Vizsla

Vizsla Twin DogVizsla History:

The Vizsla probably descended from hunting dogs used by the Magyars, who settled Hungary more than a thousand years ago. They were used by nobles and warlords for hunting.

It had excellent scenting powers who worked closely with his handler. During World War I, the Vizsla was used to deliver messages.

The aftermath of World War I, followed by the ravages of World War II, almost brought an end to the breed. Fortunately, the breed managed to survive, and the first members of the breed were imported to the United States in the early 1950s.

Appearance:

The Vizsla has a short, smooth coat dressed in various shades and lies close to the body. The eyes and nose come in various shades of brown. It has a lightly built, medium-sized body, with males standing 22 to 24 inches at the shoulder, females 21 to 23 inches. Their weight ranges from 45 to 65 pounds, with females being smaller.

Temperament:

The Vizsla is a loving, friendly and tolerant dog good with children, but it is exuberant and can be overwhelming for kids younger than six years old.

Supervision is necessary for any interactions between dogs and kids to prevent any of them from getting hurt.

Vizslas get along with other dogs and even cats, especially if they’re raised with them. They might be a little too fond of pet

birds and shouldn’t be trusted around small pets.

Health:

A Vizsla has an average lifespan of 9.15 years.  They can be prone to certain health conditions and heritable illnesses like hip dysplasia, canine epilepsy, cancer, and sebaceous adenitis.