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Why Choose a Vizsla

Updated on March 28, 2012
Vizslas are beautiful to look at. They are born with light green eyes which slowly turn hazel as they age.
Vizslas are beautiful to look at. They are born with light green eyes which slowly turn hazel as they age.
Vizslas are amazing with young children! They don't have any dominance issues.
Vizslas are amazing with young children! They don't have any dominance issues.
Vizslas are very playful and love running around in the great outdoors. They work best with active owners.
Vizslas are very playful and love running around in the great outdoors. They work best with active owners.
Vizslas are "velvro dogs," meaning that they can never get enough time cuddling with their owners. They are super affectionate. Luckily, though, they don't smell bad because of their short coat! You wouldn't want a stinky dog all over you!
Vizslas are "velvro dogs," meaning that they can never get enough time cuddling with their owners. They are super affectionate. Luckily, though, they don't smell bad because of their short coat! You wouldn't want a stinky dog all over you!
  1. Vizslas are amazing with young kids. They have no problems around children because they are not overly-assertive. They also don't mind when kids come very close to them and hug or pet them-- Vizslas never snap at humans. They work well with families who have young kids because of their gentle demeanor.
  2. Viszlas are very athletic. They are perfect on hikes, long walks, runs, and practically any other outdoor activity. Unlike some of the other breeds, like pugs, boxers, and bulldogs, they don't have breathing issues. This means that they have great endurance.
  3. Vizslas are super easy to train. They are extremely obedient and learn commands with little training.
  4. Vizslas are the perfect size. They are neither too small nor too big. Unlike the larger breeds, you can take them on road trips, and unlike the smaller breeds, they are not susceptible to being stepped on.
  5. Vizslas are "velcro dogs." This means that they are very attached to their owners, both emotionally and phsyically. They are always by their owner's side; in fact, many Vizslas sleep with their owners if they are allowed! Due to their short coat, Vizslas are not a smelly breed. Therefore, their close proximity will not be a problem if you know what I mean!
  6. Vizslas are friendly with other dogs. If you watch Caesar Millan's Dog Whisperer, you will understand the phrase of "calm-submissive." The Vizsla is submissive and calm, yet playful with other dogs-- the perfect blend. They are neither too shy or too assertive with other dogs. Therefore, they will fit perfectly into a family that already has one or more dogs.
  7. Vizslas have a soft, easy-to-groom coat. Vizslas rarely need grooming because of their short fur. Not to mention, their fur is velvety-soft, especially behind their ears and on their tummies.
  8. Vizslas have few health issues. They are very inexpensive at the vet. Rare health issues include hip dysplasia, Epilepsy, and Sebaceaous Adenitis. Most Vizsla breeders are certified and therefore breed very carefully, reducing the chance for such health issues. Plus, Vizslas have a relatively long lifespan of 10-14 years.

If you are on the quest to find the perfect breed to adopt, the Vizsla is most-likely exactly what you're looking for.

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      Photographer of the vizsla on the beach. 3 months ago

      Please remove this picture of the vizsla on a log at the beach! It is copyrighted!

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      Laura 17 months ago

      Hi all, I'm trying to decide between a Vizsla and a Weimaraner. I have toddler grandbabies. Has anyone had both that can speak to this differences, pros and cons, similarities?

      Thanks!

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      dave 21 months ago

      Great dogs!

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      Alex 23 months ago

      Guys! I love Vizslas so I created a design of Vizsla Heart beat! For all Vizsla lovers http://bit.ly/vizslaheartbeat

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      gabriella 2 years ago

      Rob it sounds like your boy is protecting his resources if you get a trainer in I'm sure his problems could be solved quickly and easily.

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      Rob Mixon 2 years ago

      I have a vizsla and he is a great dog. However, your comment about never snapping at humans is untrue. My dog has snapped at and bitten both of my children and my wife. He becomes very aggressive if he takes something into his crate that he has "stolen" and recently began being agressivly possessive regarding his food. Still a wonderful dog but no one should be as ignorant to think that ever one of every kind of dog would never snap at anyone. Kinda setting some folks up for unrealistic expectations.

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      Emily 2 years ago

      Loved your post because Vizslas are amazing, once you have one you'll understand!! Our 5 yr old has been the BEST dog I could have dreamed of but I caution people not to go rush and get one because they cannot be left home all day everyday and need mental stimulation, exercise, and attention. Our vizsla has turned us in to a dog nut, cannot get enough Vizsla I'm my life

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      Jessica K. 4 years ago

      All of the above are all TRUE (I have two young children 18 months and 4 years) with a 5 month old V. He is a dream, so smart, so sweet.. under one condition.. EXERCISE! This breed is not for somebody who doesn't have time for daily, off leash preferably, exercise.