A lot of people are completely against designer dog breeds. It is a controversial topic and practice and yet designer dogs are extremely popular.
The Vizsla was once a sporting dog in Hungary that meant to be a retriever and a pointer. But today, it is a gentle, affectionate and docile dog.
That is probably why there are so many Vizsla mixes. Here’s a dozen of them you will absolutely love.
Vizsla Weimaraner Mix (Vizmaraner)
A mix of Vizsla and Weimaraner, the Vizmaraner is an affectionate designer dog that is often referred to as the Velcro dog because of how clingy they can get. They usually weigh around 65 pounds and can be 22-23 inches tall when they stand up.
Like the Vizsla, they have a short coat that is either gray like the Weimaraner or gold rust like the Vizsla coat. So, if you like a dog that sheds lightly, this is a good choice.
It is a beautiful-looking dog that is also intelligent. Vizmaraners are easy to train so you don’t have to keep repeating commands during the sessions.
The only thing to remember is that they are prone to separation anxiety and have high-energy needs. They can also be stubborn which is something to take care of during the training sessions.
This breed of dogs lives for 10-12 years and usually does not suffer with many health problems. But it is a good idea to keep an eye out for progressive retinal atrophy lymphoma, epilepsy and hip dysplasia.
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Vizsla Labrador Retriever Mix (Labralas)
Also called Vizsladors, this is a mix of two sporting dogs – Vizsla and Labrador. Vizslas are from Hungary and Labradors are from Canada but both of them weer developed as retriever dogs.
The males weigh about 80 pounds and the females are anywhere from 50 to 70 pounds. When they stand up, they can be about 25 inches tall.
These designer dogs have a yellow, chocolate or black coat from the Labrador or inherit the rust color from the Vizsla.
This is an excellent designer dog for athletes, hunting enthusiasts and those who love gaming dogs. But when you’re in the field, it works a little differently.
If you want a retriever dog, this is a great choice. But if you want a pointer, a pure Vizsla is a better choice because here’s the thing with mixed breeds.
Sometimes, the qualities they inherit from their parents are not 100 percent accurate. So, a Vizsla-Labrador mix might not be too inclined towards pointing.
Vizsla German Wirehaired Pointer Mix (German Wirehaired Pointing Vizsla)
This is a loyal and strong dog that is a cross between the Vizsla and a German Wirehaired pointer. It is an intelligent dog that is a mix of two hunting dogs.
The males weigh 55 to 65 pounds and the females are 45 to 55 pounds. When it comes to height, the males are 23 to 25 inches tall and the females are 21 to 24 inches tall.
This is a medium-sized dog that is perfect for a family that can handle a high-energy pet. The mix is not very well suited to an urban lifestyle because they need a lot of exercise.
These dogs also need a lot of encouragement and love to moan and grunt funnily.
You must know that they can be prone to hip or elbow dysplasia and inflammatory bowel disease. Also, keep an eye out for progressive retinal atrophy and ear infections.
On the bright side, these are obedient and intelligent dogs that are quick to learn and stay alert. The mix is also a people pleaser and a good watchdog.
Vizsla American Staffordshire Terrier Mix (Vizsla Staff)
A cross between the Vizsla and the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Vizsla Staff is an athletic designer dog with a lot of energy and a light-hearted dispensation. These are very loyal pups and make for good lap dogs even though they are a bit on the heavier side.
The males are likely to weigh 50-55 pounds and grow 21 to 23 inches tall. The females weigh 45 to 50 pounds and grow 20 to 22 inches tall.
They have short coats and don’t really shed all that much. You also don’t need to worry about maintenance and they are usually healthy dogs.
However, they are at risk for heart conditions, epilepsy and progressive retinal atrophy. They are also at low risk for elbow and hip dysplasia and patellar luxation.
These are intelligent designer dogs and love human beings. So, if you are an active family, this might just be the pet for you.
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Vizsla Dachshund Mix
This is a popular mix between a Dachshund and a Vizsla. This is an affectionate designer dog that loves to sit on your lap.
If you want a cuddly and playful dog, get a Frisbee and pick up this crossbreed. Since it is a descendant of hunter dogs, this mix has some of those skills.
If you have other pets in the house, you might want to keep an eye on them until the training and socialization phase is complete. It is not tough to keep them clean because they have short hair.
Keep them physically active and they will be a great family pet.
Vizsla Transylvanian Hound Mix (Transylvizsla)
This is a funny-looking dog with a red nose and a chocolate coat or a black nose and a black coat. It is a mix of the Transylvanian Hound and the Vizsla and since they are both hunting dogs, this is once again a cross with good game.
The Transylvizsla is an athletic dog and ranges from medium to large size. They might look like Rottweilers because of the colors but are smaller in build.
The males weigh about 65 to 75 pounds and are 21 to 24 inches tall when they stand. The females are 60 to 65 pounds heavy and grow 18 to 21 inches tall.
Apart from chocolate and black, the coat color can also be fawn, brown or blue. And since it is a short coat, maintenance is not an issue.
Brush it a couple of times a week and they will stay tidy.
Vizsla German Shepherd Mix
This is a large muscular dog as it is a cross between a Vizsla and a German Shepherd. It has a strong skeletal structure and a wide chest.
This mix has long limbs, a lowered pelvis and a straight tail. Its stand is easily recognizable and has a saber form.
Because of the mix, there are no folds on the skin and it looks like tight leather. Its head is a bit wedged and it has large ears with pointed tips.
This designer dog has a short and dense coat in black or grey with an undercoat, unless it takes after the German Shepherd parent in which case maintenance can be tedious. You might even find some with a mix of black and tan.
This is a dog to fall in love with because of its ability to be an excellent companion. It is a hard-working dog and also quite sociable.
Intelligent, quick learner, loyal and protective, it has some of the best traits you want in a pet.
Vizsla Boxer Mix
This is a mix between dogs with similar builds. So, the offspring is likely to range from 45 to 70 pounds in weight and 21 to 25 inches in height.
It has a short coat following both the hunter parents and does not shed heavily. So, maintenance is not going to be a problem.
The mix also has great hunting instincts and is a worker dog. The Vizsla Boxer is an affectionate dog and can coexist well with other pets and children if it is trained early and well.
You can also count on this designer breed if you like physical activity and a lot of love.
Vizsla Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
If you are looking for a mix of two powerful and pointer dogs, this is it. The mix is a large dog that is affectionate, intelligent with an independent spirit.
The Rhodesian Rodgeback is a fast dog and the Vizsla is a pointer. Put them together and you get a beautiful dog with excellent hunting instincts.
Since both the parents have short coats, the offspring is the same way. That means grooming is not going to be much of an issue.
But this cross does like plenty of physical activity. And if you manage to train them early and well, you will have a healthy, happy and sociable pet.
Depending on the parents, this could be a sleek and large dog and the hybrid is likely to have a brindle coat or its variations. And if you have a noisy house, they are capable of existing with some amount of independence.
Vizsla Golden Retriever Mix (Golden Vizsla)
This is an unusual mix of a Vizsla with a Golden Retriever and the result is a medium-sized dog with golden hair. You might even confuse it with a purebred Golden Retriever with medium length hair.
The offspring, that sometimes looks like a small Labrador like its Vizsla parent, has moderate grooming requirements and the coat needs weekly brushing. This is a great hunting partner as the parents are good with waterfowl hunting.
If duck hunting is your thing, take this almost 60-pound mix along. They have a lot of energy and need exercise.
But if you live in an apartment, you can make it work unlike some other mixes. Just make sure you get them trained well because this cross can be a bit stubborn.
When they are well trained, Golden Vizslas make for excellent pets for families and get along with most other breeds.
Vizsla Beagle Mix
This is a rather popular mix and is quite coveted by those who want designer dogs. And it has interesting parents too.
The Beagle has been around since Ancient Greece and was often called a pocket dog. It had an important role on hunting trips with Edward II and Henry VII.
The other parent Vizsla is also a hunting dog so it is only expected that the offspring has those instincts and skills. But even otherwise, the cross is an intelligent pet with a sweet personality.
It is also an active dog that likes a lot of physical activity. So, get a Frisbee and get ready to run around and be charmed by this lovely cross.
With a high-energy Vizsla parent, the offspring is likely to be the same. It is a working dog and likes to please the parent.
But it is also a very sweet dog that is highly intelligent and can get along with other pets when trained to be sociable.
Vizsla Poodle Mix (Vizslapoo)
And finally, we have a Vizsla mixed with a poodle. This is not a very common mix but the offspring is still an independent and intelligent dog.
The poodle is mixed with a Hungarian hunting Vizsla to produce a puppy that can grow to weigh 40 to 60 pounds. It is an energetic dog which needs space to exercise.
Be aware that this cross can be anxious and is meant to experienced dogparents that need a hunting partner. They live for 10-14 years and don’t really have that many health issues.
If the parent is a Toy Poodle, the offspring will be small or medium in size. If it is a standard Poodle, they will be medium or large in size.
You can expect a smooth of dense coat depending on the chosen parent. Either way, the shedding is going to be minimal so grooming isn’t going to be a problem.
The offspring of two obedient, loving and intelligent parents, it is likely to be all those things.
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Designer dog breeding is a controversial subject and practice. While there is a way to acquire these animals through a shelter, people often approach a breeder. This has been a contentious topic of discussion for a long time.
But if you do find any of the above-mentioned hybrids in a shelter, don’t hesitate to give them a home.