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Also known as: Hungarian Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer

Breed origin: Hungary
Original purpose: Hunting dog.

AKC recognized: 1960
AKC group: Sporting

Size: Weight: males 45 to 66 lbs; females 40 to 55 lbs
Size: Height: males 22 to 24 inches; females 21 to 23 inches
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Color: Solid golden rust in different shadings.

Life span: 12 to 15 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Vizsla is lively, gentle, affectionate, sensitive, fearless, loyal, and protective. They have strong hunting and protective instincts, and are excellent swimmers as well. Trainable and great with children, they thrive as part of an active family. Because of their sensitive nature, they do not tolerate harsh treatments, but respond best to positive training methods. They are generally quiet, only barking when necessary. They need a lot of attention and exercise, or will otherwise become destructive or develop other behavioral problems. Ideally, they should have access to a large fenced area where they can safely run off-leash.

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Good with children? Yes

Protective? Yes

9-month-old puppy
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Energy/Activity Level: High

Good jogging partner? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: conformation, obedience, field, rally, agility, flyball, tracking, search and rescue

Exercise requirement: At least half an hour to an hour of exercise twice daily.

Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, allergies.

Additional photos of Vizsla

Recommended books for further reading:

Versatile Vizsla
By Marion I. Coffman
Published in 2004
232 pages

Vizslas (A Complete Pet Owner's Manuals)
By Chris Pinney, DVM
Published in 1998
104 pages

Vizsla (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Robert L. White, Renee Low, Patricia Peters, and Isabelle Francais
Published in 2004
155 pages

The Complete Vizsla
By Gay Gottlieb
Published in 1992
176 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Vizsla Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Vizsla Club of America Rescue

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