Vizsla

The vizsla is lightly constructed but muscle, giving it speed and endurance in the area. Its gait is light, stylish, sleek and ground-covering. Its short smooth coat is compact, giving some protection against the elements. The gold rust shade is a part of this breed.

Bred for a close-working gun dog, the vizsla gets the ability to range daily. It’s a genuine hunter in mind, a gifted pointer and constantly watching out for bird odor. It can get frustrated and destructive if not given sufficient exercise. Most can be uncooperative, some may be timid and many others may be too excitable. It’s tender, caring and sensitive, and may be protective. The vizsla makes a great companion for a busy owner who spends a great deal of time outside.

AKC RANKING 91
FAMILY companion, herding
AREA OF ORIGIN Tibet
DATE OF ORIGIN ancient times
ORIGINAL FUNCTION herder, good luck, companion
TODAY’S FUNCTION companion
AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE Height: 15-16 Weight: 20-24
AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE Height: 15-16 Weight: 20-24
OTHER NAME Dhokhi apso
The vizsla wants a great deal of strenuous exercise daily. That is an active breed that can’t be expected to fulfill its energy requirements using a brief walk or inside a little yard. It has to be jogged or permitted to operate in a large enclosed area. Otherwise, its demands are minimal. Its coat needs little care except an occasional brushing to remove dead hair. It can survive outside in hot climates, granted decent shelter, but if sleep inside on chilly nights. It wants a soft mattress.
  • Energy levelMedium energy
  • Exercise needsMedium
  • PlayfullnessVery playful
  • Affection levelVery affectionate
  • Friendliness toward other dogsFriendly
  • Friendliness toward other petsVery friendly
  • Friendliness toward strangersVery friendly
  • Ease of trainingModerately easy to train
  • Watchdog abilityHigh
  • Protection abilityNot very protective
  • Grooming needsLow maintenance
  • Cold toleranceLow tolerance
  • Heat toleranceMedium tolerance
• Major concerns: none
• Minor concerns: hemophilia A, CMO, CHD
• Occasionally seen: none
• Suggested tests: (hip)
• Life span: 10 – 14 years
The vizsla’s forebears could have comprised breeds that the Magyars gathered since they swarmed across Europe before settling in Hungary within a million decades back. Writings on falconry in the Middle Ages spell out dogs of vizsla kind. The Hungarian plains were rich in sporthunters and hunters needed a quick but close-working puppy that couldn’t just point and recover birds but track mammals over thick earth cover. The strain was unquestionably created from the 18th century, having discovered particular favor with barons and warlords of this moment. From the end of the 19th century, but the breed had considerably diminished in numbers. It had been restored through the discovery and careful breeding of roughly a dozen great specimens. World War II disperse the vizsla Across the World. Hungarians fleeing Russian job took their pointing dogs into different other nations, such as America, where their handsome look and exceptional hunting skills were soon valued. AKC fame came in 1960. Yet more, the vizsla immediately gained admirers, and the strain is now frequently seen in the area, show ring and house. It’s also occasionally referred to as the Hungarian vizsla or Hungarian pointer.

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