Vizslas


Gentle, sweet and full of life, Vizslas are sure to make you smile. Here’s what you need to know before adopting this breed. 

Vizslas, also called Hungarian Pointers, are medium-sized athletes who love hunting, working and traversing the outdoors. This breed always has a unique, rusty gold colored coat and short, low maintenance hair. Small enough to live in an apartment, the Vizsla breed is very adaptable, but does require hard and regular exercise.

Despite this breed’s stamina and toughness, Vizsla dogs are lovers, not fighters. They are affectionate to all who treat them well. The Vizsla was bred to work closely with humans, and as a result has a close bond with its owner.

Why We Love the Vizsla Breed

  • This is a versatile breed! Vizslas are small enough to live in most spaces and are relatively low maintenance, as long as you exercise them.
  • Bringing a Vizsla dog into your home is like adding a family member. They bond closely with their humans and are extremely loving and affectionate.
  • A Vizsla is a dog of many talents. These pups can be trained to do just about any activity and are sure to excel at it. They love doing a great job and making their humans proud!

Things to Consider

  • These dogs need exercise — the prolonged, strenuous kind. If you’re looking for a pup to stroll around the block with once a week, this isn’t your match!
  • Vizslas crave closeness with people, making separation anxiety a problem. These sweet animals need TLC and shouldn’t be left alone for extended periods.
  • Barking and howling are fairly common pastimes for Vizsla dogs. It may take a little training to break this habit, and it’s best addressed early on. 

Why Rescue?

A Vizsla dog is a wonderful companion, but doesn’t come without its challenges. These pups require above average exercise and can become troublemakers if they don’t get it, turning mouthy and destructive. Some owners aren’t able to properly care for these pups, and they’re often relinquished to shelters.

The Vizsla breed also has a few health concerns such as hip dysplasia, autoimmune thyroiditis and eye disease, which are all exacerbated by over-breeding. If you think a Vizsla is the dog for you, consider adopting one of the many who need a home!

Vizsla Rescues

If you’re looking for a Vizsla puppy or cheerful adult, there are plenty of rescues that would love to be your bestie. Find your perfect pup here:

Type
Sporting
Temperament
Gentle, cheerful & energetic
Avg. Weight
45 - 65 lbs
Grooming
Occasional grooming required
Avg. Life Span
10 - 14 years
Vizslas near 20149
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Animal Rescues near 20149
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Organization City, State Contact
Persian Rescue of Virginia
Ashburn, VA emziemer@aim.com
The Cats at Longstreet
Sterling, VA longstreetcats@gmail.com
Save The Tails Rescue Group, Inc.
Leesburg, VA 1 888 379 5558 x1
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Leesburg, VA (703) 777-2912
Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Reston, VA littlebuddies@erols.com
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