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Vizsla History history

The origin of the Vizsla can be traced back to very early times in Hungarian history. Ancestors of today's Vizsla were the hunting dogs used by the Magyar tribes living in the Carpathian Basin in the Eighth Century.

The first written reference to Vizsla dog breed has been recorded in "Illustrated Vienna Chronicle" prepared on order of King Lajos the Great (Louis the Great) by the Carmelite Friars in 1357 (Boggs, 2000:17).

Vizslas faced and survived several extinction in their history - from being overrun by English Pointers and German Shorthair Pointers in 1800s (Boggs, 2000:19) to near extinction after the WWII (Boggs, 2000:21).

The Vizsla was used in development of other breeds most notably Weimaraner and German Shorthair Pointer breed (Boggs, 2000:18). There is much conjencture about those same breeds along with other pointer breeds being used to reestablish the Vizsla breed at the end of 19th century. (Boggs, 2000:19). In either case the striking resemblence between the three breeds is indesputable.

Vizsla in US
Frank J. Tallman and Emmett A. Scanlan imported Vizsla Sari as the first Vizsla in the United States of America. Sari and her two pups (Tito and Shasta) were delivered by a TWA cargo plane to Kansas City via New York from Rome on October 7, 1950.

Sari was later bred with Vizsla Rex. The male Vizsla Rex del Gelsimino, born 8/1/49, was purchased for $75 in food, clothing, medicine, and other supplies thanks to an Belgrade's US Embasy employee M.M. Yevdjovich who provided the direct connection to the owner in Stapar, Serbia to Tallman's representative Harry R. Stritman. Rex understood German and Hungarian commands and the claim has been made of history dating back to 1730 altough never verified through a Serbian dog book in Yugoslavia. Rex was delivered by a TWA cargo plane to Kansas City via New York via Brussels from Belgrade on June 12, 1951.

There is a bit of controversy about Rex's official breeder. "The Yugoslavia Kennel Club offered to give temporary registration to Vizslas at a local dog show so as to register future blood lines since many of the dogs in Yugoslavia and behind the Iron Curtain were pure bred, but without registration papers. This causes me to wonder about the true breeder of Rex listed as Enrico Galeazzia, Rome, Italy."

The American Kennel Club recognized Vizsla as the 115th breed on November 25, 1960.

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