8 week old - aggressive growling and biting
This is my first time writing so forgive me in advance for any redundancy.
Our Vizsla Blaze (not to be confused with another Blaze I read of in this forum) is 9 weeks old and we have him a little over 1 week. While playing outside with him, I went to pick him up and he growled aggressively and snapped back to bite my hand (or anything he could get his teeth on). This happened again with my son. Blaze was chewing on a pigs ear and my son picked him up to put him in the car. Again, Blaze growled aggressively and actually bit him on the face and hand breaking the skin. My son put Blaze down, who then went right back to his pigs ear. I immediately approached the dog and removed him from the pigs ear. Sure enough he tried the same on me so I pinned him until he submitted, but not without inflicting a strong skin ripping bite to my thumb.
I called the breeder who acknowledged this is not normal Vizsla behavior. This actually made my wife and me feel worse about our situation because it made us start to believe we may have a "not quite right" Vizsla on our hands. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this sort of aggression and lashing out and how they dealt with it. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.