Introduction to the breed of Vizsla
The Vizsla, also known as the Hungarian Pointing Hound, has been uncertain about its origin, but it can be confirmed that its ancestors were hunting dogs and companion dogs of the Maier nomadic tribe who moved to Central Europe more than 1,000 years ago and settled in Hungary.
The original stone etching from the 10th century shows a Maier hunter with a falcon and a Vizsla dog. As far back as the 14th century, an early Hungarian manuscript contains a section about falcons, which depicts a picture that resembles a Vizsla dog. Obviously because the Vizsla dog was loved by nobles and generals, it was accidentally and inevitably purified during that period.
Hungary is almost entirely a country of agriculture and animal husbandry, where a large number of cereals are grown; the growing season is long, the summer is hot, and the winter climate is relatively mild due to rain. Wheat, corn, rye, and barley attract grouses and other birds, and the Hungarian hares also thrive. Therefore, a hound that is adapted to the local climatic conditions and can hunt effectively has naturally developed. What a hunter needs is agility to move, to be cautious and not to be noticed by the prey in a completely uncovered open space, to have an extremely sensitive sense of smell, and a hunting dog with high hunting skills. In short, it must have both the excellent characteristics of the pointing hound and the hunting dog.
The Vizsla was introduced to the United States in the 1950s and was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1960. The Vizsla has plenty of energy and endurance, and is a good companion dog with a gentle temperament.
Morphological characteristics of the Vizsla
The Vizsla is a medium-sized short-haired hound with a noble appearance and posture, and an elegant manner. Meek at home, and lively outside. With strong physique, good balance, and light pace, it is a rare and excellent companion dog.
The head is muscular and the nose is slightly open with brown nostrils; the ears are thin and silky, and the tips of the ears are round and drooping close to the cheeks; the teeth are white and firm; the eyes are of the same size, deep set, and the surrounding tissues cover the whites of the eyes. The color of the eyes should match the fur; The lips completely cover the jaws and are neither loose nor droopy.
The neck is smooth and muscular, moderately long, arched without lapels; the back is short; the torso is strong and well-proportioned; the root of the tail is just below the hip level, the root of the tail is thick, and the tail is 1/3 removed.
The pads are thick and hard; the thighs are well developed and look straight from the back. The coat is short and smooth, dense and lodging.
The color of the Vizsla dog is pure gold rust in different shades, with light steps, graceful and smooth gait.
Vizsla dogs are lively, gentle, and very brave. They are agile and can hunt prey well. They have an extremely sensitive sense of smell. They have the excellent characteristics of indicating hounds and retrievers. The ability to receive training is also relatively high and can complete training tasks well.
It’s also a feature of sports, but because of the short coat, don’t take it out in the summer. It’s best to choose it during cool weather. Indoors, it abides by the rules, so there is no need to worry about it causing damage, and it also has the protective instinct, is loyal to the owner, and will guard the owner.
Wizsla puppies care knowledge
Puppies have relatively low immunity and are easily infected by bacteria and viruses. Before picking up the puppies, it is best to mop or spray the diluted disinfectant at home. If a dog infected with canine plague appears or died within 6 months at home, we must focus on strengthening disinfection.
The disinfectant can choose 84 disinfectant, or other common brands, which are available in major supermarkets. Now there is also a low-irritant disinfectant for puppies, which is less irritating to the nose and mucous membrane of the dog. If you are afraid that the puppies are too delicate, you can choose this type of product.
After disinfection, the room should be ventilated and dried to avoid moisture.
Cages are recommended for puppies. Cages can separate the abdomen of the puppies from the floor to avoid colds and form a better habit of returning to the cage. Keep the puppies’ kennel indoors as much as possible to keep the air open. Pay special attention to keeping the puppies warm during the winter.
Choose a stainless steel dining bowl with a wide bottom that is not suitable for knocking over or a material bowl with a material that is not easy to be bitten to prevent puppies from being knocked over.
special food for puppies, milk cake, and nutrients for puppies.
You can prepare some bite-resistant toys for the puppies in advance to help calm and stabilize their emotions, such as toy balls and straw rope balls.
Please keep the floor clean at home. The puppies are in the stage of teething and will find things to grind their teeth. Maybe it is your favorite shoes or the wires scattered on the ground. If you accidentally knock it on, it will be troublesome.