What Do You Know About Vizsla’s?

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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.

The Vizsla

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:

Vizsla

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?

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5 Comments

  1. I am so so grateful to have stumbled across this website!! My husband and I were very seriously considering getting a vizsla for our family! But as I have 4 young children (ages 2,5,6&7) I realise, after reading all the posts on vizslas, that I will most likely not have the time and, more importantly, the energy to go on massive walks with it…. such a shame. They seam absolutely adorable! Back to the drawing board…

  2. my AC raised 4 vizlas for Southeaster Guide Dogs 3 of them became guides and one is her pet. I do agree that they have TONS upon TWO TONS of energy..omg..I wouldn’t have one as a pet, because I don’t have the time to excersise ti, but they are GREAT as working dogs.

  3. @Rocket Mom, thanks for the feedback on the Vizsla. The one I saw at the vet the other day seemed like he had some energy to burn.

  4. Vizsla’s are GREAT DOGS! However, you have to research if this beed is right for you and your family situation as well as do you have the proper home situation for this breed. The vizsla does not take well to being left alone for long periods of time. Once you get home from work you had better be ready and VERY willing to dedicate a solid hour or more (usually more) to exercising your Vizsla and I don’t mean just play fetch or a walk around the block. The breed is a “thinking breed” and requires a “job”. They do best if you are active and do things like running/jogging, agility, hunting, hiking, camping, swimming. They are a serious go, go, go dogs. If you are not a go, go, go person ….. this breed will reap havoc.

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