In a way the Vizsla has more in common with cats than other dogs. No, it doesn’t purr and meow, but it’s a self cleaning dog and has very little of the odour most other dogs possess. So the Vizsla is an ideal match for those with a sensitive nose and no desire to bath their dog every week.
The Vizsla breed does not have an undercoat, therefore it should not be kept outside during wintertime.
The Vizsla is sometimes mentioned as one of the so called “Velcro dogs”. The term refers to the fact that Vizslas are very sociable and prefer to be around their humans, and it plays on the clinging ability of the Velcro hook-and-loop fastener.
The Vizsla breed has a known history of more than 1000 years, but the breed almost became extinct under the communist occupation of Hungary after World War II.
The Vizsla excels in retrieving game on all sorts of terrain, including water. It has a natural instinct to be a great gun dog. No hunter could wish for a better companion.
If you are considering adopting a Vizsla puppy, you should know that these dogs need at least an hour of exercise every day to preserve their health. If you can fulfil the Vizsla’s need for exercise, you’ll have a very special new friend in your life.
Although the Vizsla is a great gun dog, it is also one of the most affectionate ones. Vizslas thrive on human attention and bond very strongly with their owners. They prefer to spend all their time around their human family, which includes nights. If allowed, they will happily sleep under the sheets in the same bed with their owners.
Due to its loving and affectionate nature, the Vizsla is also a great match for families with small children. Vizslas will engage in playful games and all sorts of fun activities with children and can be fully trusted not to hurt them. However, the long wagging tail of the dog (unless docked), may unintentionally slap children on the face, which might result in tears.
Vizslas themselves cry occasionally if left alone for long periods of time. The breed is not recommended to people, whose jobs require them to leave home for several days in a row.
We’d be pleased to hear your stories if you have a Vizsla dog of your own!
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All dogs bark. Is that true? Well no. Not all dogs bark, but most do. Owners of a Basenji, an Alaskan Malamute, and an Afghan Hound can take it easy and enjoy the silence around them. However there are dogs that are typically big barkers and these include the Jack Russell, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Mudi, Vizsla, Shetland Dog, Newfoundland, German Shepherd, Dachshund, Beagle, West-Highland Terrier, Toy Poodle, Doberman and the Schnauzer.
So what to do when you have to listen to incessant barking? Not only your sleep, but your neighbors’ nerves will also be affected. Although one understands that barking is natural for dogs, there comes a time when enough is enough. What to do then? Training might help…but an anti-barking dog collar might do the trick as well.
What is an anti-barking dog collar you ask? Well this is special type of collar that triggers a reaction out of a dog…and after repetitively negatively stimulating the dog with every bark, the dog slowly but surely learns not to bark. There are different types of anti bark collars available. There are dog collars that deliver a light shock to your dog as a reaction to barking. There is also a type of dog collar that sprays mists of citronella. This smell is not welcomed by dogs and they sooner stop barking than continue smelling the fumes of citronella around them. This is a more humane solution because it does not inflict pain to the dog.
So how effective is an anti barking dog collar, you ask?
– Anti-barking collars can modify a dog’s behavior while teaching the dog not to bark.
– It helps dog owners in their everyday chores of taking care of their dogs.
– It is humane and the most proper way to stop excessive barking of dogs. Dog owners support it worldwide.
– In a matter of a week, it can already be removed since dogs already get used to such a scheme.
– There are some anti-barking collars which are rechargeable so there will be no extra costs for batteries.
– There are some anti-barking collars which are waterproof which means dogs can use this device even when it’s raining outside.
As with every type of collar, it is important to choose the right type for your dog. This should of course depend on the size of your dog as well as their barking habit. You should buy a small, thin, delicate collar for small dogs, while thicker, stronger collars are the best option for large-bodied dogs. The fitting of the collar is very important! You don’t under any circumstances want to buy a collar that is too tight, since this may lead to choking!
If you are thinking of buying online…look at their return policy. This will help you in case the collar is too big, or too small for your dog. If you are aiming to buy it at a pet store, they may be kind enough to give you advice about the type and effectiveness of the collar that is perfect for your dog. So try it out. You might just catch up on a few hours of lost sleep!
Military dogs are dogs that are used to complement the various tasks that are needed to carry out a military operations. To some, this may seem to be contrary to humanitarian principles. But I look at it like this – This is how dogs first evolved – as a companion in hunting, and in fact, gun dogs like the Hungarian Vizsla are in use by even non military personnel.
All of a dog’s functions that are superior to those of a human, are used to round off an operation that would otherwise lack their fine capabilities. So let’s proceed by looking at a dog’s superior functions:
Smell and Hearing
The dog’s superior sense of smell, makes them very useful when used as Detection Dogs. These dogs are utilized to sniff out very small traces of the substance to be detected. They can include illegal narcotics, explosives, and even humans, as search dogs.
Speed and Aggressiveness
I know from experience that even a seasoned dog handler feels a chill up his spine when he sees a real threatening snarl from a German Shepherd. These dogs known as K9 (like ‘canine’) dogs are used to hunt down suspects, or prevent them from escaping. Apart from the German Shepherd, commonly used dogs also include the Doberman, and the American Pit Bull Terriers.
Easy to Train and Loyal
Dogs such as Attack Dogs can be specifically trained to chase and incapacitate (But not necessarily kill) targets. Dogs like the Irish Wolfhound are used for this purpose.
The loyalty of all the breeds are beyond question and all make excellent watchdogs, yet some breeds like the Bullmastiff are admirable guard dogs whose job doesn’t end with merely scaring away the intruder, but actively stopping them, and restraining them. Once again, the desired result can be easily achieved with training.
Are you serving in the military? Would you like to get a dog but not sure how and where? Read the story of a Command Chief Master Sgt. and his bulldog: how to buy a bulldog puppy when you are stationed in Europe.
Nature rewarded me with a love for dogs and an allergy for cats. Had it been the other way around, I might not be writing this article right now. Yet, although I steer clear of cats – for mostly this reason- I would find it unbearable if I were allergic to dogs. Yet some people are not so lucky, since they are allergic to dogs as well. For those dog lovers out there who suffer from allergies, upon high-fiving a doggy-paw, there really is a cure. A cure? Well…..apart from the anti-histamine tablets and nose-drops to alleviate post-nasal drip, the trick really lies in finding the right dog – and more correctly, the right dog breed – for you.
What are the reactions that cause humans to suffer from allergies? The allergic response is triggered when our immune system reacts to a perceived threat. Some people have a bad reaction to dander (flaky dead skin cells), saliva or secretion from the sebaceous glands of their dogs. Allergy sufferers can also react to the dust, pollen and dirt that gets caught up and spread around by their dogs.
So what is a hypoallergenic dog breed? Well, hypoallergenic dog breeds, are those breeds that are considered the most suitable for those who suffer from allergies. Although they do produce some dander, the amount is so small that very few people experience allergy symptoms when in contact with these breeds. Hypoallergenic dog breeds are usually single-coated, non-shedding (or low-shedding), generally smaller dogs, those dogs that retain the dander due to their curly coat, or are naked!
A list below shows those breeds that are best suited for allergy sufferers. If you have your sights set on another breed, then the best test to determine whether your allergies will be affected, is to spend 20 minutes in a closed off and confined area with the dog. Cars tend to work well for this. This is a simple test which can save the owner from heartbreak in the future.
However, do bear in mind, that no dog is completely 100% hypoallergenic. The ones below only have a much lower dander producing and shedding activity than the other 100 or so breeds and are thus recommended.
• Airedale Terrier
• American Hairless Terrier
• Barbet (a.k.a: French Water Dog)
• Bedlington Terrier
• Bergamasco (a.ka: Italian Shepherd Dog)
• Bichon Frisé
• Border Terrier
• Bouvier des Flandres
• Cairn Terrier
• Chacy Ranior
• Chinese Crested
• Coton De Tulear
• Dandie Dinmont Terrier
• Fox Terrier (Wire)
• Hungarian Vizsla
• Irish Water Spaniel
• Italian Greyhound
• Kerry Blue Terrier
• Lagotto Romagnolo
• Miniature Poodle
• Miniature Schnauzer
• Peruvian Inca Orchid
• Portuguese Water Dog
• Scottish Terrier
• Shih Tzu
• Silky Terrier
• Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
• Spanish Water Dog
• Standard Poodle
• Standard Schnauzer
• Tibetan Terrier
• Tibetan Mastiff
• Toy Poodle
• Welsh Terrier
• West Highland White Terrier
• Wirehaired Dachshund
• Yorkshire Terrier
It seems God does indeed work in mysterious ways, since he realized that to create hypoallergenic dog breeds would be like designing sugar-free chocolate for diabetics. At Euro Puppy, we are proud to help dog lovers, who also happen to be allergy sufferers by offering “allergy-friendly”, hypoallergenic puppies for sale. If you suffer from allergies, take a moment – between popping that antihistamine tablet- and wander through our breed infos. If you happen to be an allergy sufferer and a dog lover at that, we are here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us.
What on earth are Bird Dogs? Well for those that know, please give me a moment of your patience to explain it to those that have never heard of this before. Bird Dogs are in no way related physiologically to birds! Rather, the term “Bird Dogs” refer to those canine friends of ours that retrieve birds that their owners have shot. Bird dogs can also be Field Dogs, Gun Dogs or Hunting Dogs. Some of the Bird Dogs include: Pointers, Retrievers, English Setters, Irish Setters, Gordon Setters, Red Setters, Red and White Setters, Brittany Spaniels, English Pointers, Vizslas, German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, Pointers, Labradors, Golden Retrievers and English Cocker Spaniels.
If you are an avid hunter, or are heavily into the pursuit of wild-game and you are looking to find a new partner, then you need not go any further! Euro Puppy, the premier provider of champion-line puppies and dogs is at your service, with the best Bird Dog puppies for sale. With over 150 breeds to choose from, all 10 groups recognized by the FCI are represented. From companion dogs, to working dogs…and yes, even Bird Dogs. Being proudly of European origin, Euro Puppy can boast with purebred Hungarian Vizsla puppies, Labrador Retriever Puppies, Golden Retriever Puppies and English Cocker Spaniel Puppies. These are some of the best Bird Dogs that any person passionate about game hunting would appreciate.
The top European breeders that Euro Puppy works with, make sure that the breed standard of these breeds are maintained at all times. The puppies are healthy and socialized, because they are not taken away from their mothers too early. This enables the puppies to have a pleasant and balanced temperament that any Bird Dog should have. If you would like to enquire about Euro Puppy’s champion Bird Dog puppies for sale, contact us, and we would be more than happy to offer our assistance.