Re: Leaving vizsla outside
Hi Souter millar and welcome, congrats on your new Vizsla, Tweed.
I cannot give you a fully personal response as I would never keep a dog outside, especially a Vizsla or similarly-natured breed.
However, I do not live in a country, or environment where this would be possible even if I wanted to. (Scotland - freezing!)
As you will already know, the Vizsla is like velcro; a completely loyal companion and a dog to be part of the family. That is not to say the Vizsla MUST be sleeping in the bed or lying on the couch as they will feel as much a part of the family lying at your feet.
There was a discussion here not too long ago about 'outside dogs' - I'm sorry I can't find it, maybe someone else can link the thread.
I imagine that the breeder kept multiple dogs, making it easier to keep them outside in kennels and perhaps the only means possible for her home + vocation.
I would ask you why you would rather have her live outside? Because of the breeder's set-up? Will she be allowed in the house at all? I know plenty of people that do not let their dogs on furniture, it requires training obviously, but it is no biggie at the end of the day.
Also I am not judging in the least so please don't take any of that the wrong way. Vizslas are desperate to please and thrive on interaction. Without it they can easily become quite anxious, destructive and esteemed escape artists. They are not dogs to entertain themselves.
5 degrees C is pretty low to me if I picked you up right, so I would definitely get her a coat.
Mistyayre Caorunn - Nelly - 15/11/12