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Hungarian Vizsla

Description

Illustration of Hungarian Vizsla

There is evidence that the russet gold Vizsla was being used in falconry as far back as the 14th Century on the central plains of Hungary. His fine, slightly greasy coat equips him for working in the high temperatures of the plains.

In the late 19th Century some of the dwindling population were mated to pointing dogs. During the World Wars many of the Vizslas were destroyed, but fortunately, refugees from Hungary took their dogs with them and it is from this stock that the breed was resurrected. Elegant and moderately boned, the Vizsla has a nobility in its head and carriage.

The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.


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