Height: 19.5-25.5 inches
Weight: 45-60 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Vizslas are very friendly, devoted dogs that must be included in family
activities. Some can be stubborn and easily distracted, making obedience
training a challenge.
Training and socialization must begin early and should be ongoing. To counteract
their hypersensitivity they need to be taken to noisy, busy areas at a young
age. Vizslas get along with children, although their energy level can be
They are friendly toward strangers and other animals. Vizslas retain their
hunting-dog spirit and must be made to feel useful. They are best suited
for life in rural or suburban areas with a lot of space.
The coat is short, smooth, dense, and close-lying. Coat color is different
shades of solid golden rust, sometimes with small white spots on the chest
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Vizslas need to be brushed once a week.
They are extremely energetic and want to run, explore, and work all the
time. To prevent behavior problems such as house destruction, these dogs
need long walks or the chance to run daily.
The vizsla is descended from dogs that accompanied the nomadic Magyar people
across Europe over a thousand years ago and settled with them in the region
now known as Hungary. In the 19th century the vizsla became an outstanding
pointer and retriever.
It is especially important to obtain a vizsla from a reputable breeder.
The vizsla is not suited to city or apartment living unless properly exercised.
Breed-related health concerns include hemophilia (a bleeding disorder).
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club