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Breed Group: Sporting
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The Vizsla is classified as a rare breed. They originated in Hungary in the 8th century as a hunting dog, although owning this breed was a symbol of aristocracy. They were nearly extinct after WWII. The Vizsla was revived by the Hungarians who smuggled their beloved breed out of the country for fear of them being desecrated.
The Vizsla is a versatile gun dog that is able to work in the forest, field, and water. They excel in retrieving, and are capable of covering difficult terrain in extreme weather conditions. The Vizsla has an easygoing nature and is an excellent companion.
The Vizsla is friendly, lively, and affectionate with their family and those they know. They are alert and watchful. They will bark when they sense danger or visitors. They are very reserved with strangers. The Vizsla is very demonstrative, but has a tendency to be willful and distracted. They get along well with older children and in most cases other dogs. They will tolerate cats they are raised with. The Vizsla loves to chew on anything and everything and is not a calm and placid breed. They will become destructive if they are allowed to be bored.
The Vizsla's coat requires very minimal care. They need to be brushed occasionally with a firm bristle brush and dry shampooed when necessary. Bathing should only be done with a mild soap so as not to strip the coat the protective oils. It is important to keep their nails trimmed. The Vizsla is generally healthy, but has a tendency toward hemophilia and hip dysplasia. They do not tolerate cold climates.
The Vizsla breed comes in two coat varieties: the Smooth and Wire. The Smooth is short, dense, close to the body, and shiny. There is no undercoat. The Wire is hard, harsh, and loose fitting. There is no gloss or shine. There is a winter under-coat and the hair is brush-like on the back of the forelegs, head, muzzle, and ears. The Vizsla coat colors range from golden to russet. They are average shedders.
The Vizsla needs both socialization and obedience training at an early age. Owners of this breed must make their authority clear right from the start. They are eager to please and quick to learn. The Vizsla displays their talents in the areas of tracking, pointing, retrieving, and competitive obedience. Harsh methods of training will ruin this breed. They need firm, fair, and consistent training.
The Vizsla is an extremely active breed that requires strenuous activity daily. They thrive in a large fenced area or a leashed jog with their owner. They also require mental stimulation, such as play sessions with their family to ensure their happiness. They are not recommended for apartment dwelling due to their enormous stamina.
45-65 lbs
Male: 22-24; Female: 21-23 inches
Solid golden rust
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How much do Vizsla puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Vizsla varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Vizsla puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Vizslas sold is $1,200.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Vizsla with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,800 upwards to $4,300 or even more for a Vizsla with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Vizslas sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,200.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $1,800.00 to $4,300.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2201 Vizsla puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Vizsla puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Vizslas true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Vizsla Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2201 Vizsla dogs.
  • 1. Babies
  • 2. Hank
  • 3. Boomer
  • 4. Abbey
  • 5. Red
  • 6. Blue Boy
  • 7. Ginger
  • 8. Penny
  • 9. Ranger
  • 10. Gunner
  • 11. Rusty
  • 12. Sadie
  • 13. Scout
  • 14. Bella
  • 15. Blue
  • 16. Purple Girl
  • 17. Copper
  • 18. Daisy
  • 19. Duke
  • 20. Green

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Anonymous asked:
My first Vizsla, pup 2 weeks, he was the perfect pup, was never aggressive, he passed away in 2014; Recently purchased our Vizsla this past month delivered to us at 8 weeks, very aggressive, bites almost like shark attack; I understand the reasons for keeping the pup for that duration except after 2 weeks pup starts adapting to certain behaviors so my thoughts if it is in the best interest for the customer to wait until 8 weeks to release the pup shouldn't breeders integrate puppy training so it will be a smoother transition for pup & adopting Families.



First off, please do some research before you get a puppy. Eight weeks is the bare minimum a puppy should leave its mother and litter mates. When you got your puppy at 2 weeks old, the puppy imprinted on you as its parent and so the dog was not socialized to you as a 'regular' dog would be. You were its whole pack and it was bonded to you as if you were born to your mother and then lived in a room solely with her for the rest of your life. A responsible, reputable, honest, knowledgeable and caring breeder will do everything for their litter of pups for socialization and health. A dog behaviorist will be able to determine whether or not your puppy is acting out aggressively, or if the puppy is indeed being a puppy. Because the puppy socialized with its litter mates, he/she learned bite inhibition with its litter mates, not you. The biting, nipping and over-all over-zallised behavior has to be trained down to show the puppy how you expect him/her to act when playing with a person. The is basic socialization. Your previous pup learned bite inhibition with you when he/she was much, much younger because you had the pup from too early on. Puppies need to be socialized with their litter mates, mother, and other people to be well rounded dogs. Depending on the breed, some puppies don't go to their new homes until they are 12 weeks of age. Please talk to your vet and get the insight of a dog behaviorist to check over your pup. They will be able to help you with training and educate you further on the social needs of puppies.


My Vizsla pup bit. But when he bit I would squeal loudly. And turned my back to him. He stopped they learn fast.


Puppy biting is normal at 8 weeks of age. Your job as an owner is to socialize them and teach them appropriate biting. Please watch this video. I personally don't believe puppies are aggressive at 8 weeks old. They're just exhibiting typical puppy behavior.

Anonymous asked:
Our Vizsla died suddenly in sleep, 8 yrs old. Is this common?

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First off, I am sorry for your loss. The average life span of the Visla is 10 - 13 years old, so passing away at 8 years old is uncommon. However, if you would like to know why your dog has passed away, I would suggest asking your vet to do a necropsy (an autopsy on an animal) to determine cause of death. Cancer is the main cause of death in older Vizsla's, but your vet will be able to tell you exactly what caused your dog to pass away so suddenly. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

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Are Vizslas good with cats and rabbits?🐰🐶🐱And do Vizslas dig?🐈 Are Vizslas good with horses?🏇🐎🐴!



The Vizsla is a hunting breed of dog, they have a very high prey drive. However, they can be socialized with cats and horses as puppies and can do fine around them. But there should always be supervision when the animals are in the same area together at first. As for digging, the Vizsla has a TON of energy and if they are not exercised then they will do something else to entertain and exercise themselves; and digging is one of those activities that the Vizsla could choose. But if you exercise a Vizsla well every day, give him/her something to do while you are away and discourage any digging as a puppy, then the dog shouldn't dig.


As a 25 year Vizsla owner, I can tell you first hand that Vizslas and cats can be raised in the same house. We had always raised our Puppies with cats and our kittens with dogs. No problem, no running in fear, no hunting/stalking. On one occasion one of our adult cats jumped into the whelping box and wrapped herself around a week old puppy. She rolled with that puppy across the 3’ pool before releasing the puppy and exiting. Our female raised her head, looked at the commotion and laid back down. On another occasion a large rescued male jumped into our sunken tub while my wife watched in horror. Two young adopted kittens were being noisy in the tub. He reached down with his head and picked up a kitten. Jumped out of the tub. Tossed the kitten up into the air and caught her with an open mouth. With the softest grip he could use, he brought the puppy to my wife who was lying in bed. That said, they will chase unknown cats that run. Cats unfamiliar with your dog may smack, growl or bite your dog.

kailynmaier asked:
Should I get a Vizsla? I am a current Dental Hygiene student and will be graduating in the spring of 2016. I am considering getting a Vizsla pup next summer. I am attracted to the breed because of their known energy and affection. I last had a GSP, and loved him, but he was a bit stubborn and didn't like sticking around when going outdoors. I've read that Vizslas stay closer to you more-so when taking them out. For the first year of its life, I will be enrolled in school, but figure I have more breaks to Run / train her than I would with a full-time job. I live in a small home with a yard, located next to public lands where I could run her. My main purpose of getting one of these is having a loyal outdoor partner for long hikes and running, that is loving and able to train for duck hunting.
Thoughts? Suggestions on exercising / training?



As long as you have the funds to be able to support/take care of a pup and have enough time to take care of the pup, then go for it. The Vizsla breed is a great companion animal and really attach to one owner compared to a whole family. However, using a long-lead in the beginning of your pups life with you while you are out will help teach him/her to stay closer to you. As well as spaying/neutering your pup anywhere between 6 -8 months will keep him/her from wanting to wander.


As for exercise, the Vizsla breed needs about two hours of exercise a day for an adult dog. An hour in the morning and an hour at night. However, pups will only need 45 minutes of exercise a day and it can increase as the pup grows older. The Vizsla breed is very sensitive to its owner's voice and body language, so contacting a Positive Reinforcement trainer in your area is the best thing to do. Going through puppy-socializing classes and positive reinforcement training classes will give you the tools to train your puppy.


Sounds to me like a Vizsla would fit you perfect. I've had my Ruby for three years. They seldom make a sound unless there is a good reason for it. They shed little. A Vizsla can be taught to hunt anything because they are very intelligent for a dog. They require a firm hand and plenty of exercise and attention.


I have owned Vizslas for 20 years. Keep them active and they will be the best dog. Mine are trained to hunt iguanas in the Florida Keys. Love the breed, if active.


I need all of you Vizsla pros to help me out here. We have a beautiful Vizsla who has twice, this time last year and again now, become affected by something that causes severe itching. He tries to tear himself up biting, chewing and scratching himself. The vet has administered an antibiotic which we have given to him faithfully along with Benedryl. I am confused as to why an antibiotic for an allergy, but we followed instructions. We took him off all foods with grains. Eventually, it went away long after the two refills of medicine were gone. We didn't realize we'd ever be faced with it again. He gets bumps in his beautiful coat that is shedding fiercely. It takes the joy out of having him as he is being tormented with the itching. He exercises a great deal with the dogs next door that are separated by a fence. The video at the top was like watching two Colts. He does not stop when he is outside with them. I find him sleeping a lot these days in the morning through early afternoon. Any ideas as to what is going on? We would love to be able to treat his symptoms and free him from whatever it is that is messing up his coat. He has spots that are affected that lighten from the shedding it's causing.


With working full time, I don't have a lot of time to train a puppy, however, I would like to get a Vizsla female (about 1-2 yrs) to be a companion with the 3 yr old male Vizsla I have. Anny suggestions?


Yes, Viszlas will retrieve ducks. Astoundingly so. After all, they have webs between their toes. The only caution is, is that it will shorten their lifespan if used in very cold water. They are short haired, after all, At the least should have a warm neoprene vest and be dried off after a swim.


Many Vizsla's have food allergies! Allergic to gluten, wheat, etc. I would start with changing food to protein based high quality natural food formula. Honest Kitchen was good choice for my friend's Vizsla who had skin issues. She has been on it since 2007 and done fine since.

Anonymous asked:
Is my baby a Vizsla? I have been told by a vet that our rescued baby boy is a Vizsla. However, I have also been told Whippet? We are curious, is there anyway to know for sure?

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The only way to know if your dog is a pure-bred or what breeds make up your dog is to have your dog DNA tested. You can buy them online or at your vet for an average cost of $45.00 - $85.00.

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Updated: 7/2/2022