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Hungarian Vizsla

A great athlete and excellent swimmer...  (other names: Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer)

Hungarian Vizsla
origin:Hungary
date origin:16th century
life expectancy:13 to 14 years
classification:Gundog
height:54 to 62 cm
weight:22 to 30 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Easyclimate: Temperatefeeding: Mediumsize: Medium
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History [ edit ]

The history around the Hungarian Vizsla is unclear and with many different theories. The range given to the birth of this breed is so wide that varies from the 10th century to the nineteenth.

Some say that the dog we can observe in some prints of the Magyar - settlers that came to Hungary in the 10th century - is the Vizsla, making this breed one of the most ancient of this family. There are some sparse references to this breed throughout the centuries – the most ancient one dates to the 16th century.  

Other theories suggest that those dogs were only one of the Vizsla ancestors and that this breed was only established in the nineteenth century. So instead of being the Vizsla the ancestor of the Weimaraners it would be the inverse. According to this theory, the Vizsla would be the product of crossings between a wide range of breeds - The Yellow Turkish dogs, Bloodhounds, Foxhounds, the Pammion Hound, Greyhounds and the Sloughi.

There are although some common ground in this theories and the history may well be a mix of both – being the Vizsla a ancient breed, product of multiple crossings, that only established it´s definitive appearance more recently.

What we known for sure is that there are no doubts about the existence of this breed in 1850. The wire-haired variety is an independent breed, that was developed 1930s by mixing the Vizsla with the German Wirehaired Pointer to create a Vizsla more resistant to the cold weather.

This breed has gone trough near-extinction situations in the twentieth century, especially during the Second World War, when only the emigrants´ dogs were the ones that survived.

This breed was always recognized by it´s ability to hunt, being one of the best Hunt Point Retrieve dog’s. Today he is able to retrieve both in land and water. He is a popular pet in his native country, Hungary.
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Temperament [ edit ]

This is a very gentle and elegant breed, extremely affectionate and loyal. Lively, the Vizsla loves to hunt and he is a fairly active dog.

Due to his protective instincts, they should be socialized since very early age.

These dogs have dog noses and love to explore, so it´s advisable that they have a yard to live in around the house or apartment. They are very intelligent and easy to train.

They are good with children and do well in a city environment, although they are more suited to live in the country side.  
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General appearance [ edit ]

The Hungarian Vizsla is a medium sized dog, whose height is between 57 and 64 cm, and weight varies from 22 to 30 Kg. With a noble look and graceful appearance this dog is a versatile hunter, and there´s no place unreachable to retrieve a prey, being in land or water.

This dog has a short, straight, smooth and shiny coat covered in a solid russet gold. The wire-haired variety has a hard, not glossy, coat of the same color and a longer beard.

Elegantly built, this breed is robust dog, medium boned. Being a pointer, the tail of the Hungarian Vizsla is carried horizontally.  
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Health [ edit ]

The Vizsla is a very healthy dog, living up to 14 years. Hip dysplasia can occur, although it´s not usual.

The coat doens´t need too much attention, and it´s very easy to clean. 
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