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Hungarian Vizsla Breeders

If you’re after a dog with stunning good looks and plenty of energy to keep up with your athletic or energetic life, the Hungarian Vizsla could be perfect for you.  Here’s what you need to know.

Characteristics of the Hungarian Vizsla

The Hungarian Vizsla is a medium to large dog that stands about 66cm high at the shoulders and weighs about 27 kilograms.  They are slightly longer than they are tall and they have beautiful, rounded ears that hang down around the cheeks as well as medium sized eyes that contrast with the coat.  Customarily, the tail is docked but this is rarely done anymore.  One distinctive characteristic of the Hungarian Vizsla is their coat. The Hungarian Vizsla has a very short, close lying coat that comes in varying shades of rust but most commonly beautiful golden rust.  Some dogs will have white markings on their chest and/or their feet.

The Hungarian Vizsla Temperament

The Hungarian Vizsla is known for being a very friendly dog that has lots and lots of energy.  In fact, it is so energetic that you may have to exercise or play with it several times a day!  The Hungarian Vizsla loves people, so much so that they are often called a “Velcro” dog, as they never leave your side.  They are also very hardworking and agile dogs and they respond extremely well to training, as they need a lot of mental stimulation and to see you as the authority in the home.  Hungarian Vizslas are very even tempered and, as such, they get along very well with both children and other dogs and animals.

Caring for the Hungarian Vizsla

As the Hungarian Vizsla has such a short coat, little is required in the way of basic grooming.  In fact, all you have to do is to brush the dog occasionally – more often when they are shedding.  You can bath the dog if you wish but this is often not necessary.  You will have to pay attention to the ears however and check and clean them regularly as debris can build up within them.  They will live for around 12 years on average but can live for years longer with plenty of loving care and a good diet.

Who is the Hungarian Vizsla Suited To?

The Hungarian Vizsla is best suited to active individuals and families due to their very high energy levels.  They are not a dog that is suited to being left alone for long periods of time or for being kept indoors.  Any owner will need to be willing to exercise their dog daily and to spend a lot of time playing with and generally interacting with them.

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