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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Lifestyle Query

Hi,

I know this question has been asked a lot and I am prepared for the "if you have to ask, then you shouldn't get one" replies. But hopefully people appreciate that I am doing my home work to make sure I can provide a suitable home that a V can flourish in.

We are wanting to get a V puppy and are not first time dog owners (we unfortunately lost our 5 year old dog to liver disease a month ago) so know how hard and difficult any puppy can be with regards to time, effort, training etc, as would be the same with any breed.

But I want to make sure as the V grows and matures we can keep it satisfied and living the kind of life it should.

I can give an hour every morning of off lead walks/woodland as we live within a 5 minute walk of a local park with fields/woodland beyond. And at night the same to include some walking on the lead. With extra time on Sundays as both myself and my partner and daughter have the day together. There are only two days a week we both work so the other 5 days there is someone around the house etc.

During those two days we both work I am able to go home for lunch and would look to employ a walker/puppy visit during the afternoon later in the day.

This is a very basic structure as like anyone we have other things that come up as everyone does but the idea is that we want to take on a far more active lifestyle and be involving our new family member in the things we can. And we want to be appreciating the surrounding area we live in etc.

I am hoping we can provide a home that a V can flourish and appreciate any advice.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 01:56 PM
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1) Why a Vizsla?

2) What are your expectations?
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On top of gingerling`s spot on questions, just as a reminder: this breed was meant to be a working one (help hunting for owner), so have you thought about what will be his/her job?
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What non Vizsla owners do not know about the breed, can be a deal breaker.

Smart athletic dogs can easily become bored.
Boredom leads to behavioral problems, and OCD dogs in this breed.

Second... Not all dog breeds are the same.
Owning one breed, does not mean a owner is correct for every breed.

There is no way for us to know, if you would be a good fit for a Vizsla. Each dog has slightly different needs, and as owners we find ways to fullfill those needs.
Contact your local club breeder referral.
Speak in detail with them, and breeders they refer you to. This could help you make a better informed decision.
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We have about the same schedule as you & our Vizsla does fine with it but I do also try to get her involved in some sort of training classes. I notice when we aren't in training she gets bored & into more trouble! We are actually kind of struggling right now as I am injured & unable to run with her daily as she is used to. Good luck with your decisions.
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Each Vizlsa will be different, they're not all the same. Some are very content to be couch potatoes until the bell rings, and some are a high wire act from the get go.
As for the time element. No human can out work a Vizsla. You will never have the ability to tire one out. An hour off lead,twice per day is actually pretty good, but be aware, that an in shape, working, Vizlsa can run for hours. I used to run mine with my mountain bike for hours in the forests.
Be very honest with the breeder about what you are looking for. Don't pick a big name kennel known for horizon hunters, or get the Vizsla puppy with the Dual and Triple champions on every side of the paper, with multiple NAVDHA prize titles, unless that is what you know you truly want.
Let the breeder help you pick the puppy that is right for you.
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We are probably in the minority, but our V is pretty calm overall. He is good as long as we can get him out every 3 days or so for an off leash walk of about an hour. He is just about a year old, so maybe that will change. He didn’t come from hunting lines, more just the lines of family dogs. He lets us know when he needs more time outside. I know someone else had mentioned, Family dogs, vs hunting dog lines. For us it was definitely the right choice, that we lucky stumbled across this. We couldn’t be happier with him though. I hope you find a pup that can fit your lifestyle! So exciting
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I know plenty of "non-working" vizslas that appear to be happy well adjusted dogs. I work my two out of choice but I don't think it has to be the be all and end all of having a vizsla. Remember pfebluffield, the only stupid question is the one that remains unasked
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