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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.

Chapter 3 - The Standard

The Standard outlines the necessary features of a particular breed - although the functional principles of the dog remain the same, each breed is unique in its appearance. The Standard provides the blueprint and it is to this prototype that all breeders should refer. Thus, an image of the Hungarian Vizsla is provided as a fundamental reference for all who wish to advance the breed. Many breeders will have their own idea of their 'ideal' Vizsla, but does it fit the Standard? The Standard must be studied and learned in order that the breeder understands how the structure of a dog suits its function. The judge must also know how to interpret the Standard, for it is he who judges the physical and mental attributes of the dogs in the ring and their level of excellence in the field.....

Hungarian Vizsla Heads
Faulty Heads - Snipey, Foreface too short, Head too wide, Exaggerated stop.


Subheadings in chapter 3

The Kennel Club Standard for the Hungarian Vizsla.
Breed Standard of the Hungarian Vizsla (British 1983).
Breed Standard of the Hungarian Vizsla (American 1983).
Breed Standard of the Hungarian Vizsla (Hungarian 1981).