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Discussion in 'Gun Dog Forum' started by poland_jack, Dec 29, 2003.
Anybody waterfowl with a Viszla?
No, but Viszlas are known to be good swimmers. Ours always swam very well, but the problem that you have is that their coat is too short and thin to protect them from the elements. A dog with a heavy coat would be much better suited to waterfowling than the Viszla unless you live in a very warm state. Viszlas would probably work out in the Gulf coast states, but that's about it.
I hunt a Vizsla for ducks, dove, snipe and quail. She's a great dog with excellent drive but like the previous reply, not a cold weather/water dog.
Nice Pic! The dog has a face of a Chessie, It looks like my male.
Viszlas are great swimmers (just check out those webbed toes) so I can see Phil using it for waterfowl in Florida, and being really successful with it. It won't work out in the northern tier of states because of that thin coat.
I have had Viszlas, Pointers, and Shorthairs in the past, but if I was going after a pointing breed again, the Viszla would be the only one which I would consider. They are absolute beauties in the field and in the house.