Regrettably, life can be challenging, and witnessing our Vizslas facing illness and disease is difficult. However, there is a silver lining: modern breeders have access to numerous tests that furnish valuable health insights about the dogs selected for breeding. This information serves as a powerful tool, allowing breeders to mitigate the likelihood of inherited diseases in the puppies they produce to best of their ability.
Vizslas do have a history with hip dysplasia and other diseases. More information is provided below to help you understand what diseases could impact your Vizsla.
Reputable Vizsla breeders will, at a minimum, screen both the sire and dam for every disease recommended by the parent club for that breed and those results are publicly available in the database. The Vizsla Club of America is the parent club for the Vizsla in the United States. View the current panel of testing recommended here.