Features and Characteristics of Vizslas
The Hungarian breed with an element of ‘can-do-it all’ comes with an inevitable grace and style. Not only does it have incredible hunting talent but it excels in a multitude of things. It is agile, active, vigilant and exceptionally good at rescue work.
The affectionate and gentle breed is a red-coated gundog. Bred to spend long days working in the fields, Vizsla is an extremely hardworking dog. For centuries, it has been an elegant athlete and takes pride in sportsmen. With its sleek rusty coat as one of its defining attributes, recognizing this breed is very easy from other dog breeds.
Vizsla is a complete picture of light-footed, meticulous hunting companion. The standing shoulders of 21 to 25 inches make a sturdy and solid posture. Another prominent feature is its silky, long ears that frame this dog’s inquisitive facial expression, showing immense love and sensitivity for its owner. Vizsla loves making a strong bond with its owner while working closely with him/her. The sensitive dog hates being left alone by its owner.
The athletic dog excels in many canine sports and physical activities. It is a graceful trotter which is not only eager to play games but has great stamina to continue playing them for long hours. With these qualities in mind, Vizsla is an ideal jogging partner and biking companion. Many canine experts believe that owning a Vizsla and not making use of its intelligence is not less than wasting this dog.
Nutritional Requirement of Vizslas
A 55 pounds Hungarian all-rounder has high demands when it comes to feeding it. With an average calorie intake of 1409, Vizsla must be fed nutritional diet, depending on its activity level and metabolism. The breed is medium-sized and you can feed it any high-quality commercially manufactured dog food made for a large breed.
In case your Vizsla belongs to a rare breed that has hip dysplasia, feeding it large breed dog food will help strengthen its bones. It is formulated with special ingredients that are beneficial for joint problems in the dogs.
Besides that, Vizsla is prone to various food allergies that you have to consider when choosing an appropriate diet for it. The food like chicken, lamb n, corn, soy, wheat and dairy products may trigger these allergies.
As Vizsla has sleek, short coat, grooming this energetic breed is not complicated. Like every other breed, Vizsla goes through seasonal shedding, but the good news is that occasional brushing is enough to keep a neat look maintained.
Rubber brush with professional wide bristles is very useful for the detangling mat. Vizsla is generally a clean breed, but if it dirties itself by rolling into something smelly, bathing is necessary. Use high-quality dog shampoo and rinse its hair thoroughly after applying it. Nail trimming and ear-cleaning are also part of a routine grooming session.
Born as an active hunting dog, Vizsla needs a good mental and physical exercise routine to burn off its energy. It should get the minimum play-on time of thirty minutes during an exercise session. Additionally, fetching games, leash walks, agility, and obedience are good options to engage an adult Vizsla.
Training is an integral part of a Vizsla’s routine as it loves pleasing people and obediently follows the instructions. It is highly curious and intelligent but sometimes gets manipulative, so you need to establish a strong bond to teach it good behavior.
All in all, this highly trainable, friendly and lively dog is a reliable pet. It is demonstrative and gentle and loves becoming a part of your family. If it exercises well, it can be a wonderful watchdog.