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Great gift idea for Vizsla lovers!

Big Dog | April 12th, 2010

Gentle-mannered, energetic, loyal, affectionate and caring, that is how owners describe a Vizsla. This breed can quickly form a close bond with their owner and with the children in the families.

Just like their owners, Vizslas need proper grooming as well to maintain their beauty and hygiene. This breed’s coat needs to be brushed and shampooed only when necessary. Use dry shampoo or powdered shampoo and then brush it out. Vizslas are a relatively clean breed with average and so it does not require too much grooming. Their nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks and you should pay attention to their health as they are prone to various health conditions such as skin and food allergies.

Keep your Vizsla’s things in a place where there will be no accumulation of bacteria that may cause infections in their skin. You as the owner can keep your personal belongings such as your makeups in a Vizsla Cosmetic Bag (Dog Breed Make-up Case) with zipper closure and lined in plastic. This bag can also be used to hold cameras and other goodies.

Is a Vizsla right for me?

Big Dog | January 25th, 2010

Before running out and getting a Vizsla, here are some points to go over before making that decision. Vizslas need a good amount of exercise that requires a lot of walking and running and not just for a block or two. Future owners should be ready to give this to them. Vizsla are affectionate companions and get close to the owner that they may even become their shadow. If one desires this kind of closeness, then the Vizsla is just perfect. If one doesn’t want to be bothered by the “dog odor” that dogs are commonly known for, then don’t worry for this breed is clean, they do not have that odor and they have a low maintenance coat.

Vizsla are considered to be a talented and versatile  breed for they can function both as a pointer and the retriever with a soft mouth when holding on to objects. These are a few of many things to add to your checklist when getting a dog. If these things are green lights on your list, then the Vizsla is just waiting to be given a home.

How to buy a European Vizsla Dog?

Big Dog | December 21st, 2009

vizslaVizslas are energetic dogs that are 21 to 25 inches in height and 48 to 66 pounds. Having one will be like having an affectionate and loyal buddy who is curious and lively enough to engage in outdoor activities. If one is interested in owning a canine that is also gentle and very adaptable to family life, then studying the breed standard is imperative for spotting scam breeders that don’t follow quality. Vizslas are considered to be handsome dogs covered in golden brown coats that are short.  They have clean cut heads and tapered muzzles. Ears are silky and hang down and eyes are of the same color of the coat. They have a well developed musculature and have an aristocratic look. With this in mind, be aware of scammers who will try to sell something else.

Here are some red flags to be aware of when buying a Vizsla: Read the rest of this entry »

Wire-Haired or Shorthaired Vizslas – A style to match your own!

Big Dog | October 31st, 2008

Contrary to what you may think, the two types of  Hungarian VizslasWire-haired and Short-haired are completely different breeds, though they share many of the same characteristics.

The wire haired Vizsla was crossed with the German Wirehaired pointer in order to get a coat that was better adapted to the cold and and was more tolerant of moisture. Currently, though they are well recognized in Europe, the wirehaired Vizsla is still a rare breed in the US, and isn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) though they are recognized by several other clubs in the US. They are recognized by the FCI and considered a rare breed in Europe as well. The Wire-Haired Vizsla’s have a dense undercoat that protects them from moisture quite unlike their shorthaired cousins.

Wire haired vizsla

The short haired Vizsla is commonly recognized breed and thought to be the only kind of Hungarian Vizsla. They are not suited for cold climates or getting very wet, since they don’t have the protection of the undercoat. However, this also makes them great indoor dogs, as they are less prone to give their owners allergies. They also shed very little, and this results in a remarkable lack of the “Doggy Smell” that is a trademark of most other homes. They are one of the few breeds that are perfect family dogs as well as sporting dogs.

Short haired vizsla

Vizsla is regarded as the dog with human soul. If you have a vizsla too, you know what I mean. 

Vizsla Puppies

D Dog Fan | April 11th, 2008

So many bird dogs in one place!!! You gotta be kidding me!!!!!

Vizsla Puppies

The Vizsla…..the Ultimate Bird Dog!

D Dog Fan | April 3rd, 2008

What is a bird dog? A bird dog is a gun dog or hunting dog used to hunt or retrieve birds. In the southern United States the term bird dog refers to dog breeds such as the English Pointer, Gordon Setter, English Setter, Brittany, and also the Hungarian Vizsla!! With their unparalelled energy, drive, sense of smell and hunting instinct, Vizslas are excellent bird dogs, and any hunter can be proud to have a Vizslas a companion.

Vizslas as Bird dogs

The History of the Hungarian Vizsla’s Origin

D Dog Fan | January 9th, 2008

Hungary is famous for its sheepdogs. These include the Komondor, the Puli, the Pumi, the Mudi and the Kuvasz. But within the breed group of Vizsla, only 3 sub-categories can be found. Namely, the German Vizsla, the Italian Vizsla ( a.k.a Bracco Italiano) and the Hungarian Vizsla. The Hungarian Vizsla is the most-well known and thus the most well-loved as well. Within the famous Hungarian breeds, the Hungarian Vizsla stands regally next to the Transylvannian Hound (a.k.a Pannon Hound), since it is not a flock guard, but rather a hunting dog – unique to all the Hungarian dog breeds!

It developed independently from all the other Vizsla breeds, and its origin dates back to when the Magyars conquered the Carpathian Basin at the end of the 9th century. Hungarian tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin brought dogs with them and these in turn mixed with hunting dogs of the Slavic people living in the occupied territory at that time. The dogs that evolved were the ancestors of today?s Hungarian hunting dog breeds, namely the Hungarian vizsla and the Transylvannian hound. Seperation of the two breeds occured in the 11th century and when the Turks conquered Hungary in the 16th centruy, the Vizsla developed further by crossing with the dogs of the Turks: namely with the dog breed called the Sloughi. Unfortunately, by the end of World War II, much of the Hungarian Vizsla population was destroyed. A few of these dogs were taken to Western Europe and America. The original book of origin was also lost in a fire, so the origin of some of the remaining facts became unknown. But top quality European breeders have perpetuated the gene-pool of this beautiful and regal breed that is very much loved outside of its native Hungary as well!

The Beauty of the Hungarian Vizsla