What owners will tell you about Vizslas:
Is a Vizsla right for you?
Vizslas are a beautiful and elegant-looking breed, originally bred to be a hunting companion. They are a very high-energy breed—not your “walk around the neighborhood” kind of a dog. If you enjoy the great outdoors and exercising, a Vizsla might be the right match for you.
Vizslas are extremely smart, and love to learn and be active, making them ideal for hunting, field trials, agility, obedience, rally, and other fun dog sports. Vizslas thrive on attention, exercise, and interaction. They love to be challenged both mentally and physically.
They are very soft in temperament and love to cuddle with their human companions. There is an old Hungarian saying, “If you own a Vizsla, it lives on top of your head.” This is a most accurate saying and why Vizslas are often described as “Velcro Vizslas”! This breed does need a great deal of companionship and do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. They also need socialization to all kinds of sights and sounds, otherwise their natural caution can become shyness that can be difficult to live with. It’s very important to take puppy classes to ensure you are properly socializing – it’s not just about training.