What's In A Name: Vizsla
The Vizsla originated in Hungary some time in the 14th century, though records of their ancestors go back to the 10 century. They are named, presumably, for the city of Vizsla, Hungary. The Vizsla breed was preserved for centuries by the land-owning aristocracy who guarded them jealously and continued to develop the hunting ability of these "yellow-pointers". The Vizsla was held in high esteem as a hunting and companion breed. The modern Vizsla is a natural hunter endowed with an excellent nose and an outstanding trainability. Although they are lively, gentle mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive, they are also fearless and possessed of a well-developed protective instinct.