About this group
Friendly and super energetic, these pups need intensive daily physical and mental exercise, and so are not for the faint hearted.
Those fit enough to keep up with the Hungarian Vizsla, get a true companion for life. These dogs love their humans, get on fantastically with children and other dogs and are always eager to please. They are highly trainable and fiercely loyal towards their ‘pack’, yet are also friendly to most strangers. However, if they are not exercised sufficiently and given enough attention and mental stimulation, they can become destructive and stubborn, especially as they love to chew.
As the name suggests, these dogs originate from Hungary, and date back as early as the 10th century, when the Magyar tribes bred them as hunting dogs. In the following centuries, they became regular companions to royalty and members of the aristocracy. They came close to extinction when Russia took over Hungary after World War 2, but were saved when Hungarian citizens managed to smuggle a few pups to America and Austria to breed. These days, over 1,000 Hungarian Vizsla pups are registered each year in the UK and the breed does well in competitions. There are two approved Vizsla associations in the UK - the Hungarian Vizsla Society and the Hungarian Vizsla Club.
Why buy pet insurance for your Vizsla?
Health wise, these are robust dogs, but some irresponsible breeding has led to various hereditary conditions being prominent in the breed. These include epilepsy, cancer, lymphosarcoma and hip dysplasia. They are also prone to food and skin allergies. They are unsuitable to be kept outdoors, as they have no undercoat and therefore might get ill.
Why join the Hungarian Vizsla Insurance group?
By joining this group, you club together with other Vizsla owners to get the best deal on pet insurance for your royal companion.