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Hungarian Vizsla (Wire Haired)

General Description

The Vizsla is described as lively, gentle, and affectionate, with above-average learning ability and a strong desire to be with people.

General Health

Some of the conditions Hungarian Vizslas may develop include: Hip dysplasia – where the hip joint doesn't fit together perfectly, which will eventually lead to arthritis. Before breeding, dogs should be screened by x-rays through the BVA/Kennel Club Hip Dysplasia Scheme. Some of the conditions Hungarian Vizslas may develop include: Hip dysplasia – where the hip joint doesn't fit together perfectly, which will eventually lead to arthritis. Before breeding, dogs should be screened 

Hereditary Illnesses

Generally considered a healthy breed but some hereditary conditions are known, Hip dysplasia, Epilepsy, Entropion, and Atopy.

Exercise

Minimum of two hours exercise every day

Grooming

The Vizsla has a coarse medium-length coat and sheds minimally throughout the year. They require grooming 1 or 2 times a week and we would recommend a good brush every three day's

Origin

The Vizsla meaning “pointer” in Hungarian is the national dog of Hungary. Its early origins are hard to trace but its history probably began in the ninth century when the warring Magyar tribes migrated from the Steppes of Asia and eventually settled in the Carpathian Basin, known today as Hungary.

Stats

Average Dog Size

22-25

Average Dog Weight

44-63

Average Bitch Size

20-24

Average Bitch Weight

39-55

Average Life Expectancy

12-15


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