have come up now so she
looks like a proper little chihuahua! She's off on her first trip to Cornwall this weekend
Jo Tetlow(Saturday, February 15 14 12:51 am GMT)
We adore our new little chocolate chihuahua from Rio Vista, a proper lively, chunky, healthy little pup! Shuna is a fab breeder, very helpful and very organised! Nothing was too much trouble and her
love for dogs is evident. If you want a strong healthy pup as your new family member, then I can recommend Rio Vista :)
Donna St.Pierre(Tuesday, February 11 14 01:37 pm GMT)
I am overjoyed with my new Rio Vista puppy! She is happy, healthy, confident and so loving. At 8 weeks she is absolutely clean, I could hardly believe my eyes.
She came with amazing advice from the breeder with full puppy pack and insurance.
I am always careful of a breeder's ethics and this lady is completely professional, ethical and loves these puppies, one and all. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Thank you very much, Rio Vista, my 'Lucy Loo' is heaven!
Samantha Burt(Sunday, February 09 14 10:12 pm GMT)
Absolutely lovely people so helpful been in contact with Shona for weeks before collecting bisquit and then saw phoebe from another litter and reserved her too. They are gorgeous strong healthy pups.
110% recommend as breeder and made a friend for life. Thanks Shona
Samantha Lowman(Wednesday, January 15 14 02:30 pm GMT)
We purchased our beautiful boy Prince just before Christmas. He has given our family so much joy and is a remarkable boy. I can not recommend Rio Vista enough! Prince is a very handsome boy,
fantastic body structure and beautiful marked with a great temperament. Rio Vista will go out of there way to give you any information required and are very caring breeders.
We Purchased our two beautiful Smoothcoat Chihuahua girls from Shuna in March 2013 and what stunning gorgeous little girls they are too. They are sisters and adore each other. They fitted right in
with our other 3 Chihuahuas from the start, they have such lovely temperaments. Thank you so much Shuna for our two much loved girls. We will send you some pics.
Kerry(Tuesday, June 04 13 10:10 pm BST)
Was overjoyed with our gorgeous little girl from Rio Vista, very kind caring breeders, my little darling settled in straight away and you could tell she had had lots of nurturing from the lovely
owner, many thanks waiting for your next litter to have another one , Thank you again. Well done Shuna lovely lady and lovely doggies
Zoe(Tuesday, May 21 13 09:46 pm BST)
If you're looking for the kindest most lovely breeder who wants only the best for her babies then look no further. Shuna is the nicest person I think I've met who does nothing but put her dogs first.
I'm now the proud mum to little dexter who is the best dog I could imagine! I can't thank Shuna enough. I'm just now thinking if I should get another!! When the time comes, ill have no doubt on where
to go. Zoe and Dexter xxxx
abz(Sunday, April 14 13 09:36 pm BST)
Well what can I say, outstanding. Shuna is truely one of the nicest most honest geniune people I have ever met in the chihuahua world. She has been amazing right from the first phone call, 4 months
ago up to today and will continue to stay in contact with. I purchased two girls from shuna and her partner. Well worth the 10 hour round trip. They settled in instantly, which is a credit to the
high standards of shunas breeding. Thanks for everything :) xxx
Samantha Mason(Friday, April 12 13 05:00 pm BST)
These breeders are so very good and I cannot praise them enough!
As potential owners suitable for our beautiful Bella they made us feel completely at ease and spent hours with us so that we all knew we were all happy with the decision.
I cant thank both Shuna and Montie enough they go way over and above and we are very blessed to have our gorgeous puppy in our lives!
Kind Wishes x
Leah(Thursday, April 04 13 12:02 pm BST)
So very happy with our little girl "Belle". Such a confident, happy little puppy, a real credit to the breeders. Thank you so much, would highly recommend a puppy from Riovista :)
Mr + Mrs C Robinson(Wednesday, February 20 13 03:36 pm GMT)
In September and November 2012 I took Tulip and Benedict home from Rio Vista to Bury St Edmunds. I adore them both. They are beautiful creatures, shining with health, full of fun and happiness and
they make my old heart so glad to see them running about the place. They are into everything and I'm very grateful to them for sorting out my sitting room cupboards! Lots of old stuff in those that
"we" didn't really need! Well done, Shuna, for breeding and raising them and thank you for your kindness and excellent advice. We only had to use the honey on Tulip once.
Suzanne, Alan & Rianne(Wednesday, December 12 12 09:57 pm GMT)
Had our little boy Prince! for 4 days now,he has settled in a is giving us so much pleasure already! We would like to Thank you Shuna for all your hard work and for giving us a very well loved and
healthy puppy, who we will continue to love. We will keep in touch with lots of pictures, and will know where to come if we ever want another puppy, Thanks a million.
Louise Gurklis(Saturday, September 08 12 12:31 pm BST)
We purchased our stunning baby Lola a week ago she settled in within the first few hours a beautiful well bred and looked after puppy so lovely we are going back for another
new site looks really good with lots of activity to attract views
Barb & Ian(Thursday, July 26 12 07:27 pm BST)
Well further to my last post, it turned out we couldn't leave with only one! We went back and also now have Bodie's litter brother (Blue Fawn L/C) join our family and we've called him Dexter - Dexie
for short. He is adorable and really happy with our other two. So happy to have both litter brothers. Thank you so much to Shuna for such beautiful puppies - lovely in temperament as well as looks.
Both have had all their usual vet things done and were a big hit with the vet nurses at the practice - who could resist those little Chihuahua faces?!
Barb & Ian(Sunday, July 22 12 06:09 pm BST)
Thank you for our beautiful little baby Bodie (Red Sable L/C). We are so delighted to have him. Very hard to leave RioVista with only one, as Bodie's litter brother was also a stunning pup - just as
cuddly and adorable! Very well reared babies, excellent pedigree - a real credit to you. We will keep you up to date with lots of photos.
Su(Wednesday, July 18 12 11:27 am BST)
What can I say about RioVista? From the first email contact with Shuna, through all the queries, and lengthy phone calls, I have experienced nothing but friendly sound advice from a caring doggy
person. I knew that a puppy from RioVista would definitely be well reared, well socialised, and very much loved. Cheeky Chica (long-haired) Chihuahua arrived five days ago. Carefully and kindly
delivered by Mark. The fourth night in her new home Chica slept all the way through the night. Not a peep. This morning we had a cuddle and I put her down on the newspaper in the corner and she did
what she had to do. What an amazing little soul! Dibley (my 12-year old toy Poodle) looked at me strangely because I couldn’t stop saying ‘Good girl!' And we've just arrived home from the vets where
Chica had her first jabs and she passed the health check with flying colours - as if there was any doubt! And there's an added bonus to having a RioVista pup - I know I can contact Shuna and have a
chat should I have any worries. Good luck Shuna and Mark, you're doing a wonderful job!
Christine Quarterman(Tuesday, July 10 12 03:50 pm BST)
How wonderful to see these tiny dogs and puppies in beautiful clean surroundings and to know they are cared for and loved. I have a long coated Chi,and if I ever want another I know where to come.
Thanks for putting your vidoes online.