Friday, 25 April 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014 - 'V'

V - Vizsla

I'm only able to show one breed of dog for the letter 'V' and I had to go to Hungary for that.
(12.11.06; by Plepie 2000 - CC BY-SA 3.0)
Vizslas originated in Hungary; sporting dogs they are the smallest of the Pointer breed. Classed as a gun dog they are used for hunting fowl and upland game. Although they are sporting dogs a Vizsla makes a good household companion and a family dog.

Excellent swimmers, they love the water as Rosie demonstrates.
Rosie dives in.
(21 April 2007; by Bryon Realy - CC BY 2.0)
A Vizsla bred in Australia was Best in Show at Crufts in 2010. Known as Yogi, his show name was "Hungargrunn Bear It'n Mind."

There is a Wire-haired Vizsla also, but it is a separate breed developed in 1930 by interbreeding of a Vizsla with the German Wire-haired Pointer. 

I have yet to see either in the flesh.


Sharon Himsl said...

A very handsome breed. I like the color of Rosie's coat.

Jo said...

It is a handsome dog. Never heard of it before.

Lisa said...

Like Jo, I've never heard of this bread before but what a beautiful dog! I love the color and the stance in the first photo. Love the ears in the swimming photo, evidence of the joy he's feeling! Thanks for sharing this. I love what I'm learning on your blog!

Bish Denham said...

What a handsome looking hound! Love those flying ears!

Julie Flanders said...

I'd never heard of this breed before either. Love the pic of Rosie diving in, looks like she is having so much fun.