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    Vizsla (Magyar Vizsla)

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    History & Overview

    The Vizsla, also known as Hungarian Pointer, is one of the oldest hunting breeds of dogs in the world. It originated in Hungary centuries ago where it was bred for great stamina and excellent scent ability and used to hunt game on the open plains. The Vizsla is a high-strung dog with a tremendous amount of energy. They are best suited for life in rural or suburban areas with a lot of space. Vizslas get along with children and other animals.

    Character

    Lively, intelligent, very affectionate and easily trained, Vizsla loves his family, including children. The dog is an outstanding game pointer and retriever. In Hungary, Vizsla was also known as “Yellow Pointer”. The Vizsla has a great reputation mainly for his exceptional quality as a hunters’ companions. Vizslas need to be close to people and do not make good kennel dog. They cannot tolerate harsh treatment and usually take a long time to get over hurt feelings.

    Appearance

    Vizslas come in two varieties: smooth coat and wirehaired. The tough, wiry coat of the wirehaired is of dark yellow color, about 1¼ – 1¾ inches in length. Tails can be docked or undocked. Vizslas also make excellent guide and therapy dogs. Because of his easy-going nature and his adaptability, he can easily be kept as a companion dog in the house.

    At A Glance

    Country of Origin:

    Hungary

    Utilization:

    Game pointer and retriever

    Classifications:

    FCI Classification: Group 7 – Pointing Dogs; Continental Pointing Dogs (with working trial)
    AKC Classification: Sporting Group

    Size:

    Medium (21 – 24 inches at shoulders)

    Litter Size:

    7

    Life Span:

    10 – 12 years

    Grooming Requirements:

    Minimal

    Shedding:

    Little

    Social skills:

    Gets along with other animals quite well.

    Suitability for Children: 

    izslas love children.

    Exercise Needs:

    Very high. Vizslas need plenty of daily exercise (90 minutes daily would be ideal for this high energy dog).

    Train Ability:

    Very easy to train, but needs a gentle approach.

    Health & Behavioral Issues:

    Vizsla seems to be a very hardy dog with only a few health disorders:

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