Weight: 48.5 - 66 lbs.
Height: 22.5 - 25 inches.
Colors: Russet gold; small white marks on chest and feet acceptable.
Coat: Short, dense and straight.
Temperment: Vizslas are gentle, responsive, alert.
With Children: Yes, usually gets along with children.
With Pets: Yes, usually gets along well with other household animals.
Care and Training: Care and Brush the Vizsla shorthaired coat with a firm bristle brush and dry shampoo occasionally. Keep nails trimmed. Plenty of opportunity to run off leash and regular daily walks as they are an energetic breed that needs exercise to feel both physically and mentally happy.
Learning Rate: High, Obedience - High, Problem Solving - Medium
Activity: Indoors - Low, Outdoors - High
Living Environment: Best suited for country living the Vizsla does not do as well in a city or suburban life but will adapt if sufficient exercise is given. Owners need to make their authority clear from the beginning. W
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, skin problems and epilepsy.
Life Span: 11 - 14 Years
Litter Size: 6 - 8
Country of Origin: Hungary
History: Also known as the Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Vizsla or Magyar Vizsla, the Vizsla may trace thier ancestry back to the Magyars who invaded Hungary from the east. Descended from the Turkish Yellow Dog, the Transylvania Hound and Weimaraner. They were once used to hunt the vast plains of Hungary where game birds and hare lived. They were only known in Hungary until after World War II.
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