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rice8702 06-09-2010 07:16 PM

My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help
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My 7 month old Visla, Hannah gets confused daily as a dachshund mix. I am so sick of hearing it but i am starting to get concerned that she is not growing properly. We purchased he from a very popular V breeder that has a very good reputation.

Please look at the picture and let me know your thoughts or if anyone else has experienced this same issue.
I absolutely love this dog. She is so smart and just the perfect companion.

Maybe this is just a weird phase? Will her height catchup with her length?

thanks in advance for all your help.[img][/img]

Big Rick 06-09-2010 09:43 PM

Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help
'Normal' is very subjective. Our Scarlet is just 7 months old, is 23 inches at the shoulder and 58 pounds. I think she's pretty big based on measurements of other females I've seen on the forum.

tanashka 06-10-2010 07:12 AM

Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help
Dear Rick,
You need to check what is behind the lines of your dog's pedigree. I don't really know, but it may be possible that a German dachshund, for example, got to an Hungarian V during the period of hostilities (aka WW2) and that this dog is a throwback (as well as a long back).
Dachshunds are quite long and, theoretically, it could be possible for that breed to be in both countries at once - if you get the picture - and avoid being caught out crossing a border.
Otherwise, I would say that this photo is a bit of a stretch!!

Just some thoughts.


tanashka 06-10-2010 07:16 AM

Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help
Sorry Rick and Rice - that should read Dear Rice8702

chino777 06-10-2010 09:01 AM

Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help
Hey Rice8702,

It does seem like she has a rather long body/or short legs
Has she had a thorough vet examination? her legs are very defined/muscley
I think you should visit or call the breeder as well to discuss your little girl and maybe get some answers.

Your 3rd last line says vizsla though :o) and thats the most important thing

Hang in there, and keep us posted...

Big Rick 06-10-2010 09:19 AM

Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help
I don't know what it costs but if it's important to you there is canine DNA testing. If it turned out that Hannah wasn't totally V I think the breeder would owe an explanation or refund!

Good luck.

rice8702 06-10-2010 10:26 AM

Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help
yes, thanks Rick...i was considering doing the DNA tests and i did call my breeder last night. He did not really have any answers but just thought it was strange. He said that he had never seen a dog built like that.

tanashka - i am not sure what you meant about the photo being a stretch.

Thanks Chino777

DixiesMom 06-10-2010 12:30 PM

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I agree with Chino, her legs do not appear normal, almost as if there is a bit of dwarfism going on there. Your vet should be able to give you some insight on this, and your breeder should be very interested in learning what's going on.

No matter what her legs look like, she has a VERY sweet face and I am sure she has you wrapped around her little toes. Let us know what you find out.

rice8702 06-10-2010 02:41 PM

Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help
Thanks DixiesMom, i will keep you up to date on this. I already have a call in to her Vet.

kathleenleff 06-10-2010 06:58 PM

Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help
Did you get to see the parents? I'd thing about asking the breeder if you could contact any of the people who got the rest of the litter. Or if he'd call them and give them your number. Just to find out if any of the other pups legs were growing as expected.

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