An attempt to trace the origin of the Hungarian Vizsla might end up nowhere. However, 14th century Hungarian records suggest the existence of the breed. The predecessors of the breed were hunting partners of the Magyar tribes. The breed experienced a near extinction phase during the World War II, had it not been for Hungarians who escaped the plight. The dogs again showed up in Britain and North America, easily juggling the roles of a sturdy hunting partner and that of a perfect companion dog.
The breed comes in smooth-haired and wirehaired varieties, with differing coat texture. Hungarian Vizslas are medium sized dogs with squared muzzle, and are sturdy and lean built. This breed with well defined muscles is always alert and highly active. It has a short tail, tapering towards the end and it carries it horizontally. The Hungarian Vizsla is available in variety of shades like copper/brown or russet gold and dark sandy gold.
Golen Rust, Golden, Red, Red Golden, Rust, Rust Golden, Sandy Yellow
Normally difficult to train, they have an inborn tendency to learn as well as to please the owner. The dogs belonging to the Hungarian Vizsla breed are attention seekers and are with sensitive temperaments. A hunter by birth, the dog is an excellent fetcher, in land as well as in water. Moreover, the dog is quite considerate towards children and other breeds.
The breed is prone to certain health ailments, especially hip dysplasia. The average life expectancy of the Hungarian Vizsla is 9-15 years.
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