Making the decision to bring a dog into your life is a major milestone for you, your family and ultimately your canine companion. Determining what breed is best for you is the critical first step. Please heed the invaluable advice that “all breeds do not fit all life styles. Buying a dog is a lifetime commitment and a major responsibility in time, energy and money. Wirehaired Vizslas often live until the age of 12 to 14 years.
Please consider carefully the Characteristics of the Wirehaired Vizsla:
- Temperament: The Wirehaired Vizsla is a calm, gentle and loyal companion. Their sensitivity and strong desire to please makes harsh discipline unnecessary and unwise. They are outgoing and friendly, neither timid nor aggressive. Wirehaired Vizslas can easily be kept as a companion dogs in the house because of their easy-going nature and adaptability.
- Performance: The Wirehaired Vizsla is able to work in field, forest or water. Wirehaired Vizslas have keen noses and are firm on point. They are excellent trackers and retrievers they are determined to stay on scent, even while swimming (which they enjoy). The Wirehaired Vizsla is well known in Europe for deerstalking. Their falconry heritage and calm intuitiveness also makes them a favorite of falconers here and abroad. They can cope with difficult terrain as well as extreme weather conditions. Wirehaired Vizslas are intended to be efficient hunting dogs. Wirehaired Vizslas love to hunt all types of feather and fur.
- Conformation: The Wirehaired Vizsla is similar to the smooth Vizsla in many aspects, though it is a distinctly separate breed. Physically, the Wirehaired Vizsla is generally a little larger and heavier-boned than the smooth Vizsla.
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Known Health Issues: Wirehaired Vizslas are susceptible to certain health problems. Some diseases are hereditary while others can be influenced by nutrition and environmental factors. The most commonly seen problems are hip dysplasia, eye disease, and cancer. Responsible breeders test their dogs for the more common genetically transmitted disorders. However, none of Clinical Screening Test are 100% foolproof, and even cleared parents may produce affected offspring.
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