Houston Dog Boarding
One time in Houston at a dog boarding facility where I worked for a couple of years, this guy brought in a European dog called a Vizslas. I had never heard of the breed before and so decided to do an exhaustive research into the roots and history of this dog that I saw. What I found out was cool and so I included it below. Vizslas are lively, gentle mannered, loyal and highly affectionate. They quickly form close bonds with their owners. They are natural hunters with an excellent ability to take training. Not only are they great pointers, but they are excellent retrievers as well. Like all sporting breeds, Vizslas require a good deal of exercise to remain healthy and happy. A bored Vizsla is a destructive Vizsla who is likely to engage in unwanted behavior, including chewing anything and everything in your home. Thirty minutes to an hour of exercise daily in a large off-area is optimal. Vizslas are excellent swimmers and often swim in pools if one is available. There are two prevailing theories pertaining to the Vizsla's history. The first, and most prevalent theory traces the Vizsla back to very early times in Hungarian history. Ancestors of today's Vizsla were the hunting used by the Magyar tribes living in the Carpathian Basin in the Eighth Century. Primitive stone etchings seem to validate this theory. The other theory holds that the Vizsla is a product of the nineteenth century, having been the product of other pointer breeds. The whole time that I worked at that Houston dog boarding facility I never saw another Vizsla, but I have been searching the internet and have compiled a good amount of pictures of this beautiful dog.