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Vizsla Price & Cost of Ownership: The Clingy Hunter

If the Vizsla’s pure adoration and high energy level have appealed to you to the point where you want to bring one home, you’re probably curious how much one costs.

The Vizsla price range stretches from $1,000 to $1,800. This may seem expensive, but it’s actually not that bad for the price of a Vizsla, or any dog really.

Wirehaired Vizsla | Dog Temperament

Ultimately, the dog’s lineage and rarity play big parts in the overall cost of the dog.

However, one thing you should acquaint yourself with before you bring home a Vizsla is the dog’s temperament.

For instance, do you want a dog who’s clingy? Can you keep up with his high energy level? Can you fulfill his hunting instincts?

These are all things to consider before you sign on the dotted line for the Vizsla.

The Vizsla, Up Close

Sometimes a breed’s history can tell you a lot about what to expect in the dog you bring home today.

For instance, early aristocrats appreciated the Vizsla’s ancestors as skilled hunters and bred them for it. That’s why today’s Vizsla’s still have such a strong hunting drive.

In fact, the Vizsla breed was in danger of going extinct a few times, but Vizsla breeders worked hard to keep the breed going strong.

This is a good thing for buyers today because if the breed was still rare, it’d be a lot more expensive!

Vizsla Temperament and Personality

Mentioned earlier, it’s a good idea to research all you can about a dog’s breed before you bring him home.

You definitely don’t want to have to surrender a dog simply because he’s not a good fit.

And there are some things you could consider…difficult about the Vizsla breed.

Separation Anxiety

For one thing, he’s incredibly clingy – in fact, his nickname is “Velcro dog.”

While this can be adorable, it can also be incredibly inconvenient when you can’t leave him alone for too long or he’ll give in to his separation anxiety.

Hunter at Heart

And because he’s a hunter at heart, it’s probably a good idea not to have any small animals as pets that he could mistake for prey.

vizsla temperament

So, if you already have small animals as pets, you may want to rethink bringing a Vizsla home at this time.

Permanent Puppy

He’s also one of those “permanent puppy” kind of dogs, meaning he doesn’t fully mature until he’s 3 or 4 years old