VizslaCare

The beautiful short, smooth coat is low-maintenance but needs regular brushing.

The Vizsla thrives as part of an active family that provides daily exercise. He is lively and affectionate to his people, and possesses an above-average ability to take training. Although he sheds, his short coat requires low daily maintenance.

nutrition &FEEDING

Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.

The Vizsla is a large breed and has a lifespan of 12 to 14 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.

coat &GROOMING

Beyond regular weekly grooming, the occasional bath will keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

coat length Short
grooming Occasional Grooming

energy &EXERCISE

As a hunter bred to work closely with humans, Vizslas form a tight bond with their owners. These dogs want to be part of the family and hate to be left alone. Dogs of many talents, Vizslas excel at all kinds of sports and activities. They’re up for anything, if they can do it with their human. An expert on the breed tells us, “If you don’t have the time to encourage this breed’s full use of its brain, you’re wasting a good dog.”

energy level Lots of Exercise

Vizsla &HEALTH

Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia, autoimmune thyroiditis and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Vizslas are healthy dogs.

Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Vizsla can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.