Non-sporting Breeds

Hungarian Vizsla

Hungarian Vizsla
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 22-25 in (57-64cm) Bitch: 21-23 in (53-60cm)
Weight: 48-66 lb (20-30kg)
Coat: Short, dense, and straight
Color: Russet gold; small white marks on chest and feet acceptable

The Hungarian Vizsla is the national hunting dog of Hungary. This smooth-haired setter was bred on the central Hungarian plain, the habitat of a wide variety of game. The Vizsla was developed as an extremely versatile dog, able to hunt, track, point, and retrieve hares, ducks, geese, and other prey. It is likely that the German Weimaraner, to which it bears a strong resemblance, and Transylvanian pointing dogs played a part in its early development. However, Magyar noblemen took immense care not to introduce new blood that might prove detrimental to the ability of this breed. The Vizsla is a versatile, easily trained gundog that also makes a first-class pet and is good with children. It needs plenty of exercise and its coat should be brushed regularly.
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