Transylvizsla Hound

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60-65 lbs
18-21"
Hungary
Transylvanian Hound
Vizsla
The Transylvizsla Hound is one of the most rare hybrid dogs because the parent breeds are not common breeds in the United States. They are a combination of the Transylvania Hound and the Vizsla, which are both medium to large, athletic, and sporty hounds. The Transylvizsla Hound loves people but needs to be socialized young to get along with other pets. They are both attentive and independent and make wonderful family pets for people who do not have small children or those who do not live in small apartments. This is a very healthy breed that can live well over 14 years.
Purpose
Companion, Guard Dog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Transylvanian Hound and Vizsla

Transylvizsla Hound Health

Average Size
Male Transylvizsla Hound size stats
Height: 21-24 inches Weight: 65-75 lbs
Female Transylvizsla Hound size stats
Height: 18-21 inches Weight: 60-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Lymphoma
  • Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Allergies
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Epilepsy
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Cardiac Test

Transylvizsla Hound Breed History

The Transylvizsla Hound does not have a history yet since they are a new breed but you should be able to get an idea of their background by looking at the Transylvanian Hound and Vizsla histories. The Transylvanian Hound is also called the Hungarian Hound and was bred from scent hounds in the ninth century to hunt large animals such as boar, bison, lynx, and bear. They are thought to have been bred from Asian and Celtic Hounds by the Magyar Tribe from Hungary back in 800 A.D. to hunt in the Carpathian Mountains. There were two types, the short-legged and the long-legged, which were separated by size for hunting different sized game. They almost became extinct in the 1100s, when people were more focused on farming than hunting but those who loved the breed kept it going. It was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006 and the American Kennel Club has let them be registered in their stock services in 2015 to eventually be a full-fledged member of the club someday. The Vizsla is also a Hungarian breed noticed in the middle ages as a pointer. They were bred from the Turkish Yellow Dog, Transylvanian Hound, and Weimaraner in the 10th century. They were named for their pointing ability but are also known for their scenting and trailing abilities. According to ancient stone etching and writings, the Magyars hunted with this breed and falcons. The Vizsla was a noble breed only owned by royal families in Hungary at first but were eventually popular with commoners after the breed almost went into extinction after World War II. The breed finally made it to America in the 1950s where it was recognized by the AKC in 1960 and they are the 31st most well-liked dog breed.

Transylvizsla Hound Breed Appearance

The Transylvizsla Hound is a medium to large dog with brown, oval-shaped, inquisitive eyes and a brown or black nose on a squarish muzzle. Their head is rectangular with pendulous ears and they have a sleek, toned body, deep chest, long legs, and a medium length tapered tail. Their double layer coat is short, flat, dense, and smooth. Your Transylvizsla Hound comes in many colors but is usually multi-colored black, tan, and chocolate, red, liver, merle, blue, grizzled, pied, brindle, or sable. They are sometimes mistaken for a thin Rottweiler because of their coloring but they are much more petite and almost dainty looking.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Transylvizsla Hound eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Transylvizsla Hound nose
Black
brown Transylvizsla Hound nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Transylvizsla Hound coat
Brindle
sable Transylvizsla Hound coat
Sable
pied Transylvizsla Hound coat
Pied
silver Transylvizsla Hound coat
Silver
blue Transylvizsla Hound coat
Blue
fawn Transylvizsla Hound coat
Fawn
red Transylvizsla Hound coat
Red
brown Transylvizsla Hound coat
Brown
black Transylvizsla Hound coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Transylvizsla Hound straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Transylvizsla Hound Breed Maintenance

The coat of the Transylvizsla Hound is easy to care for and you should only need to give your dog a light brushing with a slicker brush or rubber grooming mitt once or twice a week. You can bathe your dog when needed but shampooing them too often can cause dry skin. Toenails need to be clipped once a month and ears should be checked and cleaned when bathing. If you brush the teeth of your hybrid on a regular basis (at least twice weekly), you should be able to avoid costly dental expense. These dogs have a tendency to get cold if they are outside in cool weather and some owners prefer to have them wear a dog sweater or coat to keep them warm. 

Brushes for Transylvizsla Hound
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Transylvizsla Hound requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Transylvizsla Hound Temperament

Your Transylvizsla Hound will need plenty of firm but positive training to learn the rules. They like to push the boundaries to see what they can get away with so make sure your dog knows that you are the boss. The Transylvizsla Hound is not great with young children or small animals so you should supervise them around little ones. They like to hunt and will follow a scent for miles so be sure to keep them contained in a yard or by a leash when outside. They will listen if they are trained well but may get side-tracked by their instincts.

Transylvizsla Hound Activity Requirements

You should take your Transylvizsla Hound for a walk once or twice a day and let him play in a fenced enclosure as often as possible. They have a lot of energy and like to check out the smells of the local wildlife and other scents so the local park or dog park is a great choice for a day trip. These dogs also enjoy sports such as scenting trials, obedience and agility courses, flyball, frisbee, and earth dog training and most are pretty good at these activities. They need to get at least an hour of exercise every day to prevent anxiety and bad habits such as aggression and barking excessively.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Transylvizsla Hound Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.6 - $2.4
Monthly Cost
$48 - $72

Transylvizsla Hound Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Transylvizsla Hound size stats at six months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 57 lbs
Female Transylvizsla Hound size stats at six months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 52 lbs
12 Months
Male Transylvizsla Hound size stats at 12 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 62 lbs
Female Transylvizsla Hound size stats at 12 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 57 lbs
18 Months
Male Transylvizsla Hound size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 72 lbs
Female Transylvizsla Hound size stats at 18 months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 67 lbs

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