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Enviable Qualities of Well-Mannered Vizslas

March 4, 2015

Many prospective pet parents consider the beautiful Vizsla for its stunning golden-red coat and for its gentle, affectionate demeanor. These sensitive dogs are muscular, fast, and graceful. They are often chosen as hunting dogs because they have energy and endurance. There may be some reasons to hesitate, however. This affectionate breed is often referred to by its nickname, the “Velcro” dog, because it craves physical contact. Thus, they can also get antsy if it does not get the […]

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Talk Your Sporting Dog Breeder About Proper Training

December 22, 2014

Caring for a hunting and sporting dog is much different than taking care of other breeds. A gun dog is bred to work and requires a good deal of exercise to keep them occupied. They need a job to keep them from getting bored. However, this does not have to be hunting. Many sporting dog breeds, such as Retrievers and Vizslas, make excellent therapy and assistance dogs and are great at agility courses. Your sporting […]

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Choose Your Hunting Dog Breeder Very Carefully

November 3, 2014

When you are looking for a hunting breed puppy to turn into a good hunting dog, you need to start by finding a reputable hunting dog breeder. Dog breeders that care about the breed standards will be the best place to find a good hunting dog. A gun dog that is bred for hunting will have different traits than a show dog, even though it is the same breed. If you want a puppy that […]

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The Joys & Benefits of Owning Sporting Dogs

October 21, 2014

When looking to adopt a new puppy, many people find themselves asking the question, “What kind of dog is right for me?” Before making the decision to own a dog, all potential owners should study out different dog breeds by group. Learning the care required and the benefits of owning different kinds of dogs can help an owner and a puppy to find more mutual satisfaction. If you are interested in adopting a sporting dog, […]

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The Various Breeds of Gun Dogs for Sale

September 3, 2014

Gun dogs –or dogs often bred and trained for hunting — can include a variety of breeds. However, the majority of these canines will fall into three basic categories. If you are looking to acquire a pup for this purpose, here are the three kinds of gun dogs for sale that you will likely find. Retrievers This category includes Golden and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, as well as a variety of Labradors. As the name clearly […]

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Traits of Champion Hunting Dogs

August 27, 2014

Hunting dogs must be properly trained. In addition, certain traits bred into some dog breeds will create better hunting companions. Not just any dog is up to the task. The following natural traits in a dog will help produce the best hunting dog, in addition to proper training. Eager to Please First and foremost, a good hunting dog should be eager to please its owner and obedient. A dog that runs off and devours prey […]

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Trained Vizsla Puppies Make PAWfect Workout Companions

August 19, 2014

Sometimes getting up early to squeeze in a workout before work can be a drag and nearly impossible. The warm sheets simply will not let you go. Your hand seems to move toward the snooze button without your permission. And soon you roll out of bed barely in time to get dressed for work. People say that it is better to work out with a buddy so you can hold each other responsible for showing […]

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Best All-Around Gun Dogs: The Vizsla

August 14, 2014

Vizslas are ideal hunting dogs. They also happen to be great family dogs as well. They were originally bred as hunting dogs in Hungary back in the Tenth Century. The original Vizslas ran beside horses carrying Magyar hunters, and unlike other hunting dog breeds, were kept as companion dogs of the Hungarian aristocracy. Hunting is in their bloodline, and Vizslas continue to be the perfect gun dogs for several reasons. The Vizsla is a well-known […]

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The Value of an Ethical Gun Dog Breeder

August 11, 2014

Breeding a gun dog for its hunting ability is different than breeding a dog for show and obedience titles. When you are ready to purchase a gun dog puppy to train for hunting, you need to find a gun dog breeder who shares the same philosophy as you. They should be breeding the qualities that the dog needs for hunting, not showmanship. When you start shopping for your gun dog, consider quality of the breeder […]

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Give Sporting Dogs the Nutrition They Need for Peak Performance

August 5, 2014

Sporting dogs are a breed group of dogs that are typically used for hunting small game or birds. Not all kennel clubs list the same breeds in the sporting group for show, but pointers, retrievers, setters, and spaniels are usually classified in this list. If you are considering getting a sporting dog, you should understand that these dogs are very energetic and require a lot of exercise. Sporting dogs have different nutritional needs than your […]

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