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Vizsla

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Vizsla

The Vizsla is a medium-sized hunting dog with a rusty-gold colored short coat. The front legs are straight and the head is lean with a tapered muzzle. The skull is broad between the ears. The ears have round tips and are long. There is no dewlap around the muscular neck. The eye color usually blends in with the coat color. The large brown nose has large nostrils. The coat is short and is close to the body. They have a distinguished gait. The tail is docked to 2/3 its original length.

Temperament If you want a calm dog, do not choose the Vizsla. This breed is not for everyone. They are loving, gentle, demonstrative and smart, but need a patient and firm hand. They get along well with children but may be too energetic for toddlers. They are good with other dogs, but should not be trusted with small, non-canine pets. They may be good with cats if they are raised with them. Without sufficient exercise, this breed may become destructive. It is imperative that you obedience train your Vizsla.
Height, Weight Male Height: 22-26" ; Weight: 45-60 lbs.
Female Height: 20-24" ; Weight: 40-55 lbs.
Health Problems This breed is prone to hip dysplasia.
Living Conditions The Vizsla should not live in an apartment. It does best with an average-sized yard.
Exercise This energetic breed has lots of stamina and needs lots of regular exercise. They should be allowed off their lead to run in a safe area.
Life Expectancy About 12-15 years
Grooming This breed is easy to groom. Comb or brush occasionally and dry shampoo when necessary. They are average shedders.
Origin Legends persist about the "Yellow Turkish Hunting Dog". The exact origin of this striking Hungarian hunting dog is difficult to pinpoint. Some historians think the Vizsla goes back in pure line to the days of the Magyar hordes that overran Hungary from the East. Others feel it is a creation of the present century. Perhaps the reality is somewhere between. They are recognized by the AKC and the UKC.
Group AKC Sporting, UKC Gun Dog