hi is there any books/dvds that will help me with training a vizsla, im hoping to get a pup next year and want to get some knowledge on how to train her for hunting along with my goshawk.. thanks ciaran
"Bird of Jove" by David Bruce, Texas A&M University Press;
"Falcons Return" by John Kaufman & Heinz Meng, William Morrow & Company;
"The Peregrine Falcon" by Carl R. Green & William R. Sanford, Crewswood House, Mankato, Minnesota;
"The Hungarian Vizsla" by Gay Gottlieb, Nimrod Book Services, Hants, England
lol.. i honestly don't know here in ireland it is becoming popular.. i know over in u.s you have to do some tests and get a mentor... oh and your first bird you have to trap it from the wild.. it has to be the best of all countryside sports theres nothing better than going out with your bird and watching a dog work absolutely fantastic!!! i cant wait to get my vizsla and work with my birds.. what books did you use for working your dog?
Found a WHV site that was extolling the virtues of the breed with Hawks and Falcons. (http://www.wirevizslas.com/falconry.htm#falconry) Unfortunately, from snooping around the husband (who from the writing looked to be the hunter) seems to have passed on, but the wife may still be a valuable resource.
hi guys thanks very much for the website will have to get a read at it... hunting with a hawk or falcon and vizsla...... when the dog finds the game be it rabbit,pheasant,partridge,hare, or any other game species the dog stays on point until the quarry is flushed and the hawk is released and takes pursuit after it... if using a falcon the dog holds point and the falcon is released until iy gains height of up 2000ft once this happens the quarry is flushed and the falcon makes a stoop and takes the quarry (not always the case the quarry often gets away)