Collie Vizsla Mix


The Collie Vizsla Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Collie and the Vizsla. Is it more like the Collie or the Vizsla? Note that this could also be a Border Collie Vizsla mix. Those are the questions we will try and answer below. This should be a very fast and sleek breed. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Collie Vizsla Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.

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Here are some pictures of the Collie Vizsla Mix




Collie Vizsla Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Vizsla History:

The Vizsla is much older than most breeds, it dates back as far as the 10th century and originated in modern day Hungary and is considered part of the “pointing” breeds. It is a medium sized pointing breed. They have a very strong protective instinct and work well in a variety of terrains. The ancestors of the present Vizsla were the hunting dogs of the Magyar tribes. These tribes lived in the Carpathian Basin in the 10th century, so this is obviously a very old breed. There are primitive stone etchings in this region that are over a thousand years old showing the Magyar hunter with his falcon and his Vizsla. The golden Vizsla was the preferred companion and hunting dog of the early barons and war lords of that region. The breed has been preserved over the centuries and started showing up in the States after World War 2.

Collie

Both Rough and Smooth collies are descended from a localised variety of herding dog originating in Scotland and Wales. The Scottish variety was a large, strong, aggressive dog, bred to herd highland sheep. The Welsh variety was small and nimble, domesticated and friendly, and also herded goats. When the English saw these dogs at the Birmingham market, they interbred them with their own variety of sheepdogs, producing a mixture of short- and long-haired varieties. After the industrial revolution, dog ownership became fashionable, and these early collies were believed to have been crossed with the Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound) to get a more "noble" head (longer muzzle), which is today one of the true characteristics of the Rough Collie.

When Queen Victoria acquired a Rough Collie, after seeing one at Balmoral Castle, they were transformed into something of a fashion item. Continued breeding for show purposes drastically changed the appearance of the dogs; in the 1960s, it was a much taller dog than it is today. Earlier dogs were also more sturdy in build and reportedly capable of covering up to 100 miles in one day. In the UK the Rough Collie is no longer used for serious herding, having been replaced by the Border Collie, though in the United States and a number of European countries, there has been a resurgence in the use of the Collie as a working and performance dog.

Border Collie History:

The Border Collie was bred to gather and control sheep in the hilly border country between Scotland and England. He is known for his intense stare, or “eye,” with which he controls his flock. He’s a dog with unlimited energy, stamina, and working drive, all of which make him a premier herding dog; he’s still used today to herd sheep on farms and ranches around the world. They were bred to literally run 15-20 miles a day for days on end all while moving sheep. They were also bred to withstand harsh weather. You might want to keep this in mind when you are looking for a companion and if you have the stamina to keep up with them.


Awesome videos of Collie Vizsla Mix puppies


Collie Vizsla Mix Size and Weight

Vizsla

Height: 21-24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 45 - 65 lb.

Lifespan: 10 - 14 years


Collie

Males stand over 22-26 inches

Females stand 21-26 inches plus

Females typically range about 35 to 64  pounds.


Males typically range about 44 to 75 pounds.



Collie Vizsla Mix Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This could obviously make for a very fast dog with a strong herding instinct. It will be extremely high energy! They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”



Collie Vizsla Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Dalmatian mixed with the Collie Vizsla might be prone to: epilepsy; blood clotting disorders (von Willebrand's disease, hemophilia); eye disorders (entropion, cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy); hip dysplasia; hypothyroidism; and cancers

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Collie Vizsla Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This mix might shed a lot more than a Vizsla as the Collie has much longer hair. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

This could be a very high energy dog. Plan on exercising them daily to keep their energy level down.  He might be bouncing off the walls so get ready. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

Though intelligent, it might be stubborn and demanding. It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Collie Vizsla Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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