The striking and energetic Vizsla descends from dogs used as companions and hunters by the Magyar hordes that settled in what is known today as Hungary. There are etchings of Vizsla type dogs that date back over a 1000 years. This Sporting Group member is a double duty dog, naturally suited to both pointing and retrieving. Vizslas are popular in both the field and show ring due to their agreeable nature and high trainability. They are showy, well behaved, and loveable family pets as long as their exercise and training needs are met. These needs can certainly occur with the scope of many fun family activities. Their short, rust colored coat needs little more than occasional brushing to remove shed hair.