This dog comes from Hungary where the word Vizsla actually means alert. This dog is known to be responsive and gentle. They do need a lot of exercise so a properly fenced in year, making note that they can jump high, would be ideal. They are generally good with other pets, dogs and well behaved children.
As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog. *Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the Vizsla is 22.5 to 25 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 48.
5 to 66 pounds. *Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Vizsla is no exception.
Be on the look out for skin problems, epilepsy (common in dogs) and Canine Hip Dysplasia (genetic based looseness in the hip joint that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness). This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.
She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets. *Grooming. The Vizsla has a short, dense, and smooth easy to care for coat.
She should be brushed regularly. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her. Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs.
Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease. Her nails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet. *Life Span. The Vizsla can live between 11 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.
*History. The Vizsla come from Hungary where they were used to hunt game birds. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1960. Some Registries: * Vizsla Club of America *UKC United Kennel Club *NKC National Kennel Club *CKC Continental Kennel Club *APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc. *AKC American Kennel Club *FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale *NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club *KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain *ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club *ACR = American Canine Registry Litter Size: 6 to 8 Vizsla puppies Category:: Sporting, Gundog Terms To Describe: Distinguished, robust, drive, power, affectionate, companion, gentle, lively, sensitive, fearless. *SPECIAL GOOD POINTS They make a good watch dog.
Highly intelligent. *SPECIAL BAD POINTS They make a poor guard dog. May need an experienced owner. Can be difficult to housebreak. Excellent jumpers so watch that fence.
*Other Names Known By: Hungarian Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Magyar Vizsla *Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.
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