Vizsla


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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, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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There are only about 2,000 wirehaired vizslas worldwide, said owner Anton Sagh, whose dog Falko is entered at Westminster.
For information on the Vizsla Club of America Welfare Foundation: Look under the heading "Welfare" at http://vcaweb.org.
Another beneficial quality of Vizsla breed is that they have smooth, dense coats that rarely shed - therefore ensuring that home environments remain largely free from hair.
MDD is collaborating with two US universities to train dogs like Midas, a Hungarian wirehaired vizsla, to detect prostate cancer in urine samples, in a bid to develop an artificial biosensor.
Hungarian vizsla pup Gilbert needs hydrotherapy to help with a leg condition.
And in December dog owners from Edgbaston said their Hungarian Vizsla 15-month-old puppy Parker died after contracting Alabama Rot while walking on Cannock Chase.
Otis Two-year-old Vizsla from Fallin, owned by Ryan Godsman
And in December dog owners from Edgbaston said their Hungarian Vizsla 15 month old puppy Parker died after contracting Alabama Rot while walking on Cannock Chase.
Ollie the Hungarian Vizsla is transfixed by the mirror image of the sky on the water.
Breed: Hungarian Vizsla. Owner: Lisa Lewis, 34, from Bridgend Owner's story: We had a dog for six years and we decided to breed her.
I'm drawing on 17 years of wisdom from the pages of WDJ to help my friend handle that dog--as well as my friend's other dog, a two-year-old high-octane Vizsla, who also has separation anxiety (but not so severe as to make her push through a screen and jump out onto a second-story roof).