I just wanted to say hello, this is my first post! I was wondering if I may pose a question here, and im sure its going to sound rather basic, but I am very new to the breed:
I've been researching getting a golden retriever for the past several months, and having convinced myself that I was finally ready, I was introduced to the Vizsla while accompanying a friend to a dog park the other week. While ive seen and even met Vizslas very briefly in the past, ive never had a chance to interact much before, and I reaaaaly liked her dog. After talking to the owner for a while, it became apparent that maybe i should investigate this breed a bit before I make my final decision on the golden.
My question is, how is the activity level of these dogs relative to a golden or a labrador (ive grown up with and owned the latter)? Im fully prepared for the activity of sporting dogs, but having interacted with weimaraners in the past, ive found them to be a bit too hyper. Do the Vizslas have the same social drive to interact and be around family as a golden does? Do they tend to be big barkers or destructive if left alone?
I know these are a lot of questions, and i know comparing the vizla to a golden is a bit of an apples to oranges comparison, but any help would be much appreciated!
Thank you all in advance!