Vizsla

Description

The strength and power of the Vizsla is evident in the breed’s appearance. Its back legs are well angled with muscular thighs to enable it to move with speed and agility. The breed’s front legs are also strong, but straight in their position. Its short coat that is smooth and thick is also one of its distinguishing features. The breed has a head that is full and slender. Its muzzle is wide with a definite stop. The breed has dark brown facial features. The ears are long and hang at the sides of its head. The breed’s neck is elongated, strong, and angles to its straight back that is shorter than average. The breed’s tail is docked.

Temperament

The Vizsla is a breed that is energetic, obedient, and devoted. The breed is generally friendly, but should be trained early to prevent it from becoming timid around people. Its gentle nature makes it a good companion for children. However, supervision is recommended when the breed interacts with very young children. This breed is responsive to training. It is also an effective guard dog.

Height and Weight

Male height: 22-24 inches Male weight: 45-65 pounds Female height: 21-23 inches Female weight: 45-65 pounds.

Health Problems

There are no serious health conditions associated with the Vizsla. The breed may develop hip dysplasia and hemophilia.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Vizsla is suitable for indoor and outdoor living conditions. The breed has sensitive skin and should not remain outdoors if the weather is very warm or very cold. Indoor types should receive more exercise.

Exercise

Exercise should be a significant part of the Vizsla’s daily routine. This breed has a high energy level and can handle vigorous physical activity.

Life Expectancy

The Vizsla has an average life expectancy of 10-14 years.

Litter Size

The Vizsla has an average of 6-8 puppies.

Grooming

Brushing the coat of the Vizsla is all that is necessary to keep this breed well groomed. Washing the breed is acceptable as long as a dry shampoo is used.

Origin

The history of the Vizsla is somewhat vague. The breed is believed to have originated in Hungary

Group

Sporting

Color

There are several colors associated with the Vizsla. This breed is usually a light brown color. It may also have a reddish brown or fawn color coat. White markings are acceptable for this breed.