Should I get a Vizsla?
If you enjoy the great outdoors and exercising, a Vizsla might be the right match for you.
Vizslas are extremely smart, and love to learn and be active, making them ideal for hunting, field trials, agility, obedience, rally, and other fun dog sports.
Vizslas thrive on attention, exercise, and interaction.
What diseases are Vizslas prone to?
The Vizsla, which has a lifespan of 10 to 14 years, may suffer from hypothyroidism, dwarfism, persistent right aortic arch, tricuspid valve dysplasia, and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). It is also prone to minor health concerns like lymphosarcoma and canine hip dysplasia, or major issues such as epilepsy.
Why do Vizslas get lumps?
We’ll do periodic blood tests and look for lumps and bumps at each exam. Lymphoma or lymphosarcoma is a type of cancer that afflicts Vizslas more than other breeds. This disease makes the body form abnormal lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell.
Are Vizslas color blind?
No, dogs are not colorblind in the sense that they see more than just black, white, and gray. However, the color range they perceive is limited compared to the spectrum we see.
Are Vizslas healthy dogs?
Vizslas are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions. Not all Vizslas will get any or all of these diseases, but it’s important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed.
Why do Vizslas whine?
Because they are velcro dogs, they have an intense need to be around people at all times. When they aren’t, they can become anxious and/or depressed. Vizslas are very verbal dogs that will talk to you throughout the day through barks, howls, grunts, moans, and whines.
Are Vizsla dogs smart?
Vizslas are friendly, smart, outdoorsy, active, and mega-super-ultra loyal. Vizsla’s are both a jock and a nerd all in one. They’re smart and get bored easily, but they also need lots of exercise activity.
How much does a Vizsla puppy cost?
They cost between $1,000 and $1,800 as a pup. They are super sensitive. You yell, they cower in fear. They are known as the Velcro Vizsla because they attach to you like glue.
Are Vizslas loud?
2. They are very good at alerting you to anybody coming to the door. However, they can be loud and rowdy and must be taught not to jump on guests or “mouth” them. Vizslas can be very vocal.
How much exercise do Vizslas need?
While they require less than some of the other sporting breeds, adult Vizslas still need a minimum of 45 to 60 minutes of vigorous daily exercise. Puppies will require 2 hours of play and exercise a day.
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