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Chapter 1 – Where Did the Vizsla Come From?
Vizsla History and Background
Vizslas, The Hungarian Hunting Dogs
How Can A Vizsla Fit Into Your Life and Family?
Vizsla Dog Breed Standards and How to Identify a Purebred Vizsla
Size and Weight
Neck and Body
Chapter 2 – Knowing Your Vizsla
The Versatile Vizsla
Vizsla Breed – Is This the Right One for You and Your Family?
Is the Vizsla Hypoallergenic? – Good News for Your Family
Vizslas As Hypoallergenic Dogs
Vizsla Life Expectancy and Stages
Chapter 3 – Vizsla Dog Training for Beginners
How to Train a Vizsla
What and How to Prepare When Training a Vizsla
Dominance and Obedience Training – How to Do This With Your Vizsla?
Vizsla Training in the Field – How Can You Start?
For Your Vizsla
Vizsla Hunt Field Commands
Vizsla Hunting Training – What Do You and Your Dog Need to Achieve?
Bird Finding Ability
Other Good Behaviors That You Can Train Your Vizsla To Perform
Bladder and bowel control
How to Become a Vizsla Savvy Owner
Look Out for Training Opportunities
Use Visual Commands
Get the Right Tools
Grow with Your Vizsla
Chapter 4 – Vizsla Puppy or Adult; Male or Female: What and How to Choose for Your Family
Vizsla Puppy or Adult – Which Should You Choose?
Vizsla Male or Female – What’s the Best One for You?
Vizsla Purebred or Mixed Breed – Which Should You Choose?
Mixed Breed Vizslas
Chapter 5 – Buying vs. Adopting a Vizsla- Which is Right For You?
Buying a Vizsla vs. Adopting– Which Should You Choose?
Vizsla For Sale: What You Should Watch Out for When Buying a Vizsla
Vizsla Rescue- Vizsla Puppies Rescue
What is Vizsla Rescue?
How Can I Adopt a Rescue Vizsla?
How do I surrender my Vizsla to rescue?
How much does a rescued Vizsla cost?
Vizsla Puppies for Adoption
Adopting from an Animal Shelter
Adult Vizsla as an Instant Friend
What is a Pre-purchase/Adoption Test and How to Conduct It
Assess the Dogs
Walk up to the door of the kennel
Take the dog to a quiet room or yard
Is it okay with a gentle pat?
Do a gut check
Chapter 6 – Essential Items for Your Vizsla
Dog Food for Vizslas – Different Kinds and What Is the Best for Your Vizsla
Vizsla Dog Beds – Which Are the Best Types?
Vizsla Collar – How to Choose One?
Step 1 – Measuring Your Dog’s Head and Neck
Step 2 – Choosing the Right-Sized Collar
Vizsla Harnesses – What You Need to Look for When Buying One
Harnesses Can Keep Your Dog Healthy
Vizsla Muzzle – Does Your Dog Need One?
When Is a Dog Muzzle Needed?
What Should I Not Use a Muzzle For?
Vizsla Chew Toys
Other Toys for Vizslas
Chapter 7 – Vizslas And Your Home
How to Make Your Home Safe for Your Dog
Vizslas and Space – How Much Does the Dog Need?
How Can You Introduce Your Vizsla to Its New Home?
Make Gentle Introductions
Meeting the Family
How Should You House Train Your Vizsla?
What are the Possible Hazards in Your House That Can Harm Your Vizsla?
Ways to Keep Your House Vizsla-safe
How Should You Introduce Your Vizsla to Other Pets?
How Can You Spend Time With Your Vizsla?
Chapter 8 – How to Groom Your Vizsla
The Vizsla Coat – What Do You Need to Know About It?
Vizsla Shedding – Is It a Concern?
Vizsla Shampoo – How to Choose the Best One
What Are the Different Types of Vizsla Brushes?
What Is the Best Brush for Your Vizsla?
How to Take Care of Your Vizsla’s Nails
How to Clean Your Vizsla’s Ears
Chapter 9 – Healthcare and Maintenance for Your Vizsla
Vizsla Health: Things You Need to Know About
What Are Common Vizsla Health Problems?
Preventing health problems
Vizsla Weight- How to Maintain Your Dog’s Healthy Weight Range?
Which Vizsla Vaccinations Are Recommended?
What Are the Vizsla’s Nutritional Requirements?
How Can You Prevent or Control Your Vizsla’s Internal Parasites, Fleas and Ticks?
How to Prevent Ticks and Fleas
Treatments to Keep Your Dog Tick-free
When It’s Time to See a Vet
How Can You Properly Exercise Your Vizsla?
How Can You Take Care of Your Vizsla When It Gets Older?
Chapter 10 – Vizsla Breeding
Different Vizsla Breeders
Wirehaired Vizsla Breeders
Good Vizsla Breeders – How to Find and Recognize One
Bad Vizsla Breeders – The Telltale Signs
How to Avoid Bad Dog Breeders
Questions to Ask the Dog Breeder
Bad Breeder Warning Signs
What is the Best Time to Have Your Vizsla Mate for Breeding?
Frequency of Season
Signs your female is in heat
Knowing the right time for mating
What Are Other Hungarian Dog Breeds You Can Pair With Your Vizsla?
The Pregnant Vizsla: How Should You Take Care of Her?
Vet Visits: Having an Ally
How Can You Assist Your Vizsla When It Is Giving Birth?
Possible Whelping Complications
Vizsla Puppies: How Do You Take Care of Newborn Puppies?
Newborn Puppy Nutrition
Newborn Puppy Temperature Control
Feeding the Nursing Dog
Newborn Puppy Health Problems
The Vizsla Mom and Her Puppies
Watch for Warning Signs of Sickness
Vizsla Mix Puppies
Wirehaired Vizsla Puppies
Vizsla Lab Mix Puppies
Vizsla Lab Mix Health
Vizsla Lab Mix Care
Chapter 11 – Vizsla Breed Mixes
Different Types of Vizsla:
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
Different Vizsla Coats
Vizsla Breed Mixes
Vizsla Weimaraner Mix
Vizsla German Shepherd Mix
Vizsla Pitbull mix
Vizsla – Chocolate/Black/Yellow Lab Mix
Looking for a Healthy Lab
Coat Color and Grooming
Vizsla Golden Retriever Mix
Chapter 12 – Conclusion
List of Additional Vizsla Resources
Do you have a checklist of the qualities that you are looking for in a dog? Maybe one of these qualities is being a low-maintenance dog that you don’t need to bring to the pet groomer every week. Or, do you want a dog that can keep up with you as you trail tough terrains, and at the same time can rest on your lap and get cozy with you at home? If these are some qualities that you are looking for in a dog, then you definitely need to know more about the Vizsla.
The Vizsla is a well-built working dog with defined muscles that need ample space to run.
Vizslas are gaining popularity as the athletic and loyal breed of choice for aspiring dog owners.
If you are the type of person who leads an active outdoor lifestyle and wants a dog who can keep up with your pace while giving you its loving devotion, then you might want to consider choosing a Vizsla. The Vizsla is a well-built working dog with defined muscles that needs ample space to run. It is very energetic, and you would need to channel that energy by allowing it to exercise for at least 60 minutes per day.
This regal breed hailed from Hungary and was used by the nobles as pointer dogs when hunting. Their excellent sense of smell was highly prized as their owners hunted for fowl and upland game. This breed was intended to work in the field, water, or forest. You will be amazed when you see a Vizsla in its natural environment when it moves in powerful strides in different terrains and exhibits its natural hunting instincts.
Vizslas are intelligent, gentle, and affectionate. They will not hold back in showering you with their affection. They are eager to please their owners while being fearless and protective. When they are not out running with you, they will be by your side or on your lap and enjoy your company. They are excellent companion dogs that would fit perfectly in your family.
This breed also requires low maintenance, thanks to its short coat that is easy to clean. They are also generally strong and healthy but are also susceptible to health issues like hip dysplasia, and eye disease.
This book will introduce you to the beautiful breed that is the Vizsla. It will help you explore its fascinating history and characteristics, and know what it needs to live happily with you. The information in this book will help you determine if this is the right dog for you and if you are the type of owner that a Vizsla needs. If you do choose the Vizsla, then this book can be your reference guide for your journey with your Vizsla, along the way.
The Vizsla has a regal history and background. The breed originated in Hungary and became a loyal companion to kings, warlords, and nobles. They have been around for almost a thousand years, and their ancestors go back as far as the 10th century. The breed was preserved and maintained for hundreds of years by the nobles. The dogs were held in high regard by their owners and were known as the “Gift of Kings” as they were chosen to be presented to foreign royalty.
The Vizsla has a regal history and background. The breed originated in Hungary and became a loyal companion to kings, warlords, and nobles.
The Vizsla is mentioned in the earliest times of Hungarian history. The Vizsla’s ancestors were the trusted hunting dogs of the Magyar tribe, who served as their right-hand, during hunts. The Magyar tribe thrived in the Carpathian Basin in the Eighth Century; primitive stone etchings more than a thousand years old present the Magyar hunter, his falcon, and a dog- presumed to be Vizsla.
The ‘Illustrated Vienna Chronicle’ of 1357 holds the first written record of the Vizsla, which was known during this time as the Hungarian Pointer. In the 1600s, documents found in archives depicted people living in mansions, breeding Vizslas. This information concluded that Vizslas were bred to hunt small game.
Before the 18th century, wealthy European hunters owned an extensive collection of dogs that included pointers to locate game; setters to retrieve, and hounds to trail quarry over long distances. These wealthy landowners would hunt on their property, and bring these dogs with them. The Vizsla became even more essential when firearms proliferated in the 18th century.