I think Ive narrowed my search down for an upland dog to a Brittany or Vizsla. Ive learned alot about Brittanys, but not much about Vizsla. I like the short coat of a Vizsla but am concerned about the cold weather since I live in Idaho. Any information about Vizsla and cold weather climates would be appreciated. The dog would be spending alot of time indoors but not always. Thanks guys
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Sat, 2007-01-27 17:46
Sat, 2007-01-27 22:53#1
I've used GSP's in Alaska when I lived there. In my opinion the Visla is the best kept secret in bird dogs for foot hunters.
Mon, 2007-01-29 12:44#2
I don't know anything about Vislas, but, I do love the temperament and antics of my Brittany.
Mon, 2007-01-29 13:16#3
The Vizsla I hunted behind was GREAT! When the day comes when I can have another dog it will be a Vizsla Great pointing and retrieving skills, works at close range, and tough. The cold never seemed to be a problem, but your winters I'm sure are more intense. I also like the shorthair for grooming purposes. Don't have to spend lots of time picking cuckleburrs and thorny vines.
Mon, 2007-01-29 18:56#4
Thanks guys. I really love this site. Everyone is so helpful. Even if people disagree, you'll learn alot from their opinions.
Mon, 2007-01-29 19:44#5
I grew up with a vizsla and he was a great dog, not a hunting dog but a great family pet. He didn't have any problems with our ontario winters, but he was a rare plush haired viszla. When I get a hunting dog it will be a vizsla.
Thu, 2007-02-08 10:45#6
I own a two year old Hungarian Vizsla and He is the best dog I have ever owned. I have also owned several labs. His coat is short adn relatvely low maintenance (He does still shed a little though). He is a natural pointer and I did not have to train him at all. He comes from a good line of hunters and he is a true natural hunter in the field. He will point and hold almost any upland bird. He does have alot of energy and I keep in him in a large kennel during the day and he needs at least 45 minutes of excersize every other day (minimum)!! He is very loving and ptotective of me. He does not range out far at all during hunts (vizslas always hunt close.) I spent very little time or money training him. I think he also does fine in colder weather even with a shorter coat. It is important that when you purchase a vizsla that you get good bloodlines and look for a calmer dog in the litter. Let me know if I can help you more.
Thu, 2007-02-08 12:08#7
Welcome to the site!
What you have said about the Visla goes just what I have seen myself and what I hear from other owners. Probally it's a good idea to keep this breed rather quite.