Vizsla: Health Issues & Personality
A hard-working hunting dog, the Vizsla is able to track and point game, and serve as a retriever as well.  It has an outstanding sense of smell, is calm, sensitive, and easy to train.  This large and active dog is not suited to urban life.  To burn up its tremendous energy it needs to be out working in the fields, and if confined will become a nuisance.  Your Vizsla's coat should be well brushed at least two or three times per week.  When doing this, look closely for evidence of parasites on the skin and coat.  Outdoor dogs are particularly susceptible to this problem.  If the dog is to be kept as a house pet, have a veterinarian remove its dew-claws.
Average Lifespan Of The Vizsla: 10-14 years.
Average Weight: 48-66 lbs.
Inherited Health Disorders:
Epilepsy: Defined as a state in which repeated seizures occur.  The interval between seizures may only be minutes, but it is usually hours or days and even several months.  Epileptic attacks may start to occur some weeks or (usually) months after a blow to the head, such as might occur in a car accident.  This is due to scar tissue contracting and producing a source of irritation within the brain.  Many epileptic attacks are classified as "idiopathic epilepsy", which means the condition is of unknown cause.  Treatment of epileptic dogs is frequently very rewarding, but you will need a close liaison with your vet to find the correct drugs and most suitable dose rate.
Hip Dysplasia
Hemophilia is a disorder in which blood will not clot properly to aid in the healing of wounds.  A dog with a mild form or hemophilia might never even need treatment, unless excessing bleeding occurs due to trauma or surgery.  Unfortunately, dogs with severe hemophilia often die from uncontrollable bleeding problems.  Once you know your dog is affected, your vet will help you with managing this lifelong disorder.  This will include being vigilant for signs of bleeding, and occasional blood transfusions.
Vizsla Temperament:
Exercise Requirements: 4/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 5/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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