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Hungarian Short-haired Pointing Dog

The Hungarian Short-Haired Pointing Dog, or Vizsla, has its origins in the hunting dogs of medieval times. References to the breed go back to the 1300s! Since then, the breed was nearly brought to extinction several times in the 1900s, but it was bred to greater numbers once a few animals were brought to America.

The Vizsla is an affectionate, warm and intelligent breed. In fact, it’s quite impossible to separate a Vizsla from its owner!

Appearance, Health and Hygiene

The Vizsla is a medium-sized game dog, wiry and lean. It usually grows to around 61-66 centimetres in height. Its coat is typically a rust colour.

The Vizsla is mostly a robust and hardy breed, but it can be susceptible to common health problems found in dogs. It is important to obtain a Vizsla through a reputable breeder who has provided health clearances for the pups.

A Vizsla requires little grooming and hygiene maintenance, requiring a weekly brush and the occasional clipping. The important thing is to establish an early grooming...

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