Vizslas are at 25 for intelligence out of almost all the dogs in the world.
The Vizsla, the symbolic dog of the Hungarian nation. It is one of the most stunning dog breeds around. They are beautiful, graceful and loyal, and make superb companion dogs. But they are a powerful, active breed, and are only the right dog for the right sort of owner. If you are thinking about choosing the Hungarian Vizsla to be your canine companion, then read up on these fascinating facts about this brilliant breed to make sure they are right for you.
The breed requires proper, determined training. Vizslas are naturally versatile working dogs, and are quick to learn, but they have an independent mind of their own. This can make them stubborn, and they are easily distracted by exciting sights, scents, and sounds. You must show them, through absolute consistency and great patience, that you mean what you say and that they must pay attention to you.
Vizslas make it seem like they're at the puppy stage in life for up to 5 years because they're such active dogs.
Vizslas are great swimmers and love water. You can teach them to fetch in the water.They are born with a golden-rust colored coat, blue eyes, and light colored toenails, but eventually they will be totally golden-rust colored.
Vizslas' tails need to be docked or their tail would split while hunting.
In a way the Vizsla has more in common with cats than other dogs. No, it doesn’t purr and meow, but it’s a self-cleaning dog and has very little of the odour most other dogs possess. So the Vizsla is an ideal match for those with a sensitive nose and no desire to bathe their dog every week.
At 13-15 days their ears will open and they get startled by sudden noises.
Vizslas will follow you around the house because they want to be with some one. There's an old saying, "If you don't want a dog that follows you to the toilet all day, then don't get a Vizsla," and it's true.
The Vizsla breed has been around for more than 1000 years, and is believed to have descended from the hunting dogs used by the Magyars who settled in Hungary at the end of the 9th Century. Being a talented hunting dog the Vizsla was used to deliver messages during the Great War.