14+ Historical Facts About Vizslas You Might Not Know

The history of the breed began back in the 10th century when their ancestors appeared on the territory of Hungary – Pointing Dogs. However, as such, Hungary did not exist then, this territory was part of the Roman province of Pannonia.

The climate on this land was too harsh for a comfortable life. Heavy rains, dampness, winds made it impossible to grow any crop. However, the free territories were quickly settled by the Magyar tribes, who were mainly engaged in hunting and fishing, for which these places were quite suitable. As assistants in the hunt, the tribes bred dogs with a sandy coat. They were perfectly oriented on the terrain, they could chase prey for a long time.

#1 The history of Vizsla began in the 9th-11th centuries, when their ancestors, the pointing dogs, first appeared on the territory of Hungary.

#2 To hunt game, the nomads bred sandy-colored dogs that were well-versed in the terrain and were adapted to the weather conditions of Pannonia.

#3 To improve the working qualities of the animals, they were crossed with cops of eastern origin.

The appearance of the dogs has also changed: thanks to mating with Russian canine sighthounds, their coat has acquired a lighter shade.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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