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Vizsla

(vĭzh`lə), breed of large sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 introduced into Europe by the Magyar invasion of the 10th cent. and perfected in Hungary over hundreds of years; also called Hungarian pointer. It stands between 21 and 24 in. (53.3–60.9 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 40 and 60 lb (18.1–27.2 kg). Its short, smooth coat may be various shades of solid rusty gold or sandy yellow. Its tail is docked. Developed to exhibit the caution and alertness necessary for hunting on the plains of Hungary, the Vizsla is particularly suited for hunting in flat, open country. It is used on a variety of upland game and waterfowl and can be trained to point and retrieve on both land and water. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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For information on the Vizsla Club of America Welfare Foundation: Look under the heading "Welfare" at http://vcaweb.
When clients select these highly adaptable animals from the specialist breeders at South Side Dogs, they will be receiving the highest quality Vizslas found at any of the leading North American breeders.
We got our first dog Holly, a Hungarian vizsla, in 2005 and you have no idea how energetic these dog are till you see them in action.
Clinical characteristics and inheritance of idiopathic epilepsy in Vizslas.
But La Contessa managed our seven reddish-brown Hungarian vizslas, five barn cats and six titanic jumpers and dressage horses in harmony and tranquility.
com)-- Leading Western New York State dog breeding experts South Side Dogs, owned by Frank Popolizio, have recently announced that they now have a litter of vizslas available for adoption.
Chelton is currently owned by three Vizslas and lives on Long Island with her partner and Voice of Youth Advocates journal co-founder, Dorothy M.
Wirehaired vizslas, like their smooth-haired counterparts, definitely lean toward the soft side, according to Ken Hanlen.
Deborah, who has three dogs - Hungarian Vizslas - as well as cats, horses, pigs and geese, also campaigns for WWF, equine charity Hoof and the Tusk trust.
Breeds with the word "pointer" or "setter" in their names, along with Brittanys, Spinones, vizslas and Weimaraners are totally in their element when they get a nose full of quail scent.
I grew up with vizslas and was confident I would need no help training her, but it seems that she did get her father's drive and speed, a problem I have not dealt with in the past.
Vizslas aren't even known for having a tendency toward bone cancer, so finding the signs in Bart was "quite a shock," DuVal said.