GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER VS VIZSLA
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German Shorthaired Pointer Vs Vizsla Appearance: The GSP is a model hunting dog. With their large, floppy hound-like ears. They have a dark friendly gaze and used to have their trails traditionally docked. However, the practice is now banned in many parts of the world. They are an elegant athletic breed with short, coarse hair making up their coat, which can come in many colors and patterns. The hallmark is a dark roaned body with a solid face. The GSP can grow up to 25 inches tall and weigh up to 80 pounds. The Vizsla shares some similarities in appearance with the GSP. The Vizsla is also lean and graceful in its structure. With long silky ears and a dark gentle gaze. They have short, stiff coats that come in a reddish rust color. The Vizsla can grow up to 24 inches tall and weigh up to 60 pounds, making it a little smaller compared to the GSP. German Shorthaired Pointer Vs Vizsla Exercise Requirements And Grooming Requirements: What about differences in exercise requirements? The GSP will be the more demanding of these two breeds. They are highly energetic dogs that need a strenuous activity to really drain all of their energy. In comparison, the Vizsla is also an active breed though they are a little less intense. They will need 30 minutes of planned exercise daily and as much mental stimulation as you can give them. For grooming requirements, both of these breeds are easy. They need to be brushed occasionally if there is no dirtiness to consider from there active natures. A firm bristle brush or rubber curry comb will also be your go-to tools, and as there isn't a lot of hair to work through like breeds with longer hair or dense undercoats, it can be done in relatively short order. German Shorthaired Pointer Vs Vizsla Temperament and social needs: As we go forward with the rest of the video, it will be with the assumption that the dog has been given proper socialization and training from a young age. It will also be assumed that the dog is of correct temperament and disposition for its breed. The GSP and Vizsla are alike in temperament in a lot of ways. They are both active, happy, people pleasers. They adore their humans and don't do well on their own for long periods and frequently suffer from separation anxiety if left on their own for too long. They need to be included in their family's life to really thrive. The main difference is that the Vizsla is known to be a more sensitive dog breed. They thrive on positive experiences and depend on large amounts of socialization to establish a comfort level within themselves. The GSP can be just the tiniest bit more stubborn and independent. When it comes to homes with children, both of these breeds would be a lovely choice. They are playful, affectionate, and can be gentle with children. Though the same can not be said for small animals and other breeds with less hunting instincts might be a better choice. Though, with very careful and consistent socialization and a lot of finesse, they can have a chance to exist with small animals as long as you are still mindful to keep an eye on them. They also do well with other dogs, making either an ideal choice to live with other canines already in the home. German Shorthaired Pointer Vs VizslaTrainability: Both of these breeds live to please, and we are going to need to get into really granular details to really set them apart as they are so similar. They both learn quickly and easily. But the GSP might take just a little more persuasion. They are a smart breed and, again, can be a little more independent than the Vizsla. So, you might have to work a little harder to engage them. The GSP is a better candidate for an equally balanced approach in training. The Vizsla needs a training regime that more heavily leans on positive reinforcement given their sensitive natures.