Vizslas are frequently mistaken for Redbone Coonhounds, Weimaraners and Rhodesian Ridgebacks when it comes to physical appearance. Even though the appearance does not necessarily influence a dog’s attitude, it’s still essential for a Vizsla owner to know every vital information about the breed for such facts can be utilized when trying to figure out Vizsla training methods that would ideally suit his furry friend.
– The Vizsla is a medium-sized breed yet lean and have defined muscles. The standard for this breed requires golden-rust color in different shadings which can also be described as copper/brown, russet gold and dark sandy gold. The normal height for males is 22-25 inches and 21-24 inches for females. Males should weigh 45-66 pounds while females weigh 40-55 pounds.
– Unlike the appearance, the temperament of a Vizsla impacts the training the same way it impacts the dog-owner relationship. Vizslas are very high energy dogs thus they must be given pursuits and exercise to keep them physically as well as mentally occupied. Activities for Vizslas generally involve retrieving, be it on land or water, given their natural instincts as pointers and retrievers. On the other hand, rough treatment and harsh Vizsla training are not a good idea for this breed considering their gentle, caring and extremely affectionate personality.
– The Vizsla is a healthy breed and may live up to 10-14 years however poor breeding may cause hip dysplasia, canine epilepsy and sebaceous adenitis. Health problems such as hypothyroidism, dwarfism, lymphosarcoma along with skin and food allergies can also be seen among this breed. By knowing such health issues, it won’t be too complicated for you to plan what training approaches to utilize. In addition, the health problems are also less likely to progress since you know what activities to avoid and what to pursue.
Even though coat color or length may not be significant when it comes to training, it still pays to find out those information particularly if you consider having your pet registered to a certain kennel club. Knowing the size on the other hand can help you control your pet’s food intake to prevent weight problems.
Training a Vizsla to become a well-mannered dog you’ve been dreaming of should not be a pain in the neck nor it is supposed to cause frustration on your part. Training must be fun both for you and your dog. Additionally, it is also one of the best strategies to bond with your pet and know more about each other. It is during training that loyalty, beautiful friendship and great love grow. You might as well enjoy every moment of Vizsla training!
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Originally posted 2016-09-04 09:57:57.