Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Hungarian Vizsla

Hungarian Vizsla
Hungarian Vizsla
Hungarian Vizsla
Hungarian Vizsla
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 AND 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:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
C and A TownleyandTrinka Aceweis SA Contact
Jacqui Shaw Shaunuff QLD Contact
Jane-Ann Furlong Szepzeg QLD Contact
Sharon Deuter Zeuly SA Contact
Ronalie Frew Habanero QLD Contact
Ruth Best Huesges QLD Contact
Jacqui Shaw Shaunuff QLD Contact
Ms Ruth Best huseges QLD Contact
Kylie Hamilton Lukahdelight NSW Contact
Trish Johnson Elettars QLD Contact
VICKI MARSDEN ERDOS SA Contact
Robyn Hanney Metropolis NSW Contact
Andrea Robinson Felso NSW Contact
Dianne Harrison Gonnylde SA Contact
Suzanne Kain CALSDREAMIN NSW Contact
Robyn Fowkes Vincentoria NSW Contact
Suzanne Kain Calsdreamin NSW Contact
Tiane Blaik Hubmistil NSW Contact
Kim McLean Piperview VIC Contact
Julie Wills Wills VIC Contact
Leah Schultze Goldchief VIC Contact
Louise Bennett Rugalmas NSW Contact
Maria Pyle Huntinmojoe QLD Contact
Daphne Hamill Hamill SA Contact


*** 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 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:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)