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Vizsla

Post by Blaserman » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:05 pm

Anyone have experience with this breed



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Post by stokesrj » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:14 pm

I’ve never owned one but I have watched several work. I’m an English setter man but the club that I field trial at hosts a Vizla trial once a month. They are very versatile, a very good dog for fur and feather, intelligent but not as stylish as the dogs I’m used to. They would not be able to compete in the trials I compete in but that doesn’t mean they are inferior. The trials emphasize speed and style, hardly the attributes you care about if you are looking for a general purpose dog.
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Post by mchughcb » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:26 pm

Im sure they are good with training. Every one ive seen has been useless and the one ive seen that supposedly was trained by a breeder couldn't hold a candle to a trained gsp or gwp. Even a half trained dachshund could do a better job as a hunt dog and they arent even a hpr.

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Post by stokesrj » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:42 pm

I much prefer a Drahthaar for a versatile dog.
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Re: Vizsla

Post by SauerNZ » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:10 am

I am with you Bob. My Drahthaar has the strongest hunting drive of any dog I have known. Whenever he is outside he is hunting something, but his real passion is birds.

I was trying to get him to take a look at a farmed Red Stag down the road, but he was much more interested in pointing the covey of quail in the tree line near us.

Haven’t done any trialling with him though.

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Re: Vizsla

Post by Oscar » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:06 am

Often called Velcro dogs cause they love their families and stick close to their owners. Really not a bad dog but failings in them are really down to the owner. They generally have good hunting drive but are better suited to upland game with general tracking duties. The lazy as has been noted is a function of their Velcro nature, which can be overcome

If you are looking for a deer dog for tracking and occasional upland game/ fowl a GWP would be a better choice. But if you want it for ducks/ upland game then suggest getting a flat coated retriever, curly coat or lab.

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Re: Vizsla

Post by sav338 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:28 am

Sorry gents a little of the original post but . What do you prefer a dog or a bitch ?
Mainly for deer hunting.
I’m looking at getting a GWP when my 13year old golden ret dies.

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Post by SPEEDY » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 am

I prefer bitches and I also prefer runts, I find they are a bit more loyal and they think more before they act.
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Post by sav338 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:41 pm

SPEEDY wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 am
I prefer bitches and I also prefer runts, I find they are a bit more loyal and they think more before they act.
I’m leaning towards bitches.
All the bitches I’ve owned throughout my life seemed to be more dedicated to me and what I want. Ive only had one male Shepard and that was my dads dog and you knew it. Wasn’t socialised and was a back yard nutter.

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Post by Joe338ST » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 pm

I have a Viszla bitch. Very loyal, always at your side, very quiet, constantly hunting rabbits when in the backyard, always good with the kids, but I have never taken her hunting. She is 7 years old and tries to dig through the door to get into the house.....separation anxiety. All dogs bred for hunting, pointing and scenting are potentially good - you just have to put in the time training them....
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Re: Vizsla

Post by caps » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:12 pm

Also prefer a Gwp and about to get another pup as the one i have is well into her golden years. as for Viszla's they were bred for deer hunting as well the only difference is they work best in pairs as I believe that's the way they were first bred to hunt and track wounded game. basically you can train a dog to do what ever you want. Have always said that it takes two Viszla's to do the work of one GWP. :D

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Re: Vizsla

Post by 9.3x64 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:49 pm

SPEEDY wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 am
I prefer bitches and I also prefer runts, I find they are a bit more loyal and they think more before they act.
Behave yourself Speedy..this is a family forum. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Vizsla

Post by Vaughan » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:24 pm

I must have missed this thread. We have a couple of male GWPs (half brothers) and lost our old bitch a year ago to cancer. My dog is a true HPR, decent pointer, great tracker and absolute murder on foxes and badgers. The wife´s is a bird obsessed nutter and not much use for anything else. I love GWPs, loyal to a fault, kind and tough as hell. I prefer males because they're just easier but once you have won over the bitches they are lovely companions as well. Our old girl learned to swim as a pup by jumping into a river to "rescue" me when she saw me dive under the water. She also stood over my wife and would NOT allow the ambulance guys to approach her when she had injured herself when I was away from the house one time. Luckily my wife regained consciousness enough to leash the dog, who then went quietly.... You just have to love dogs like that!
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Re: Vizsla

Post by 9.3x64 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:48 pm

I used too know a bloke who hunted with 2 Vizlas.
At lunch time he would sit in his chair and one would sit on each knee while he ate his sandwich.
No wonder they call them velcro dogs.
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Post by deerhunter338mag » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:13 pm

Doesn’t mate what dog you have. It’s all about having the time to put the time into them. I’ve seen Rottys retrieving ducks, Jack Russell point quail and swim out and a retrieve birds. You can have a robot dog or a natural dog that just enjoy going hunting with you. All comes down to putting the time in.

I had a good mate of mine years ago that took time off to dodge child support. He lived in an area that had a few quail paddock. His female GSP was nothing special at all. He didn’t have much to do so he spent every day he could with his dog. Best quail dog I’ve seen. Like anything more time you put in, the more you get out of them.
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