The Vizsla

*Courtesy of The American Kennel Club: The Vizsla

Originally from Hungary, the Vizsla is a medium-sized, short-coated hunting dog that is essentially Pointer in type, although he combines characteristics of both pointer and retriever. An attractive golden rust in color, this "dual" dog is popular in both the field and the show ring due to his power and drive while hunting and his train-ability in the home.Personality: Gentle, affectionate, energetic and eager

Energy Level: Very Active; Born hunting dogs built for long days in the field, Vizslas are athletes who thrive on hard exercise

Good with Children: Yes

Good with other Dogs: With Supervision

Shedding: Seasonal

Grooming: Occasional

Trainability: Eager To Please

Height: 22-24 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)

Weight: 55-60 pounds (male), 44-55 pounds (female)

Life Expectancy: 12-14 years

Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

A little history lesson.... The Rise of the Hungarian Vizsla