AKC PuppyFinder: Vizsla Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Gentle, affectionate, energetic and eager
- Energy Level: Very Active; Born hunting dogs built for long days in the field, Vizslas are athletes who thrive on hard exercise
- Good with Children: Yes
- Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Eager To Please
- Height: 22-24 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)
- Weight: 55-60 pounds (male), 44-55 pounds (female)
- Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
- Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
- Breed Description
People will stop you in the street when you're out walking with this gorgeous redhead. The Vizsla's strong elegant body, alert face and unusual coat color are a striking presence. But the Vizsla isn't just about good looks. This all-purpose hunting dog forms strong attachments and loves to be a part of family activities, whether a game of Frisbee or a run in the park. Your Vizsla puppy is both smart and loving. He'll be up for anything, as long as he can do it with you.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1960
Breed History & Job Description: The Vizsla was developed by the Magyars, Asian invaders on horseback who swept into Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire about 1,500 years ago. The Magyars, and their neat-looking red dogs, settled in the land now known as Hungary. During their long history in Europe, Vizslas became famous as swift, all-purpose hunting dogs who could be counted on to do just about anything they were asked. In modern times, that same can-do attitude has won Vizslas generations of fans here in America.
Vizslas are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia, autoimmune thyroiditis and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Vizslas are healthy dogs.
Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.
Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:
- Hip Evaluation
- Ophthalmologist Evaluation
- Thyroid Evaluation
- Breed Club
- Breed Club Rescue: Vizsla Club of America- Rescue
- Breed Club Rescue Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Breed Club Rescue Phone: -
- Breed Club Rescue Link: http://www.vcaweb.org/rescue/contacts.shtml