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The Vizsla is a sleek dog with long ears framing his chiseled face, and eyes that match the rich, copper tone of his coat.The long, silky ears frame a facial expression that is sensitive and loving around the house and intense when at work.
As a hunter expected to work closely with humans, Vizslas form a tight bond with their owners and hate to be left alone.
These athletes have many talents. Vizslas excel in various sports and activities. They are eager and graceful trotters with great stamina, making them ideal jogging and biking companions.
Here are just a few of our past beauties!
More about Vizslas
Male: 50 lbs
Female: 45 lbs.
Height at Withers:
Male: 23 in.
Female: 22 in.
Floppy ears (naturally)
Exercise Requirements: >40 minutes/day
Energy Level: Average
Longevity Range: 10-14 yrs.
Tendency to Drool: Low
Tendency to Snore: Low
Tendency to Bark: Low
Tendency to Dig: Low
Social/Attention Needs: Moderate
Pointing and trailing
Colors: Solid golden rust
Overall Grooming Needs: Low
AKC Classification: Sporting
UKC Classification: Gun Dog
Vizslas are medium-sized dogs weighing 45-65 lbs.
A male vizsla is 22 to 24 inches at the shoulder; females are smaller at 21 to 23 inches tall. Their bodies are muscular and well proportioned. Vizslas generally mature at 1 or 2 years, although they reach their full size around 6 to 8 months.
The vizsla coat is short, smooth and dense with no undercoat. Considered "wash and wear," vizslas require little more than a quick rubdown with a rubber curry brush. The color is a solid golden rust (also called russet).
Vizslas are active dogs, requiring a high level of physical activity, given their hunting history. They do not make good kennel dogs and prefer being with their owners. They are highly intelligent and need activities to keep them occupied to prevent destructive behavior such as chewing and digging.
Vizslas need a large amount of interaction with people. They tolerate other dogs and cats well if properly socialized. Other pets, such as rodents, birds, and reptiles, should be kept away from the vizslas. Because of their hunting heritage, they are liable to kill such animals.
Vizslas make good watchdogs and generally do not bark excessively. Well-socialized dogs are friendly to strangers, unless threatened. Vizslas may suffer separation anxiety and fear of loud noises such as thunderstorms.
Vizslas are ideal for owners who want a medium-sized, active dog for hunting, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Vizslas do not do well left alone for long periods.
Vizslas typically live from 10 to 15 years.