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Until just a couple days ago I had never seen a Vizsla. Actually I may have seen one in the past, but did not know what breed of dog it was. After doing research for my article Top 10 Dogs Good With Children Part II I learned about the Vizsla breed and ranked the breed number 5 in my Top 10 dogs good with children list.
Here’s a little excerpt from my article Top 10 Dogs Good With Children Part II:
Vizslas are lively, gentle-mannered, loyal, caring and highly affectionate. They quickly form close bonds with their owners, including children. Often they are referred to as “velcro” dogs because of their loyalty and affection. They are quiet dogs, only barking if necessary or provoked.
Here’s an image of the Vizsla as an adult and puppy:
The Vizsla I met the other day was an average size dog probably about 50 pounds. I’m not sure if this is common of the breed, but the one I met the other day was very antsy as he sat waiting in the Veterinarian’s office. He was whining the entire time and much more vocal (barking from time to time) then I would have expected from a breed who’s said to be “…quiet dogs, only barking if necessary or provoked.”
Not all dogs in a breed conform to the norm and this is the first time I’ve met a Vizsla. The dog appeared obedient (his caretaker was able to keep him in a sit most of the time), but on the hyperactive time…this particular dog probably had too much energy for a small child.
Do you own or have you ever met a Vizsla before?