Considering a vizsla
Hi, I am seriously considering getting a vizsla puppy. I wondered the thoughts of the experienced owners.
My current position
I am a single dad with 3 children aged 4,6 & 8. We have a cavachon aged 5.
Midweek I leave the house 840 to take kids school, I go to work 1 mile from where we live, I go home 12 to walk dog for 45 min.
I then collect dog Back up 5 and then collect kids from school club, we walk for anything from 1-2 hours.
Weekends we are out, from 4pm Friday and for hours and hours over sat and sun, our dog is with us on our travels, I'd say our dog is out for 4 hours sat, same sun, and 2 on Friday, even in winter months. We mix it up, beach, woods, fields etc.
My kids and I love dogs and have been talking of a Vizsla for a few years, it has always been on the agenda and I had previously concluded that once kids are older, and help me out at home...., then we could get a Vizsla. My dad has a weimraraner so I understand the dog type and the daily requirements. The difference is that his wife didn't work. I let our dog have free roam of our house and it's a decent size. My intention would be to crate Vizsla and aim to walk it with kids for 30 min before school. I could take to work a few afternoons but depending on my meeting schedule it is not guaranteed and then part of me thinks it may unsettle routine. Any advice of someone in similar position would be great! Thank you. David;-)