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Vizsla

Purebred Dog Breed

Description

That of a medium-sized short-coated hunting dog of distinguished appearance and bearing. Robust but rather lightly built; the coat is an attractive solid golden rust. This is a dog of power and drive in the field yet a tractable and affectionate companion in the home. It is strongly emphasized that field conditioned coats, as well as brawny or sinewy muscular condition and honorable scars indicating a working and hunting dog are never to be penalized in this dog. The qualities that make a "dual dog" are always to be appreciated, not deprecated.

Coloring

Solid golden rust in different shadings.

Temperament

Lively, gentle-mannered, loyal, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive though fearless with a well developed protective instinct.

Origin

The Vizsla originated in Hungary in the 9th Century AD. They were bred by Magyar tribes who settled in the area. Vizslas were bred to hunt the countryside, and to be companions. Because they are single-coated, Vizslas are not suited for outdoor-only life. Vizslas were once only owned by Nobles; favored above other breeds because of their keen sense of smell.

Care Level

Medium

petkey™ Breed Statistics

# Registered Pets 1099
Males 557 (50.68 %)
Females 542 (49.32 %)
Microchip Count 995 (90.54 %)
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