The Transylvizsla is a hybrid dog whose lineage can be traced back to the Transylvanian Hound and the Vizsla. Usually, when people hear the term Transylvania, they start to think about vampires, spooky castles, and hotels (at least in more recent years). While the Transylvizsla does have that term as a part of their name, these dogs are the polar opposite the cold, unfeeling, vampire - Transylvizsla's are very warm and affectionate dogs who enjoy the company of others. As an added bonus, you won't wake up in the middle of the night to find one of these dogs towering over you or reeling away from the sun's light when you take them for a walk!
If you're thinking about adopting a dog for the first time, you could do worse than the Transylvizsla. The only real caveat to caring for one of these hounds is their energetic disposition - if you're not prepared to get out there and get active on a regular basis, then you should reconsider adopting one of these puppies into your family. On the other hand, if you've got a sporty spirit and you enjoy the rough and tumble life, the Transylvizsla may turn out to be a great fit for you. Transylvizsla's can also learn to become pretty good guard dogs with enough time, practice, and support - providing their human companions an added sense of security.