The Vizsla was originally developed in Hungary to be a pointer and retriever. Nowadays he makes an excellent family companion for active families that can provide him with the attention and exercise he needs. The average height of a Vizsla is 1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet weighing about 40 to 65 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 14 years.
Originally developed as a pointer and retriever the Vizsla is an extremely intelligent dog breed and makes a great family pet as well as a skilled hunting companion. He is very affectionate and loyal to his master and his family and is almost like having another shadow because he is just like a Velcro and will always follow you everywhere. The Vizsla loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Vizsla is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog that will always follow all your instructions.
Vizsla is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Vizsla is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Vizsla, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
Also known as the “Hungarian Pointer” the Vizsla was originally developed in Hungary and it probably descends from hunting dog breeds that were used by Magyars more than a thousand years ago. In the 19th century the Vizsla was developed in his distinct breed.