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Vizsla |Hungry|

Vizsla |Hungry|

The Vizsla has had a history of highs and lows, facing near-extinction in the twentieth century, but has since been re-established through careful breeding and is now the national dog of Hungary. These are affectionate and lively dogs that thrive on learning and working, and are best suited to an active lifestyle. The Vizsla is a versatile gun dog that works in water as well as on land and exhibits excellent pointing and retrieving skills on a range of furred and feathered game. Vizlas can make very good family dogs but do require extensive exercise.

History

Vizslas are an ancient breed that probably traces back to the Magyar people from western and central Asia. The breed’s heritage is likely of mastiff and hound-dog crosses. By 895 CE the Magyar had arrived in the Carpathian Basin where they settled, farmed, and hunted, breeding their dogs to fulfill a range of roles. The earliest reference to a Vizsla dates to 1350 in a village of the same name on the Danube River. By the eighteenth century, the “golden” dogs had become the preserve of the aristocracy. All modern Vizslas in Hungary trace to three males and nine females that were selectively bred in the early twentieth century. The first of the breed arrived in the United States in the 1950s, and they were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960.

Vizsla puppies need at least two hours of interactive, lively play with their owners every day

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From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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