About the vizsla...

His eyes are gentle and soft brown, with a "beloved" look - but a kind of impish roguery is gleaming in the background, and an eager attention, craving for the game...
    Lolling lazily at home beside the cosy stove or on the couch, endlessly yearning for fondling - but in a flash he is full of explosive energy, immeasurable running in the field, in the full glare of the sun or on the crisp snow...
    Never - ending play and wanton romp at home with friends, fellow dogs, children - but patient without budging when he's awaiting in the stand; full of attention and concentration when tracks the scent...
    Inexhaustible patience with the children belonging to the "pack", happily tolerating having his ears pulled and flayed by children's hands (to indulge his beloved owner) - but proudly and bravely stands up against anyone approaching with bad intentions in order to defend the pack...


       Graceful elegance and explosive energy,
       immense kindliness and stout stamina,
       eternal hunting desire - all "wrapped" in golden:   this is the VIZSLA!


Is it perhaps a too lyric introduction? Maybe. But one may not like this breed, one can only be passionately fond of him. Since the Vizsla himself clings to his master, his main goal in life being to fulfil all the desires of his master. From this arise his two basic properties: adaptiveness and easy teachableness.
    Owing to this, there are more and more people who are devoted to him all over the world. From Sweden to Korea, he is known, loved, kept and bred in many places. A characteristic versatility of the Hungarian Vizsla is that he can be used for various purposes, can be kept in different ways and meets many requirements. Beside keeping him as a pet and using him as a hunting dog, as a main profile, he takes part in agility and utility competitions, in traditional 'Schutzhund' trials, he is used as a search and rescue dog, and what's more, in some countries, as a therapeutic dog, he helps children needing extended hospital care, furthermore lonely aged people.

Mrs. Zsuzsa Szegvári-Füzesi