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Vizsla

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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Hungary for hunting and retrieving game 
Life Expectancy
13 to 15 years 
Color
Reddish gold or sandy-yellow coat. 
Coat
short, dense coat 
Exercise Needs
requires regular and vigorous exercise. 
Temperament
Gentle and good natured. Highly intelligent, but easily distracted. 
Good with Children
Gets along well with other animals and children. Demonstrative with the family; Makes a good watchdog 
Grooming Needs
Minimum Shedder; weekly brushes 
Average Size - Male (in)
22 - 24 
Average Size - Female (in)
21 - 23 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
49 - 62 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
49 - 62 
Health Issues
This breed may suffer from hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and eye diseases such as progressive retinal atrophy. Take care to socializev
Living Conditions
This breed is best suited for those owners who live in rural areas so the dog can get lots of exercise. 

Breed Description

The Vizsla is a breed of sporting dog whose ancestors were probably brought to Hungary by the Magyars more than 1,000 years ago. The vizsla can generally work both as a pointer and a retriever. Developed on the open plains of Hungary, it was bred to be a swift and cautious hunter, wary of alerting its quarry. It is a graceful, pointerlike dog and has a short, smooth, reddish gold or sandy-yellow coat.

Breed Infobits

The Vizsla is also known as the Hungarian Pointer and the Magyar Vizsla.
The Vizsla is a very confident dog that is happy to be around people.

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