COLOR: BAGUETTE is the true color of the Hungarian Vizsla. In the original official breed standard the color is “zsemlesarga es annak kulonbozo aranyalatai”,” which in correct English means, “French-roll yellow (Baguette) and its different shades”, nowhere EVER was the color anything other than French-roll yellow in Hungarian. The ‘russet gold’ found in English translations is due to an error in translating the Hungarian phrase to English. The German translation ‘Semmelgelb’ (which means French-roll yellow) is correct.”
When shopping for a puppy….if the parents are dark, suggesting “red” or mahogany, please be responsible and Walk Away, do not buy the puppy as you will be an accomplice in doing the breed a disservice. Keep searching, there are breeders out there who are breeding correct colored Vizslas…, just be patient, even if it means getting on a waiting list.
Those who truly love the Vizsla breed and want to protect it must be forever vigilent in upholding its Hallmark breed marks that set it apart from other breeds: its beautiful head and conformaton, color ,moderate rear angulation, low set tail and proper carriage, exceptional natural hunting ability and that special temperment characterized by the mild and kind look in their eyes.
AKC standard - color - golden rust - faulty - mahogany & pale yellow - definition - golden - of the color of gold yellow - rust - strong brown color with a reddish or yellowish tinge ---maybe we need an AKC approved color chip when shopping for our V LOL
"BAGUETTE" may be the ideal color, but have you ever seen a litter of puppies with all the same shade? Riley's siblings were all different shades from *almost* too light (he actually darkened up as he aged) to Riley's darker rust color. Riley is the pup in the black collar with white paws. :P
I think it was bold of you to post this in a forum with thousands of members and (perhaps unintentionally) criticize a large majority of the dogs who are probably a little more rust than biscuit color.