Thinking about purchasing an Vizsla? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Vizsla breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Vizsla owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Vizsla and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Vizsla Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Vizsla and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
"Vizsla" means alert and responsive in the Hungarian language. They have become popular work, show and companion dogs in the past few years. Robust but lightly built, they are great jumpers and if bored will try to escape from a yard that does not have a sufficiently high fence. Vizslas are the happiest when they have something to do. The Vizsla will adapt to city living, but will require long walks and human companionship as they have enormous stamina. Somewhat sensitive, they need to be handled gently. They are reliable with children and will quickly adapt to family life. Vizslas are medium sized dogs which usually have short, fine hair all over. There is a variation of the breed which has wirehair. Vizslas have long thin ears that are rounded on the ends, and somewhat wrinklable skin. They are almost completely solid gold rust to sandy yellow in color, but sometimes may have patches of white on the chest and feet. They often have a docked tail, and they are lean muscular dogs. The Vizsla makes an attractive pet, both inside and out!
Other Names: Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Drotszoru Magyar Vizsla
21 - 23.5 inches; Males: 22.5 - 25.5 inches.
golden rust, various shades of gold and sandy yellow; small white marks on the
chest and feet are acceptable.
are gentle, responsive, and alert. They are good natured, lively, and affectionate.
They can be sensitive but they are excellent hunters. They are quite versatile
and trainable, making them an ideal gundog, hunting dog, whatever dog you want!
They are good with children, get along with other animals, and are quite obedient.
Vizslas, although versatile, do not adapt to dramatic changes easily. They can
do well in hot desert areas, however, as they originally started out in a hot
central plain of Hungary.
Watch-dog: High. "Alert"
is their middle name, or first name in this case. "Vizsla" in Hungarian means
"alert and responsive".
Vizsla Care and Exercise:
Brush the Vizsla's shorthaired coat with a firm bristle brush
regularly and dry shampoo them occasionally. Keep the nails trimmed and in good
condition. It is best to give them plenty of opportunity to run off leash and
regular daily walks as they are an energetic breed that needs exercise to feel
both physically and mentally happy. They need plenty of exercise, and owners
are warned not to create a lazy dog out of your Vizsla pup.
Activity: Indoors - Low.
Outdoors - High.
Vizsla Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, skin problems, allergies, cancer, eye problems, thyroid disorders, von Willebrand's disease and epilepsy.
Life Span: 11 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
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