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Vizsla (Smooth)




Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs so plainly as does a dog, when with dropping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master.
- Charles Darwin

Vizsla puppy

Vizslavilla puppy

Vizsla adult
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As early as the 13th century, records exist documenting the use of the Vizsla as a hunting dog by the Magyar tribes in Hungary. 

Sometimes called the Hungarian Pointer, the Vizsla is a retriever and pointer and was once the companion of choice for the early Hungarian warlords, barons, and kings. After near extinction in World War II, the Vizsla made a comeback due to the efforts of dedicated breeders, and is today, the national dog of Hungary. 

The Vizsla excels as an upland birddog and is sometimes known as the "Yellow Pointer" in Hungary.

The Vizsla is a medium-sized and lightly built dog with an aristocratic appearance. He stands 23 inches at the shoulder and comes in two coat types, wire-haired and smooth. The Smooth Vizsla has a short, sleek, golden rust coloured coat that requires minimal grooming. The tail is docked to two-thirds.

Affectionate, gentle, and sensitive, the Vizsla is a wonderful family dog. He bonds strongly with his owners and is a fun-loving and lively companion. He is very protective but is not a typical guard dog. The Vizsla does not do well as a kennel dog and will not be happy if kept out of the family circle.

The Vizsla is highly intelligent, obedient, and very trainable. Training and socialization are necessary for all dogs to learn good manners. The Vizsla is extremely versatile. He excels in the field, obedience, and the conformation ring. He's got the nose for tracking and the speed and reflexes for flyball and agility competition. The Vizsla has been used in pet therapy and as a guide dog for the blind.

This is an active hunter who requires daily exercise. He shares his love of swimming with the other retrievers and should have access to a safe, enclosed area where he can get a good run.


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Irene Balla, Vizslavilla




Irene Balla
1546 3rd Concedssion Road, RR#2
St. Willims, ON  N0E 1P0


Cheri Crawford-Testen
428 Charlotteville Road No. 1, RR# 2
St. Williams, ON   N0E 1P0
(519) 586-7707

Dream Vizslas

Liz Outram
Norwood, ON  K0L 2V0
(705) 639-1236


Frank and Martha Lacko
Wheatley, ON  N0P 2P0
(810) 272-7294 or
(248) 505-1709

Toldin Reg'd

John Reid
72 Hutchison Road
Mallorytown, ON   K0E 1R0
(613) 659-4888

Onpoint Perm Reg'd

Ray Rowan
RR#2, Lakefield F.R. #32
Ontario  K0L 2H0
(416) 414-8474

Bonneterre Kennels


Nova Scotia


Mabel Bingley
PO Box 77, RR#3
Merigomish, NS  B0K 1G0     
(902) 926-2218 





Vizsla Society of Ontario
Elaine Hopkins
680 Otonabee Drive
Peterborough, ON  K9J 7P9
(705) 743-7894


Did you know?

The name of one of the first Hungarian search engines
was created by combining the name of the search engine "AltaVista" and "Vizsla", and is called Altavizsla.






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