Vizsla Staff

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Vizsla Staff History

The Vizsla Staff is a working line and field trial-bred Hungarian vizsla that has been developed since 1995. The Vizsla (pronounced “vee-shka”) is a medium-sized, long-haired gundog. The Hungarian word “vizlak” may be translated as “pointer”, but this can be confusing as the pointer is a style of gun dog training, not a breed of dog. The Vizsla is a hunting and tracking dog that excels at flushing and retrieving game for the gun hunter. The origin of the Vizsla is obscure, but it is believed that it is descended from the Magyar (Hungarian) Pointer, which is similar to the old English Pointer. The first reference to a “Viska” or “Viszlat” is mentioned in the epic poem “Nándor Rómány” by László Németh. The tail of the Vizsla is customarily docked, but in some countries the law prevents this. The breed is also sometimes confused with the Slovakian Vlcak, which has a similar coat and color, but is a larger, heavier, less agile, and longer-legged version of the traditional Pointer.

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Vizsla Staff Physical Characteristics

The Hungarian Vizsla is a medium-size, long-haired hunting breed that hails from Hungary. They are muscular and athletic dogs with a wedge-shaped head, deep set eyes and a bushy tail that curls over their backs. They come in several colors and have either short or long hair. They are an intelligent, energetic, temperamental and sensitive breed.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Gray, Red, Cream, White, Pied, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 21 – 23 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 50 – 55 lbs

Female Weight Range: 45 – 50 lbs

Vizsla Staff Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Vizsla Staff Health Concerns

Epilepsy, Heart Conditions, Hypothyroidism, Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Patellar Luxation, Hip And Elbow Dysplasia

Vizsla Staff Temperament and Behaviour

The Vizsla is a confident, energetic, and intelligent breed of dog. They are often described as loving and affectionate, and are protective of their owners. They are highly trainable and can easily learn new tricks. They are especially good at learning tasks involving hunting, such as retrieving. They are sociable, and get along well with people, children, and other animals.

Vizsla Staff Activity Requirements

Vizslas are a high-energy, medium-sized dog who originated in Hungary. They are athletic, friendly, and loyal. They are excellent hunters and are also trained in search and rescue, therapy, and obedience. While Vizslas do make good hunting companions, they are best suited to homes with yards or other areas where they can go running or walking. They are an energetic, playful breed who requires lots of exercise and attention. If you are looking for a companion who is always ready for adventure, a Vizsla may be the perfect dog for you. They are dynamic, loving, and intelligent. However, they do require a great deal of physical and mental stimulation.

Miles Per Day

11 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Vizsla Staff is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Vizsla Staff is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Vizsla Staff is part of the Unclassified group.

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