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[vizh-lo] /ˈvɪʒ lɒ/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
one of a Hungarian breed of medium-sized, powerful hunting dogs having a short, smooth, rusty-gold coat, a square muzzle, and a docked tail.
Also called Hungarian pointer.
1940-45; < Hungarian; akin to Serbo-Croatian vȉžao, Czech vyžle, vyžel, Polish wyżeł, Russian výzhlets; ultimately source and direction of transmission uncertain Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for vizsla


a breed of Hungarian hunting dog with a smooth rusty-gold coat
Word Origin
C20: named after Vizsla, Hungary
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Encyclopedia Article for vizsla

breed of sporting dog whose ancestors were probably brought to Hungary by the Magyars more than 1,000 years ago. The vizsla can generally work both as a pointer and as a retriever. Developed on the open plains of Hungary, it was bred to be a swift and cautious hunter, wary of alerting its quarry. It is a graceful, pointerlike dog and has a short, smooth, reddish gold or sandy-yellow coat. It stands 21 to 24 inches (53 to 61 cm) and weighs 40 to 60 pounds (18 to 27 kg).

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