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Dalmatian vs Vizsla – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dalmatian vs Vizsla" Compare Dalmatian and Vizsla. Which is better: Dalmatian or Vizsla?
Name Dalmatian Vizsla
OriginsCroatia Hungary
Group Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank6330
Reviews18
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Other Names Dal, Dally, Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Firehouse Dog, Plum Pudding Dog Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price $500-$600 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Dalmatian vs Vizsla

Size Large Large
Weight about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Hair & Care - Dalmatian vs Vizsla

Coat Fine Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Colors White
Liver
Brown
Black
Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
Grooming
Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
Vizslas shed moderately.

Characteristics - Dalmatian vs Vizsla

Temperament Active
Friendly
Outgoing
Sensitive
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
Vizslas are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Dalmatians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
Vizslas are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Dalmatians are average defenders.
Vizslas are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dalmatians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Dalmatians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Dalmatians are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Dalmatians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dalmatians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Vizslas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Dalmatian vs Vizsla

Stranger Friendly
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dalmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dalmatians are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dalmatians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Dalmatian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dalmatian vs Vizsla

Health Issues
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies
Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Iris Sphincter Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Urolithiasis
Cancer
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Sebaceous Adenitis
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Dalmatians are high energy dogs.
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dalmatian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Dalmatian vs Vizsla

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-9 puppies 6-8 puppies

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