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AKC Vizsla Puppies
Vizslas are originally from Hungary. Bred to follow the Magyar hunters on horse back, they have an amazing stamina and require a great amount of exercise and play. “A tired Vizsla is a happy Vizsla.” Vizslas are one of the oldest known dog breeds, dating back at least to the 10th century. They make wonderful, loyal companions for active families and lifestyles.
The only thing that Vizsla puppies love more than running and playing, is having a lap to curl up on to take a nap. Vizsla puppies do require a consistent training program, however, their intelligence makes training both a joy and sometimes a frustration. They do tend to test their owners, to see if the rules really do apply to them, all of the time. But once the rules, boundaries and expectation are understood by a Vizsla puppy, you will have one of the most amazing animals as a friend and companion.
Committed to Producing Quality, Healthy AKC Vizsla Puppies
Our own joy with this magnificent dog breed began with Stanley back in early 2006. We never thought another breed would steel our hearts like the Golden Retrievers but our strong, smart, and wonderful stud opened us up to the Vizslas as a truly great family companion.
Vizsla puppies love the beach, hiking, and playing. Mainly bred to be avid pointers, flushers and retrievers they have adapted to family life easily. Our goals for this beautiful breed is to produce healthy, loving temperaments, calmer dispositions, and of course, bringing back those strong Hungarian rooted-features.
Looking at our Vizsla puppies now, we can see we are succeeding in helping this dog breed gain popularity, as well as helping to keep our Vizsla families informed of their strong, loyal bonds, and their great need for mental and physical stimulus.
Vizslas aren’t the fastest dog breed around, but they are quick on their feet and can play and run all day – if you let them! Our Stanley would spend all day in the ocean, chasing tennis balls and body surfing. Our Vizsla pups are worthy of recognition for their loving tendencies towards children, strong social behaviors, and easy maintenance.
A Truly Athletic Dog
Vizsla puppies require an owner who loves to exercise and be outdoors. A Vizsla adores a great adventure and calls for walking on a daily basis. These dogs need to be active in order to live happy and healthy lives.
Golden Meadows Retrievers offers Vizsla puppies for sale that are in a number of training stages. We must admit that this breed can be difficult to handle if you’ve never owned a Vizsla, but that fact should not push you away from these loving companions.
We’re proud to offer both new arrivals and fully trained Vizslas for sale across southern California.
Reasons a Vizsla Might Be the Right Dog Breed for You
The Vizsla is an amazing dog with a history that extends back several centuries. In fact, it’s one of the oldest known breeds in the world! References from documents believed to be from the 10th Century show that ancient Hungarians used Vizslas to help them hunt small game.
Today, people keep Vizslas for a long list of reasons – some of which may surprise you, especially if you don’t know much about the breed. Come on an adventure and get to know whether a Vizsla might be right for your home in this post.
You’re All About Outdoor Activities
Maybe you love to run, swim, hike, sail, or hunt. Whatever you enjoy when you spend time in the great outdoors, your Vizsla will be more than happy to be your partner in fun. These dogs have endurance and plenty of spunk – but they’re also fiercely loyal and easily trained, too (more on those in a few minutes). That makes them perfect for adventures into Earth’s wild and wonderful landscapes.
The Vizsla is by definition a high-activity breed (meaning they need a lot of exercise). Every time you head outside for adventure, you’re getting a bit of quality time together and keeping the both of you healthy, too. What’s not to love?
You Love Really Smart Dogs
Need a guide dog? Want your dog to be able to fetch your slippers (or maybe just come when you call)? The Vizsla is one of your best options. Considered one of the smartest dogs in the world, this breed is intuitive, responsive, and lightning-fast to learn everything from their own name to how you want them to behave in certain situations.
Bonus points? They’re also aces at canine puzzles and other “brain games” that force them to find solutions and learn on the fly. And if you decide to go into agility sports or showing, they’re great at that, too. All it takes is a little bit of training to make their abilities shine.
You Want a Best Friend Forever
It’s a shame that more people don’t see the Vizsla as a true family pet. Far too many people assume they’re really just suitable as working dogs, when really, they’re one of the friendliest and most loving breeds around.
Surprisingly, the Vizsla’s strong companionship skills actually come from the fact that it was originally bred to aid hunters. Over time, ancient Hungarians taught their Vizslas to stay close by their side as they roamed forests and fields in an effort to ensure they were at the ready whenever the moment struck. They achieved this by being kind and bonding with their dogs on and off the field.
Today, Vizslas love nothing more than to pal around with their best human companions. Whether they’re taking an extended nap on a Saturday morning or hitting up the local beach for a swim, they want to be with YOU always.
Vizslas Are Easy to Groom
Vizslas have short, stiff fur that feels silky-smooth to the touch. It lays flat and tight against their skin naturally, meaning it’s far less likely to develop mats or tangles (almost unheard of, actually). With proper diet, plenty of water, and just a light hand, your Vizsla’s coat will stay in beautiful condition – no strenuous brushing or expensive grooming sessions needed (most of the time, anyway).
Grooming a Vizsla is quick, easy, and incredibly simple. Just use a rubber mitt or curry brush to gently rub and brush the fur once or twice a week. Your main goal is to distribute natural oils produced by the skin. Add in occasional tooth-brushing, a weekly ear cleaning, and you’re essentially done.
As for baths? Vizslas also love water, so they should be easy, too – but the breed doesn’t often need a full soak, anyway. Most owners can get away with spot bathing when their Vizslas come home after an adventure with a really muddy puddle or two.
You Have Other (Dog-Friendly) Dogs
Already have dogs? If you’re considering adding a new face to the pack, a Vizsla is an excellent choice for a few different reasons. First of all, they adore canine best buds, too, and will “fall in line” fairly easily as long as you give them the right support and guidance along the way. They’re superstars at socialization – so much so that they literally require socialization with other dogs now and again to truly be happy.
Don’t have dogs? That’s okay. Your Vizsla will be more than happy to spend time with other dog-friendly pups at your neighbor’s house, your partner’s place, down the street at the local doggy daycare, or even at the dog park. Every excursion (even if it’s just a walk around the block) is a chance for them to make brand-new friends.
Most medium-to-large dogs aren’t known for their long lifespans; not so for the Vizsla. In fact, the oldest known recorded dog under this breed lived to be a remarkable 21 years old! When cared for properly, a Vizsla will stay with you for years and years, bonding a little more with you every single day.
Admittedly, 21 years is probably on the long end of the spectrum. But you can (and should) expect your Vizsla to live anywhere between 12 and 15 years. They don’t even age out of puppyhood until they’re almost two (sometimes three, depending on their personality), meaning you have loads of time to have fun together.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you can safely skip out on the vet and regular maintenance care. Proper diet, sleep, hydration, and regular vet visits also make a big difference in how long your dog lives, as does the quality of his breeding line. Healthy parents (and ethical breeding protocols) create healthy, long-lived pups.
New Vizsla Puppy Arrivals
Vizsla puppies are a wonderful bundle of energy, and Golden Meadows Retrievers puts in the time to begin training this very intelligent breed. New Vizsla arrivals start the puppy training process with our team but require further attention.
Our Vizsla puppies begin the potty training process, but they should be monitored indoors. Golden Meadows Retrievers works to start the crate training process as well, and our new arrivals start walking on a leash for obedience. New Vizsla puppies need persistence in the following areas:
- Displaying potty training
- Toy fetching
- Showing etiquette on a leash
- Following hand and verbal commands
- Staying and sitting on command
We anticipate the arrival of Vizsla puppies, so be sure to join our waiting list if there are no current listings. Depending on training level and obedience, new Vizsla arrivals start at $2,500.
Trained Vizslas and California Breeders
Our trained Vizsla dogs are crate trained and sleep through the night without any accidents. These lovable companions are well-socialized and showcase the following attributes:
- The ability to walk on a leash
- Crate training
- Potty training
- Comprehension of hand and verbal signals
- Learned fetching
Training a Vizsla is no simple task, but Golden Meadows Retrievers has a special love for this breed. Our Vizsla hunting puppies for sale enter the training process from day one, and some of our pups achieve AKC Canine Good Citizenship prior to purchase.
Dog breeders typically specialize in one or two breeds of dogs, making them reliable specialists. Successful operators should have plenty of clients with good experiences that they can share about their new pet, as well as their experience with the purchase and adoption process.
Tips for Choosing a Reputable AKC Vizsla Puppy Breeder
Once you have decided to buy a purebred puppy, you need to make sure that you have a good breeder. This ensures that when you bring your puppy home, he will have had a good start and has been socialized to be around people. A reputable puppy breeder cares about the breed and works hard to breed good characteristics and not allow in-breeding which can lead to birth defects in future generations of puppies. If you want a great dog for your family, you cannot go wrong with a purebred Vizsla, from an AKC Vizsla puppy breeder.
The Vizsla is a hunting dog with a lot of energy. If you are an active family, a Vizsla will fit right in. They do not get very big; the breed standard is under 25 inches at the shoulder blade. The do not usually weigh much more than 50 pounds, but the male can get up to 66 pounds. Vizslas are the smallest of the pointer-retriever breeds. They do need a lot of interaction. You cannot leave them alone all day while you are at work. They are people dogs.
Ask About Their Heritage
Your AKC Vizsla puppy breeder will be able to tell you about the heritage of your puppy. You should learn about the parentage of your puppy. Vizslas are caring and affectionate dogs, with an excellent ability to be trained. They make great family dogs, but they do require a lot of exercise.
Check References & Ask Veterinarians
When you are looking for a puppy breeder, make sure to check references from veterinarians and others who have purchased their puppies. Remember that the AKC Vizsla puppy breeder has invested not only time into breeding this little bundle of joy, but they have invested their heart into it. They have cared for this puppy since birth, and a good breeder has brought their Vizsla puppies into their home and watched them grow. They want you to know the responsibility of owning a Vizsla so that you will care it properly throughout its life.
Vizsla Puppies for Sale in California
If you’re interested in owning a Vizsla puppy, be sure to view our online profiles for each pup. We display personality information and photos of each dog. Golden Meadows Retrievers is a reputable vizsla dog breeder located in Southern California that wants to help you find your perfect companion. We serve San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. If you’re interested, fill out our Puppy Information Request Form for more information on our Vizsla puppies for sale.