- Dog Breed Group
- Sporting Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Hungary for hunting and retrieving game
- Life Expectancy
- 13 to 15 years
- Reddish gold or sandy-yellow coat.
- short, dense coat
- Exercise Needs
- requires regular and vigorous exercise.
- 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.
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.
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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