VERSATILE VIZSLA, Updated 2015
The Vizsla . . . field dog, show dog, obedience dog, companion par excellence, and more. Marion Coffman shares insights about this versatile breed based on nearly fifty years of experience. Read the intriguing story of how the breed was rescued from Hungary during the Second World War. Learn how to select a correct Vizsla, train and care for her, and develop her abilities to the fullest. Coffman introduces you to the Vizsla’s natural hunting instincts, keen sense of humor, and remarkable intelligence. Most of all, share the author’s love and appreciation for this versatile, unique breed. More than 300 photos, plus charts and illustrations.
VERSATILE VIZSLA BOOK TOTALLY UPDATED IN 2015
- Lots of new photographs
- The lastest information on dog shows and performance events
- Current winning Vizslas, and more
- Health and medical information has been updated
- Illustrated standard, how to select a puppy, selecting pick of the litter
- New chapter on Rally plus coverage of all relevant performance and field events
- Covers reproduction, breeding, whelping, and puppy raising
- How to care for an aging Vizsla, and much, much more.
A comprehensive, wonderful book Vizsla owners everywhere love and recommend.
AUTHOR MARION COFFMAN
Coffman obtained her first Vizsla in 1967, training him for both obedience and the conformation ring. This dog, Glen Cottage Loki Barat, soon gained his championship title and several years later was accepted into the Vizsla Club of America’s Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the breed. He was the sire of thirty-four champions, including the first Triple champion in AKC history and also the first Vizsla to gain seven Best in Shows.
Coffman began breeding Vizslas in 1969, in limited numbers and always with the betterment of the breed foremost in mind. Since then she has bred over ninety champion Vizslas under the Cariad name. Cariad has provided foundation stock for numerous successful Vizsla breeders and exhibitors in the United States and Canada.
Coffman has finished championship titles on over forty dogs, and also put more than twenty-five different obedience titles on her Vizslas She has been active in a number of all-breed and Vizsla clubs, serving as a board member, treasurer, secretary, and breed and obedience instructor. A member of the Vizsla Club of America since 1968, she has served as their historian for the past seven years. She has authored pamphlets on whelping, puppy rearing, showing, canine diseases, and early history of the Vizsla breed.
VERSATILE VIZSLA CONTENTS
1. Meet the Vizsla
2. Early History of the Vizsla
3. The Vizsla Standard
4. Selecting a Vizsla Puppy
5. Your Vizsla's First Year: care and development
6. Your Vizsla's First Year: behavior and training
7. The Young Adult Vizsla
8. Preventative Health Care
9. The Vizsla in Rally
10. The Vizsla in Obedience
11. The Vizsla in the Show Ring
12. The Vizsla in Agility
13. The Vizsla in the Field
14. The Versatile Vizsla
15. Breeding and Reproduction
17. Care of the Newborn Puppy
18. Care of the Vizsla Dam
19. The Growing Vizsla Puppy
20. The Aging Process
About the Author
Sources of Information
VERSATILE VIZSLA REVIEWS
“On the whole, this book should be considered a mandatory part of a Vizsla breeder's library.” — Mary-Lois McGuinness, Dogs in Canada
“A truly magnificent book. … A real treasure for anyone who loves our special Vizslas.” — Jan Simer