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About the Author

Gay Gottlieb was born in Gloucestershire and spent her formative years in the country. She went to school in England and Switzerland and lived in Paris for some years. She welcomed her first Vizsla dog, Sh Ch Waidman Remus, in the early 1970s, shortly followed by a bitch, Sh Ch Galfrid Sofia at Russetmantle. Over the following four decades she studied and nurtured the breed dedicating her time and love to this most beautiful animal.

Gay Gottlieb with puppies


In 2008 Gay Gottlieb was honoured to receive the prestigious 'Lifetime Achievement Award' presented by the Hungarian Vizsla Society.  To find out more about the award please click here.

The Hungarian Vizsla - 3rd Edition

Hungarian Vizsla book coverThis 320 page softback book contains over 170 colour pictures and is recognised as the most complete work on the Hungarian Vizsla.
Browse the chapter headings on the left and you will see the depth of subjects covered.
To discover more about each chapter click on a heading on the left.


Hungarian VizslaThe 1st edition of The Hungarian Vizsla has become established as a valuable reference book for the breed.  In the 2nd edition Gay Gottlieb has meticulously researched the Vizsla's recent history to ensure that Vizsla enthusiasts will be able to study the breed up to LKA Championship Show 1997 with the assurance of finding all the relevant data regarding showing, working and all aspects of concern. A mere glimpse of the chapter headings will confirm the comprehensive nature of the book including such important topics as choosing , rearing, training and breeding.
The evident authenticity of the work derives from Gay's longstanding involvement in breeding, working (both in the field and the show ring) training and judging. Her many achievements include judging the breed at Crufts 1993, being an international Championship show judge, and breeding 25 show Champions (4 of which became full Champions) - a figure which has yet to be equalled. Gay was dedicated to breeding and maintaining the dual purpose Hungarian Vizsla.

Preface to the Third Edition of The Hungarian Vizsla

It was a great shock to all in the Vizsla world when Gay Gottlieb passed away in October 2009. She was 78 years old yet still full of energy and in the prime of life, continuing to breed, show and work her Russetmantles, and planning the third edition of this popular book. Only a few months previously she had been honoured by the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Hungarian Vizsla Society. The huge demand for another edition of The Hungarian Vizsla has been met by her son Peter Gottlieb. Nobody can improve upon Gay’s depth of knowledge of the breed, her inimitable style and the love and joy that shine from every page, and not a single word has been altered beyond this preface.