Vizsla Tribute Video
The Hungarian Vizsla,
a golden-rust colored sporting dog, is one of the smallest of
the pointing breeds.
- Males: approximately
50-65 lbs; shoulder height 22-24
- Females -
about 40 - 55 lbs; shoulder height 21-23 inches
- Short hair, single coat, solid golden rust
- Nails, lips,
nose and eyes blend with the coat.
- There is no black on a purebred Vizsla.
- Requires little grooming; weekly brushing, ear cleaning,
nail clipping and monthly bath is usually sufficient unless
they get dirty.
outgoing and friendly.
- Good with
children & elderly if properly trained. Because of
their exuberance though, they are quite capable of knocking
down a frail elderly person or very small child.
- It is common
for Vizslas to jump up on people and grab a hand or arm
in their mouth. They are 'retrievers' and thus like things
(and body parts) in their mouth. Vizslas are also notorious
and determined kissers. If you cannot stand for a dog
to lick your face or coat your child in kisses, this probably
is not the breed for you.
- Very social
- wants to be with people and other dogs. Strong desire
to please, craves human companionship. Just being nearby
won't be enough - wants to be right next to you...or on
- An "indoor
dog", not a "yard dog" or a "kennel
dog". Digging, chewing, and climbing fences are not
uncommon behaviors in Vizslas who are left unattended
and cold conditions cause illness and destructive behavior.
- A good watchdog;
not a guard dog.
mischievous if left alone; requires early and consistent
training. Unattended, bored Vizslas (especially puppies
under the age of 2) have been known to demolish furniture
and other belongings. Secure accommodations are essential
until the dog is old enough to be trustworthy in the house.
- Responds well
to praise and positive reinforcement training methods.
Harmed by harsh and forceful reprimands.
an excellent dog for obedience, tracking, agility, flyball,
therapy work, hunting and family companion.
- High Energy
level requires plenty of daily exercise. Short walks will
not be sufficient. Energy level remains high even as they
age. Vizslas were bred to hunt and have a lot of energy
that must be used up daily. Requires an energetic owner
who is committed seeing that the dogs get enough exercise
and attention on a daily basis.
||On the whole,
this breed seems to have fewer health problems than many other
breeds. Hip displaysia occurs; and allergies, often due to
fleas or foods, are fairly common. The Vizsla Club of America
code of ethics states, "Breed only those dogs who are
free of serious heredity defects, including epilepsy, progressive
retinal atrophy (PRA), Von Willebrand disease (VWD), entropion,
and cranial muscular atrophy, and who are over 2 years of
age and have been x-rayed and OFA certified as free of hip
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