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There are many write ups about the Vizsla.  The following is a description that captures the “essence" of the Vizsla:

The Vizsla is inordinately happy.  They dont have “good" days or “bad" days like you or I might have. They wake up tail-wagging happy, ready to seize the day and make every minute count. Vizslas have an indescribable capacity for unconditional love. Vizslas want to be with their owners 24/7. Not just on a timetable, not just when things are exciting, not just when the mood strikes them. Appropriately, they are called the "Velcro" dogs, because they want to be with us all the time. Placed outside with four other dogs, they wait persistently at the door, lined up one by one to come back inside. They lick the dishes in the dishwasher when we are tidying up after dinner. They climb in our lap at the mere hint that this would be OK with us.


They follow us into the bathroom almost laughing at our need for privacy.  They make our chairs their chairs, steal our slippers with devilish glee, practically snuggle us off the bed, and we love them for it all.  Even our children don't get away with as much! Vizslas assume their place in the family with grace and enthusiasm, and they must live in our homes in the midst of us. They are never happy isolated from their human family.

The Vizsla is a born pointer-retriever.  An eight-week old puppy will point like a pro.  More importantly and unlike many other sporting breeds, the Vizsla hunts for us, not themselves.  The Vizsla is typically an exceptional field dog with an agile and notable style, a sensitive nose and a strong point. They are a joy to watch, truly want to please their handlers, and their stamina in the field is unsurpassed.  Also, their intelligence and sensitivity are remarkable. If we have the patience and awareness to open the eyes of our hearts, what we learn from them is beyond what we could hope for or imagine. point

ian In the breed ring, the Vizsla is elegant in conformation and style, authentically quiet and regal, with a presence all their own.  The Vizsla is truly a versatile dog who is beautiful in the show ring, exceptional in the field and an adoring companion at home.  Those of us who own one, consider it an honor to live with their Vizsla(s) and can't imagine being without them.




General Appearance
That of a medium-sized, short-coated, hunting dog of distinguished appearance and bearing. Robust but rather lightly built, the coat is an attractive shaded golden rust. Originating in Hungary, the Vizsla was bred to work in field, forest and water. Agile and energetic, this is a versatile dog of power, drive and endurancein the field yet a tractable and affectionate companion in the home.

The ideal male is 22 to 24 inches at the highest point over the shoulder blades. The ideal female is 21 to 23 inches.

A natural hunter endowed with a good nose and above-average ability to take training. Lively, gentle-mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive though fearless with a well developed protective instinct.


AKC Vizsla Breed Standard

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