ROXSTAR HUNGARIAN VIZSLA BREEDERS

RÖVIDSZORU MAGYAR VIZSLA

South Africa's top Vizsla Breeders.

If you're looking for a Vizsla puppy to join your family, we can help

View more on our litters or get in touch with us for more information

About Us & Our Hungarian Vizslas


We live on a 3 hectare smallholding in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg. We fell in love with Vizslas a few years ago when we bought our female, Nala, as a companion for our two young children. We have been so impressed with this breed, generally uncommon in South Africa, and subsequently decided to pursue a small breeding operation, so as to make this breed more commonly available to South Africans.

We found the gene pool in South Africa to be limited, so have imported a few dogs from Europe over the years, selecting them from highly reputable breeders. Whilst we do not engage in showing of dogs, (we are also competitive horse riders, hence time is limited!), the dogs we have imported come from lines that have impressive show results, including World Champions.

Please feel free to contact us (best via WhatsApp), should you want to come visit us and see the dogs.

 

UPCOMING LITTERS

Gallery

 

 

D1

Vizslas are depicted on etchings that date back to the 10th century. They originate from Hungary, bred by the Magyars, who used them as hunting dogs. They are thought to have descended from several types of pointers along with the Transylvanian hound, and the Turkish yellow dog (now extinct). “Vizsla” means “pointer” in the Hungarian language. The dogs worked as hunters, their superb noses and endless energy guided them to excel at catching upland game such as waterfowl and rabbit. The breed almost became extinct after World War II. After the war when the Russians took control of Hungary it was feared that the breed would disappear from existence. In an attempt to save the breed, native Hungarians smuggled some of the dogs to America and Austria.

Vizslas are depicted on etchings that date back to the 10th century. They originate from Hungary, bred by the Magyars, who used them as hunting dogs. They are thought to have descended from several types of pointers along with the Transylvanian hound, and the Turkish yellow dog (now extinct). “Vizsla” means “pointer” in the Hungarian language. The dogs worked as hunters, their superb noses and endless energy guided them to excel at catching upland game such as waterfowl and rabbit. The breed almost became extinct after World War II. After the war when the Russians took control of Hungary it was feared that the breed would disappear from existence. In an attempt to save the breed, native Hungarians smuggled some of the dogs to America and Austria.

D2

The Vizsla is expressive, gentle, and loving. Keen and trainable to a high degree, they need mental stimulation daily. They need a patient, calm, firm hand. They are reliable with children, loving to play for hours. Without extensive daily exercise they may be too energetic and excitable for very young toddlers, but are excellent for energetic kids. They are able to adapt quickly to family life, and are generally good with other dogs. They are very athletic, and need generous amounts of exercise. Apartment life is not recommended for Vizsla’s. They make great bike or horse riding companions. This breed is highly trainable and very willing to please. Vizsla’s have many talents such as: tracking, retrieving, pointing, watchdog and competitive obedience. The Vizsla is a hunting dog and may be good with cats they are raised with, but should not be trusted with animals such as hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs etc… Be sure to always be your dog’s pack leader to avoid any negative behaviors such as guarding furniture, food, toys, and so on.

The Vizsla is expressive, gentle, and loving. Keen and trainable to a high degree, they need mental stimulation daily. They need a patient, calm, firm hand. They are reliable with children, loving to play for hours. Without extensive daily exercise they may be too energetic and excitable for very young toddlers, but are excellent for energetic kids. They are able to adapt quickly to family life, and are generally good with other dogs. They are very athletic, and need generous amounts of exercise. Apartment life is not recommended for Vizsla’s. They make great bike or horse riding companions. This breed is highly trainable and very willing to please. Vizsla’s have many talents such as: tracking, retrieving, pointing, watchdog and competitive obedience. The Vizsla is a hunting dog and may be good with cats they are raised with, but should not be trusted with animals such as hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs etc… Be sure to always be your dog’s pack leader to avoid any negative behaviors such as guarding furniture, food, toys, and so on.

H3

Smooth-coated Vizslas are perhaps unique among the pointing breeds in having small appendages, tags or 'horns' along the upper front edge of their ear flaps. In Hungarian these horns are called 'szarv' (plural 'szarvas'). In their early days in North America, Vizslas from the Futaki line bred by Count and Countess Bela Hadik were thought to exhibit these ear decorations more frequently and in a more noticeable size than Vizslas from other lines (this may or may not be true) – and so in North America they were labelled 'Futaki horns' because of this. Horns can occur on one ear or both; in singles or multiples (I once saw a Vizsla with four horns on one ear); and in varying size from an almost un-noticeable bump to a fold of skin an inch in length. Horns are generally covered in hair like the rest of the ear. They have no ill effects on a dog although at one time it was rumoured that dogs with horns had superior hunting ability to those without, a belief which has gone by the wayside today. The origin of ear 'horns' is part of the origin of the Vizsla itself. Unlike other pointing breeds, the Vizsla was influenced by one of the early greyhound breeds - the Hungarian greyhound or Agar. In the nineteenth century breeders used the Agar to increase both the speed and drive of the Vizsla and its ability to hunt 'fur' as well as 'feather'. There were three major unintended effects of the infusion of Agar blood into the development of the Vizsla. First the yellow-dun or rusty dun colour of the Agar reinforced the 'sarga' or solid golden rust colour of the Vizsla. Secondly, the Agar gave the Vizsla a topline and rear suspension/angulation unique among the European pointing breeds. The 'sprung' topline and less angulated rear of the Vizsla results from this infusion of Hungarian greyhound blood - the Vizsla uses its back and hind legs for propulsion in a similar manner to the greyhound thanks to the Agar. Third and last, the Agar passed on the distinctive 'szarvas' or horns which were common in that breed.

Smooth-coated Vizslas are perhaps unique among the pointing breeds in having small appendages, tags or 'horns' along the upper front edge of their ear flaps. In Hungarian these horns are called 'szarv' (plural 'szarvas'). In their early days in North America, Vizslas from the Futaki line bred by Count and Countess Bela Hadik were thought to exhibit these ear decorations more frequently and in a more noticeable size than Vizslas from other lines (this may or may not be true) – and so in North America they were labelled 'Futaki horns' because of this. Horns can occur on one ear or both; in singles or multiples (I once saw a Vizsla with four horns on one ear); and in varying size from an almost un-noticeable bump to a fold of skin an inch in length. Horns are generally covered in hair like the rest of the ear. They have no ill effects on a dog although at one time it was rumoured that dogs with horns had superior hunting ability to those without, a belief which has gone by the wayside today. The origin of ear 'horns' is part of the origin of the Vizsla itself. Unlike other pointing breeds, the Vizsla was influenced by one of the early greyhound breeds - the Hungarian greyhound or Agar. In the nineteenth century breeders used the Agar to increase both the speed and drive of the Vizsla and its ability to hunt 'fur' as well as 'feather'. There were three major unintended effects of the infusion of Agar blood into the development of the Vizsla. First the yellow-dun or rusty dun colour of the Agar reinforced the 'sarga' or solid golden rust colour of the Vizsla. Secondly, the Agar gave the Vizsla a topline and rear suspension/angulation unique among the European pointing breeds. The 'sprung' topline and less angulated rear of the Vizsla results from this infusion of Hungarian greyhound blood - the Vizsla uses its back and hind legs for propulsion in a similar manner to the greyhound thanks to the Agar. Third and last, the Agar passed on the distinctive 'szarvas' or horns which were common in that breed.

 

Looking for more information on the Hungarian Vizsla?

Owning a Hungarian Vizsla should be top on the priority list for all future dog owners! We have provided you with some documentation to assist you in learning more about the Hungarian Vizsla breed.

View the International VizslaDatabase

Click to view the International Vizsla Database

New to owning a HungarianVizsla?

Click to download an information booklet

Join our mailing list

Join our mailing list for updates on our new litters
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Contact Info

Contact us directly for any requests or queries.

 Tania Davey-Smith

 084 435 3502
 084 435 3502
 taniadaveysmith@gmail.com

 406 Partridge Road
Bridle Park
Midrand, 1684

 Coordinates | -25.94 34 20 / 28.03 87 58

 "Follow us on Facebook"

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this