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Breeds

Breed Name: Vizsla


History

Holding the title of being the smallest of pointer-retriever breeds that exist today, the Vizsla Kurzhaar is different from other hunting breeds, because they are known for being such amazing companion and family dogs as well. This breed originated in Hungary and is known for its talents of hunting fowl and upland game. This breed was extremely popular during the 10th century and have existed well before with evidence shown in stone sketchings. This breed was used to create other pointing breeds including the German Shorthair pointer as well as the Weimaraner.

Appearance

Both males and females measuring 21-25 inches in height and 45-65 pounds in weight, this breed is a hardy and lean breed. With a very short, thin and tight coat on their skin only available in a rust color and shade variations of rust, this breed is great in water, land or just in your home. Their wedge shaped head and large rectangular muzzle is in between two very large pendant shaped ears. Their nails and eyes typically blend with their individual coat color, making a striking appearance. Their nose usually varies from a light brown to light pink in color. When looking at this breed, you absolutely know they are full of muscle and endurance due to their clean cut appearance. Their tail is thick and long and should be pointed outwards when relaxed.

Temperament

If there was ever a breed who honestly loved to learn, its this one. The Vizsla Kurzhaar is a fantastic listener and learns exceptionally well. This breed is very active, however if given enough mental and physically exercise daily, this breed is phenomenal indoors at night relaxing with family. If you're interested in this breed as a hunting partner, look no further. This breed is fantastic at pointing, but even better at retrieval. Great in the water with a bit of encouragement for starters, there isn't anything this breed isn't good at. If you're in-love with the breed for a companion, they will work as such as long as enough daily activity is given as well as mental stimulation. Water sports and agility are recommended for families adding this breed to their family that aren't hunters. A proper harness and leash is required while outdoors if not within a properly fenced in area. As always, positive reinforcement training methods are the only methods recommended for training this breed. This breed is very protective of its family, loyal and affection with those close to him or her. This breed will bark and let you know when a stranger is approaching. This breed does best with a calm, loving and affection owner who will take the time to teach their dog rules and boundaries.

Grooming

Daily brushing and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

Note that this breed is prone to skin and food allergies. Please fully educate yourself about the Vizsla Kurzhaar prior to adding one to your family to ensure this is the correct breed for you. Do not add this breed to your family unless you are able to make a life long commitment to your new addition. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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