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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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announced today the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla will be welcomed to its litter of recognized breeds this year, growing AKC's family to 180.
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.
None of my previous vizslas, bred by my father, had this problem, which allowed us to walk slowly while the dogs quartered.
Vizslas are known as one of the oldest breeds of dog in the world today.
Bart is a handsome vizsla, red and sinewy with a proud carriage and docile eyes.
Standing beside the kennel for their vizslas, I kept thinking, "Something's wrong.
Other top entries include Golden Retrievers (46), French Bulldogs (44), Vizslas (40), Australian Shepherds (39), Labrador Retrievers (38), German Shorthaired Pointers (36), Pugs (33), and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (31).
What a disservice Gun Dog has done to vizslas and ethical vizsla breeders in the United States with the article "Another Look at the Vizsla.
Like most of the handful of vizslas I've seen, he was scouring the ground for foot scent, not coursing into the wind with a high head, casting for body scent.
I'd watched or hunted over vizslas before, and--not to put too fine a point on it--I'd been underwhelmed.
We start in July conditioning our vizslas for our October trip to Tumbleweed," says Gordon Stahlman from Denver, Colorado.
With apologies to vizsla owners every where, I relay that the animal shelter had the two strays listed as redbone coonhounds.