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Old Sep 19, 2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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The wife and myself were at a lake with the dogs this weekend and she took a few really nice pics of one of our Vizslas.

The Vizsla is a very old breed of fur and feather hunter from Hungary. They have only been in the US since the end of WWII. This is our second Vizsla (Wiley). He is 6 and a bird hunting fool. We also have an 11 year old (Taz) but none of his images turned out as well. They are about 50 pounds and very family oriented. When the revolution happened in Hungary, the breed was nearly killed off because they were seen as a symbol of the royalty. The dogs lived better than many of the common people. They slept inside with their owners and were treated as a member of the family. Luckily some were smuggled out of the country.

Just thought I would share. Hope this isn't Vizsla overload.:-)

The following were shot with the K10D and kit 18-50 at F8-1/1500-400(wish it had been 100)









Here is one from 2005 with Wiley (far) pointing a pheasant and Taz (near) backing. This was with a Canon S40.




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Old Sep 19, 2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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nice shots, i've never heard of the breed tho.
we do boston terrier rescue and have had at least 250 of these cool guys go thru our house. currently we are burnt out and only have 2 fosters along with our 3.

http://www.texasbostons.com/rescuestories.html

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Wonderful pictures. I had heard of the breed, but didn't know anything about it. Thanks for the interesting post about their history - your fellows look like wonderful dogs and great hunting partners. Like the second one best.
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Thanks for looking. I am kinda happy they are not well known. I have never seen a puppy mill with Vizslas.
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Old Sep 20, 2007, 12:03 AM   #5
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Wonderful pictures. I had heard of the breed, but didn't know anything about it. Thanks for the interesting post about their history - your fellows look like wonderful dogs and great hunting partners. Like the second one best.
They are pretty popular in Calif so I am not suprised you had heard of them. I do like the expression in the second one. Thanks.
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