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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
 

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I have no idea how to train a Vizsla to hunt with a Hawk, but man that would just be really cool to watch.
Maybe some history on Pharoah's Hounds and Ibizen's would be be helpful? ???
 

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Don't know much about falconry or hawking, but from the bibliography of "HERE'S TO THEM THAT SHOOT AND MISS" (http://www.vizsladogs.com/ARTICLES/falcon1.htm)

"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
 

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this is very interesting ... using a dog to hunt with birds (for birds I assume).

I guess the dog plays the same role in the hunt - uses his nose to find game and point, flush and retrieve. Does the falcon / hawk replace the gun?

how does this work?

very cool
 

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ciaran - that is the coolest thing!

i just got into the hunting upland game this fall with my V ... I've been working on my wife to get another V ... but I may have to re-think my strategy ... I want a bird!

maybe for the sake of my marriage I'll stick to begging for the additional V - but hunting with a bird is very interesting. Is it common in North America?

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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?
 

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Sorry to be so stupid. But V and hawk hunting in tandem?? That's pretty dang cool. What is the typical game one would hunt with such a pair? I've never heard of this.
 

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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)
 
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