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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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First time I heard about this breed...

I had no ideea what it should look/behave like. I had no idea the hungarians even had a national breed and at first I thought it's some kind of poket-dog. I was looking for a dog to fill the void left by my tomcat, which died in february, but since I'm not THAT much of a cat lover, I decided that I want to buy a dog.
I had my mind set on a Golden Retriever, but decided that it's huge hair is too much of a hustle to clean and to groom, so I wanted to see what were the other options for a retriever/pointer dog. browsing through the web, i came across the term "hungarian vizsla" and decided to take a look, having absolutely no clue what that was. the ad had this link :http://youtu.be/zEn4WXXhKmQ
it was everything I needed to know about it. two weeks later, I received Ploosch, who was 6 months old when I first saw him.
it's the best dog I've ever seen, the smartest so far (he's just 5 months old now), and couldn't be more happy with him.
I encourage anyone to have one!
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 12:45 PM
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Re: First time I heard about this breed...

Errr..
... the crowd on this forum are a bit elitist about their V's so I doubt if that comment will go down well!!
Now I'll be hated by EVERYONE on the forum!
But ,honestly guys. If the only v owners were people who weren't gonna have babies or a job or spend years researching the breed,or be physically fit etc....
...there would only be a handful in each country ,and we probably wouldn't have this fab forum!
I have 6 kids ,I see young women expecting babies and I think ' if only you knew what was gonna happen to your life ,your home ,even your car gets trashed'.
But surely the learning is the fun part? We can't all start Knowing it all? No matter how much research you do ,NOTHING prepares you for parenthood or a vizsla! ;D
My first one nearly killed me coz I wasn't fit enough, but the feeling of achievement when the command works ( especially in front of other dog owners) makes my heart swell with pride. ( I mean first v,not baby!)
I got my first V because I see these dogs as a living work of art.
Their cat-like agility ,the extreme affection ,the colour,the velvet head and ears,the longest tails,even the way they smell! :P
So now I'm offensive and a freak for sniffing my dogs!
I just saw an opportunity to shake it all up a bit
P.s. I've had a rubbish day,can you tell??
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Re: First time I heard about this breed...

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even the way they smell!
So now I'm offensive and a freak for sniffing my dogs!
I smell mine too! And their shweatty paws! ;D

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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 02:42 PM
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Re: First time I heard about this breed...

I have never been accused of being an elitist more of a country girl that likes to hunt. With that said its heart breaking for the families and the dogs they buy without doing research on the time this breed needs.
So if anyone has already purchased one I wish them all the best and hope it works out. If they haven't then researching the breed and looking at how they plan to spend the next 10-15 years of their life is a good thing to do before they run out and purchase a puppy.

Not all those who wander are lost.

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Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

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Re: First time I heard about this breed...

I learned about Vs through a book my grandma bought me when I was 12 called "The Encyclopedia of the Dog". Really cool book; describes over 200 breeds of dogs. Anyway, the "Hungarian Vizsla" always stood out to me. We did very little research before getting our guy- basically I read up about the breed on the AKC website and this book, and called it good. Our lives definitely have changed, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I now wonder what I would be doing with all my free time if I didn't have Gus to take for runs?

I don't think the problem with irrespsonsible people giving up dogs is special to the Vizsla - I actually think its the opposite. I am guessing the majority of people who purchase V's are dog-people. I don't know how many familes who are not committed to their dogs are willing to spend $1,000 + for a puppy? It's all the poor pit bull puppies that people buy for $200 on craigslist that makes me sad. They are the ones that overwhelmingly end up abused and in shelters.

My only regret with my Vizsla is that I did not research individual breeders more! Wish I had been smart enough to search for a breeder that put more focus on temperment.
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Re: First time I heard about this breed...

I knew I'd get into trouble :-X
But let's go back to the discussion re - stats on divorce and owners death??
Following an utterly heart wrenching decision, both my vizslas were 'given' to me at 8 months (coincidence). Their previous owners loved them dearly,and cared for their v 's every need. But sadly their lives changed ( my girly's previous owner had her husband walk out, so she had to start working full time ) And that has happened to me :'( . My second v came from a lovely man who was made redundant ,his new job was 50miles away,so the dog was potentially going to be alone most of the day. They loved them enough TO give them up.
And I truly believe my dogs could not be happier.
Re-homing,( and death ), is not the WORST thing.... surely
suffering is???
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Re: First time I heard about this breed...

No one ever said the best laid plans couldn't fall apart, but at least have a plan. I know of a vizsla that was purchased by a man that has 6 kids. Now its a big surprise to him that he doesn't have time for the dog. I don't know where he was thinking this extra time was going to come from.

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I have six children,that comment is offensive.
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I have six children,that comment is offensive.
Even though you find it offensive, he said he did not have time for the dog because of the kids.
Those are his words not mine. Back to have a plan before you buy the puppy.

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Life is just a leap of faith.
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

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Re: First time I heard about this breed...

And two grandchildren.

And if you can plan 'life' please do give us the benefit of your unrivaled wisdom?

The older I get the more questions I have and Less answers I am certain of.
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