VizslaPublished: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson
Average size and lifespan
Lifespan: 11 - 14 Years
- Barking Amount
- Grooming Difficulty
- Shedding Amount
- Easy to Train
- Can Be Alone
- Exercise Need
- Cold Tolerance
- Heat Tolerance
The Vizsla has it all: brains, beauty and athleticism. The breed originated in central Europe nearly 1,000 years ago and combines the traits of both a pointer and retriever, making him an excellent hunting dog. His unique rust-colored coat and golden-colored eyes provide a striking appearance.
As a household pet, you couldn’t ask for more. The Vizsla is one of the easiest dogs to train given his eager, can-do attitude. He gets along great with other dogs and is one of the most popular pups at the dog park, plus he adores his human, especially the young, little ones. This breed loves to stay active, so just make sure you provide plenty of exercise!
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Can Vizslas be apartment dogs?
Vizslas don't do very well in apartments. It's recommended to look at another breed better suited to apartment-living.
Can Vizslas be left alone?
While Vizslas prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.
Are Vizslas good with kids?
Vizslas do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.
Are Vizslas friendly with strangers?
Vizslas love other people and will tend to run up to them for affection. They quickly become great friends with anyone.
Do Vizslas get along with other dogs?
Although Vizslas will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.
Do Vizslas bark a lot?
As far as dogs go, Vizslas bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.
Do Vizslas shed a lot?
Vizslas shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.
Do Vizslas need a lot of grooming?
Vizslas don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.
Do Vizslas need a lot of exercise?
Expect Vizslas to have high energy levels and need a lot of exercise. You'll need to find options to release this energy or they may exibit bad behavior.
Are Vizslas easy to train?
Typically, Vizslas are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.
Can Vizslas handle cold weather?
Vizslas don't like the cold and will likely want some protection if outside for long.
Can Vizslas handle hot weather?
Vizslas do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.