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The Vizsla is a dog breed originating in Hungary, which belongs under the FCI group 7 (Pointer group). The Hungarian or Magyar Vizsla are sporting dogs and loyal companions, in addition to being the smallest of the all-round pointer-retriever breeds. The Vizsla’s medium size is one of the breed’s most appealing characteristics as a hunter of fowl and upland game, and through the centuries the breed has held a rare position among sporting dogs – that of household companion and family dog. The Vizsla is a natural hunter endowed with an excellent nose and an outstanding trainability. Although they are lively, gentle mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive, they are also fearless and possessed of a well-developed protective instinct. – WIKIPEDIA [photo credit]
Vizslas have similar traits to Dalmatians:
I’ve only met a few of these dogs but liked them all. Two special ones:
Bailey belonged to a friend who was also part of our daily doggie play group. She and Tasha, our Dalmatian, were about the same age and grew up together. They would chase each other around and around and finally collapse, exhausted and happy. After a couple of years, Bailey got a vizsla brother named Finnigan, who joined in the fun as well.
Milo was larger and had longer hair than most vizslas, so he probably had some of the wire-haired genes. He first came to stay with me at age four and was a frequent guest for the rest of his life, about 10 years. As a puppy, Milo lost his right eye in a freak accident and his owners gave him one made of glass. Wasn’t that a great thing for them to do? His most endearing quality was the way he hugged, by wrapping his front leg around mine. If I tried to remove it before he was ready, he immediately put it back. For a vizsla, he was a real couch potato; not at all hyper.
Does an easy to groom, odour free dog who needs daily runs appeal to you?
Looking forward to your comments!