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post #1 of 111 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hungarian Pointers not Vizslas

Just finished a two hour on-leash walk downtown. 20 questions of "what kind of dog are they?" New response is and will now be "Hungarian Pointers. Hunting Dogs." I won't call them Vizslas anymore.

They really are not family pets. My oldest daughter will not bring over our 1 and 3 year old grandsons because of my hunting dogs unless I put them in the kennel. Bailey knocked over our 2 year old granddaughter yesterday. He didn't mean to, but he is a 62 pound hunting dog full of muscles and at the pool he just walked by and she went down crying.

Today's post by ccerta brought all this in focus:
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At this point though, I am stuck with him all week long and two young kids too, and I cannot even let the dog run around with them. I'm covered with bruises all over my body, and scars from his biting that was worse in previous months. These days he doesn't cut the skin. He likes to bite you when you are petting him, particularly when you are rubbing his belly, he bites your hands/wrists. I don't know if this was the wrong dog for me, but I am stuck now, so I have to figure something out.
So no more "Vizsla" unless someone asks, "Vizsla?" Then I'll just say, "Yeah." and continue our walk.

The century old hunting dog of Hungary is the Hungarian Pointer. That is what I'll be calling my red bird dogs. I like the sound of it. German Shorthair Pointer works and so does German Wirehaired Pointer. Not many folks think of them as family pets. Why not Hungarian Pointer?

http://redbirddog.blogspot.com/2010/...-bird-dog.html

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Re: Hungarian Pointers not Vizslas

This made me smile (and nod my head), redbirddog.

Went camping a few weeks ago and got questioned a few dozen times about what "he" was. It's not always bad when those who ask are interested in hearing your response... But some people ask and then respond with "oh, okay.". Why even ask if you don't care what "he" is.

It was so refreshing to eventually run into a couple with a 6yr old V female and a 4yr old GSP female. Found a nice open field and let them do their thing
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Re: Hungarian Pointers not Vizslas

I quite often say the same Rod, it seems to get the point (no pun intended) over better as to what our dogs do.

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Re: Hungarian Pointers not Vizslas

I am sorry about your experience.
Rod, it depends on your training, you can make them anything you want. If you desire family pets, show them the new rules and they will listen.

Our breeder advised us to call them Hungaraian short hair pointer, if anyone asks

New Years eve at Niagara Falls we were approached countless times. Except for the couple from Texas, who had to leave their V dog at home, only Hungarians knew Sam was Vizsla. Some of them tried to teach me how to pronounce Vizsla in Hungarian :-[

In Hungarian they are all Vizsla....German Vizsla, English Vizsla, Italian Vizsla....

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Re: Hungarian Pointers not Vizslas

Hungarian Pointer - that's exactly what I say in the lift, in the park, in the cafe, in a restaurant... I figured out, that people get this expression on their face like "ah-never-heard-this-breedname-before-and-I'll-forget-it-anyway-because-I-even-wouldn't-know-how-to-spell" when I tell them it's a Vizsla.

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. Point. And if someone still doesn't know what a Pointer is - I add "It's a hunting dog"... I even don't mention every time that it's an Hungarian Pointer because some people look and act like they don't know where Hungary is

"Oh, that's a Ridgeback" ..... "Oh that's a Weimaraner?"

I should say: " No, it's an Australian Vizsla, a Hunting dog with a Hungarian backround, living here in Asia owned by me, a German."
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I am sorry about your experience.
Rod, it depends on your training, you can make them anything you want. If you desire family pets, show them the new rules and they will listen.

Our breeder advised us to call them Hungaraian short hair pointer[/color], if anyone asks

New Years eve at Niagara Falls we were approached countless times. Except for the couple from Texas, who had to leave their V dog at home, only Hungarians knew Sam was Vizsla. Some of them tried to teach me how to pronounce Vizsla in Hungarian :-[

In Hungarian they are all Vizsla....German Vizsla, English Vizsla, Italian Vizsla....
that's why I call Rubes a Hungarian Pointer, because she's a wire/short hair mix.. ;D

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I skip the "pointer" part and just call Riley a Hungarian Hunting Dog. Most people lose interest when they hear the word "hunting".

Check out Riley & Cooper's blog: http://ltlor.blogspot.com/

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I love the look of fear for their children when you tell someone what your dogs are. I also got to the point where I just call them a hungarian pointer. Then, if there is still no lights go on, I say "Hunting Dog" which seams to miff a fair few people. Oh....why would you want a hunting dog is the often asked question....................... Often answered with...... to hunt!

Now I love telling them we go and kill Bambi! Gotta watch those vicious hunting dogs.... take down a Deer they will!! (You Poms, just use a Python voice of your choice for that last sentence)

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Re: Hungarian Pointers not Vizslas

We say Vizsla just to annoy people and make them ask more. When Ruby was a young pup, it drove us crazy when people would come up and tell us what our dog was with such certainty as they were so wrong. We would get Lab, Pit Bull, and Weim. My husband and I would start to make up names to confuse people. Our favorite was a Paprika Lab and people believed us...LOL.

As for having Ruby near children (as we just have her as a pet), she spent all last saturday at our 1 yr old niece's birthday party. She was around 10 kids (ages 6 months - 4 yrs old ) and 40 adults. She was such a good girl and did not knock over one child and even got to go in the Princess Bouncy House (big inflatable thing). I had many people come up and say she was the most well behaved kid at the party :P

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When someone tells me how calm and good my dog is in the vets waiting room, and that they wish their dog would be still till told to move. Then ask the breed. I just bypass the breed name and tell them "3 years of training and a few months with a pro trainer was what it took to get him to be still indoors."

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