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Hungarian Vizsla

BACKGROUND
The Hungarian Vizsla is the national dog of Hungary. Its early origins are hard to trace, but its history began in the 9th century when the warring Magyar tribes migrated from the Steppes of Asia and eventually settled in what is known today as Hungary.

For centuries the Vizsla was owned by the sporting nobility of Hungary and, before firearms were introduced in the 1700s, was used to scent and search for birds that were then either caught by falcons or netted. Subsequently a gun dog with all-round ability, which could work on fur or feather, was required to work the plains of Hungary with its varying vegetation of thick crop cover, tall grasslands and cornfields.

The dog needed to be fast and possess a "good nose" which would enable it to work the giant hare and to "point" to the various game birds and wildfowl. It was also used to hunt deer, wild boar and wolf, all of which it was expected to hold at bay. This was usually done using several dogs working together. A dog of above average ability was necessary and, in the Vizsla, the Hungarians had such a dog. The first Vizsla arrived Australia from the UK in 1973.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN
Hungarian Vizslas live from between 10 to 12 years of age.
BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS & TEMPERAMENT
An alert watch dog and splendid, easy-going companion, the Hungarian Vizsla learns very quickly and responds well to obedience training due to its great desire to please. In Australia the Vizsla has appeared in numerous television commercials. Being a bird dog, it loves retrieving and will of its own accord carry objects around in its mouth. The Vizsla is also a natural swimmer and takes to water easily, even diving to retrieve objects. An affectionate and lively dog, it is happiest when fully involved in family activities.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS
Good.
CARE REQUIREMENTS
The breed's short, smooth russet gold coat requires minimal grooming. The Vizsla is an active dog and needs regular exercise.

Please take note:
This is not a dog to be left alone in the back yard as it can become destructive if bored.


IDEAL OWNERS
Suitable for most people and it is good with children.
IN CONCLUSION
If you have decided that the Hungarian Vizsla is the dog for you and you are willing to take it for a regular swim during the summer, then contact one of the groups listed below:
DECISION TIME

Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:

RECOMMENDED BREEDERS

Breeder NameKennelState
Terri DaviesQLDContact
C and A Townley and TrinkaSAContact
Jacqui ShawQLDContact
Jane-Ann FurlongQLDContact
Sharon DeuterSAContact
Ronalie FrewQLDContact
Ruth BestQLDContact
Jacqui ShawQLDContact
Ms Ruth BestQLDContact
Kylie HamiltonNSWContact
Trish JohnsonQLDContact
Louise BennettNSWContact
VICKI MARSDENSAContact

* We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


CANINE CLUBS

Australian Capital Territory
ACT Canine Association Inc
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.actca.asn.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


New South Wales
Dogs New South Wales
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022 or 1300 728 022 (NSW only)
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 22/11/11)

Northern Territory
The North Australian Canine Association Inc
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.users.bigpond.com/naca1/
(Details correct as of 6/08/04)


Queensland
Canine Control Council (Queensland)
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)

South Australia
South Australian Canine Association Inc
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.saca.caninenet.com
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


Tasmania
Tasmanian Canine Association Inc
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)

Victoria
Victorian Canine Association
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.vca.org.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


Western Australia
Canine Association of Western Australia Inc
PO Box 1404
Canning Vale, WA 6970
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.cawa.asn.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


  




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