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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Vizsla affection

My V is the only dog I have ever owned. She is now 15 months old and is great with the whole family. Very well behaved and affectionate. Recently she has just started laying her head on our laps and also nuzzling under our arms. I would say she would definitely fit the breed standard (see below).

What I am interested in is, are all dogs generally like this and the "demonstrably affectionate" is overstated or is this definitely a particular Vizsla trait. I have heard people say they are part dog, part cat , part human.

For those that have owned different breeds what do you say?

Excerpt from AKC Breed Standard:
A natural hunter endowed with a good nose and above-average ability to take training. Lively, gentle-mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive though fearless with a well developed protective instinct. Shyness, timidity or nervousness should be penalized.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 03:38 PM
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Re: Vizsla affection

My V definitely thinks he's human he won't eat unless he's in the same room as the kids! I tried to make him eat were I want him to but he flatly refuses, he'd rather go hungry. I used to think 'he's a dog he eats were I say', now I think he's happy and eating is it really a big issue? He's just 8 mths and he's my 4th dog but the other 3 were terriers so he's my first big dog and I must say the easiest to train (toilet and obedience) and the softest nature ever,
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My V is the only dog I have ever owned. She is now 15 months old and is great with the whole family. Very well behaved and affectionate. Recently she has just started laying her head on our laps and also nuzzling under our arms. I would say she would definitely fit the breed standard (see below).

What I am interested in is, are all dogs generally like this and the "demonstrably affectionate" is overstated or is this definitely a particular Vizsla trait. I have heard people say they are part dog, part cat , part human.

For those that have owned different breeds what do you say?

Excerpt from AKC Breed Standard:
A natural hunter endowed with a good nose and above-average ability to take training. Lively, gentle-mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive though fearless with a well developed protective instinct. Shyness, timidity or nervousness should be penalized.
in my life my family owned five dogs at different times when i was little, back then my mom wasn't an animal person so they had to sleep outside (T__T) we had two rottweilers at different times, the frist one was nice and friendly but through my memory i can't remmeber him being lovingly with us, the other dogs were mutts but were very nice and friendly, but yeah i'd have to say its that cat-like behavior that makes vizslas more lovingly, its like they have the best qualities in a cat and a dog mixed into one
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Vizsla affection

Its spring here now and the baby birds are leaving the nest. My wife came home yesterday and looked out the window to see the V locked up and pointing at a baby Song Thrush sitting on the back lawn a metre from her nose. She sat there locked for almost 2 minutes. What the V didn't see was the cat stalking in from the side. The cat ran in, the bird flew away and the V went howling all round the lawn. Apparently it was hilarious. ;D

More of that naturally endowed hunter instinct!
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One time I saw a website that was titled "Things you never thought you'd say...until you got a Vizsla." My favorite was the very last one..."Get off my lap, I have to wipe!" That has totally happened to me. When she was only a few months old, she would try and curl up on my lap while I was in the bathroom! They are definitely "Velcro"!
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One time I saw a website that was titled "Things you never thought you'd say...until you got a Vizsla." My favorite was the very last one..."Get off my lap, I have to wipe!" That has totally happened to me. When she was only a few months old, she would try and curl up on my lap while I was in the bathroom! They are definitely "Velcro"!
um ....why was you're dog in the bathroom with you O_o
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Hahaha that's funny to hear. If we just leave a crack in the door Snickers will nudge it open and come in. BUT, we just love him to death. He goes everywhere with us!!!
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Hahaha that's funny to hear. If we just leave a crack in the door Snickers will nudge it open and come in. BUT, we just love him to death. He goes everywhere with us!!!
.... what planet are you guys from, you need to lock doors when you use the restroom, it helps avoid embarrassing situations
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Re: Vizsla affection

well, the other day my girlfriend came home from taking Kian fora walk and to the park. After 10 minutes in the park he ran out and across the street. She quickly brought him home and told me what happened. She was so upset that she started to cry on the sofa.
Well Kian walked over to her and started to lick her hands and then proceeded to cuddle with her. He then just looked at up at her every so often. She quickly started to cheer up. ;D

Yeah and as far as the bathroom goes, I do not need an audience, let alone my V in there. He's tried to walk in too, but that would be just too weird :P



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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 11:18 AM
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I'm not keen on m ine in the bathroom, he nudged the door once and started watching and sniffing, needless to say, it put me off and I couldn't go!!! I close the door properly now. I must have a one off, he's lovely but he doesn't like being stroked too often, he will just wriggle and walk away. I'm not grumbling though, I find too much affection a bit annoying sometimes. If he is lying down asleep, then he doesn't seem to mind.
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