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Hungarian Vizsla Dog Breed Profile

Hungarian Vizsla
The Hungarian Vizsla’s ancestors were very ancient breeds, one was the Turkish Yellow Dog and another was the Transylvanian Hound.

Other Names:
Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Vizsla

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Origin: Hungary

Breed Purpose: To retrieve game from land and water.

Kennel Club Dog Group: Gundog

Height: Bitch 51-61cm., Dog 56-66cm.

Weight: Bitch 18-25kg., Dog 20-27kg.

Lifespan: 9-15 years

Exercise Needs: This hunting dog is highly energetic. A natural athlete, combined with its excitable nature means it needs lots of exercise. This dog does well at agility and dog obedience competitions. If the Vizsla’s exercise needs are not met, they do become destructive and develop severe behavioural problems.

Feeding Needs: This dog thrives on a natural diet. Feed only quality food in the breeders recommended quantities.

Common Ailments: Generally this is a healthy dog but can be prone to hip dysplasia. Only buy puppies that have been hip-scored.

Physical Description: The Hungarian Vizsla is a medium sized dog whose overall appearance is one of strength, stamina and beauty. The head is broad and has a slightly domed skull, and the muzzle is long with strong jaws. The neck and body are muscular and the tail has traditionally been docked to two thirds of its normal length, though docking is likely to be illegal soon. The Vizsla has a tight, short coat that can be solid golden to rust and dark mahogany.

Hungarian Vizsla K9 Obedience Dog Breed Summary:

The Vizsla is a true hunting dog that excels at tracking, retrieving, pointing and as a watchdog. This is a dog that will chew anything and everything given half a chance!

They need special obedience training when it comes to cats or other small pets around the home such as hamsters and guinea pigs as they have an extremely high prey drive, and they will kill if not correctively trained and taught not to view such creatures as prey.

They can be highly excitable and demanding dogs that are difficult to handle if they do not receive adequate training and socialising from an early age.

Any potential owner needs to be committed to training and knowledgeable of the breed’s requirements as they are smart dogs that learn easily and they can easily challenge even an experienced dog owner.

This is a country dog which does adapt to family life and is good with older children but not generally ideal to have around toddlers unless you are prepared to take extra steps to ensure this is not going to cause a problem, again due to the high prey instincts causing these agile and fast dogs to chase anything which moves!

The Hungarian Vizsla is not usually ideal for the average family seeking a simple pet dog experience, but the Vizsla suits an owner that enjoys a challenge and has a love of the outdoor life. In such an environment any Hungarian Vizsla will flourish and reward you with buckets of love and energy.
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