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Smooth Vizsla

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Smooth Vizsla
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Appearance
21-25" (53-64 cm) 44-66 lb (20-30 kg) Short, smooth, dense close-lying coat. Shades of golden rust.
History

History

The Vizsla is one the oldest sporting and birding dogs, documented as early as the mid-13th century. Used by the nomadic Magyar tribes of the Russian Steppes, the breed is a hunter, pointer and retriever rolled into one. Over the centuries, various hounds and pointers were added to the foundation Vizsla stock. Vizslas were companions to early Hungarian warlords, barons and kings. This aristocratic connection made the breed a target during the many upheavals that ripped across Hungary, and the breed nearly became extinct after World War II. Several fleeing aristocrats smuggled their precious dogs and pedigree records out of the country. Modern Vizslas are descended from these refugees, who were established in kennels in Europe and North America. In 1987, a Vizsla captured the first triple American championship for conformation, field trial and obedience.

Personality

Naturally energetic, the noble Vizsla is a hunter at heart, and requires lots of exercise to keep happy. He gets along with other dogs and animals, and can be excellent with older children. Active socialization at a young age can be beneficial.

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Smooth Vizsla Breeders

Chukar Kennels Reg’d
Ontario

Chukar Reg’d, Ildiko & Garry Hughes. Since 1986. We pride ourselves on home-raised, well socialized, happy and healthy puppies. Fully guaranteed. Truly versatile for show, hunting or best friend. 8066 5th Line, RR 1, Angus, ON L0M 1B1. (705) 424-0502; chukarkennels@gmail.com

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Onpoint Perm. Reg’d
Ontario

Onpoint Perm Reg’d, John Reid & Kimberly Dunn. With over 28 years of experience with the family, hunting, and field companion, we are Canada’s only kennel to win five US National Field Championships. Our puppies, born and raised in our home, come with a five-year written health guarantee. 72 Hutchison Rd, Mallorytown ON K0E 1R0. (613) 659-4888; onpointvizslas@outlook.com; www.onpointvizslas.com

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Akar Reg’d
Quebec

Akar Reg’d, Jacqueline Veillette. Home of Grand Champions and Top Canadian  Vizslas. Health, temperament and structure are my priorities. Family-raised  puppies available occasionally to approved homes. Champion stud service  available. Quebec, QC, G1Y 1A1. (418) 658-6025; akarvizsla@gmail.com; www.akarvizsla.com

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