Sunday, December 16, 2012

Meet Bella!

Today we braved the weather and drove all the way to Pleasant Grove and back to pick up the newest addition to our family . . . . Bella, the Viszla puppy! After a few failed attempts at having a dog (a Beagle to be exact), Scott put in a year of research and determined that a Viszla was the kind of dog for us. :0) We are determined to be on top of training with Bella and make this arrangement finally work!

What is a Viszla you ask? Well, here is a little excerpt from Wikipedia . . . .

"The Vizsla is a dog breed originating in Hungary, which belThe Hungarian or Magyar Vizsla are sporting dogs and loyal companions, in addition to being the smallest of the all-round pointer-retriever breeds. The Vizsla's medium size is one of the breed's most appealing characteristics as a hunter of fowl and upland game, and through the centuries the Vizsla has held a rare position among sporting dogs – that of household companion and family dog.
The Vizsla is a natural hunter endowed with an excellent nose and an outstanding trainability. Although they are lively, gentle mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive, they are also fearless and possessed of a well-developed protective instinct."
"The Vizsla is a medium-sized short-coated hunting dog of distinguished appearance and bearing.[2] Robust but rather lightly built, they are lean dogs, have defined muscles, and are observed to share similar physical characteristics with the Weimaraner.
Various breeds are often mistaken for Vizslas, and Vizslas are often mistaken for other breeds. Redbone CoonhoundsWeimaraners and Rhodesian Ridgebacks are some of the most commonly confused breeds. The body structure of a Vizsla is very similar in appearance to a Weimaraner and a Redbone Coonhound, though the Vizsla is typically leaner with a more defined musculature. Weimaraners and Rhodesian Ridgebacks are larger than Vizslas. The nose of the Vizsla will always have a reddish color that blends with the coat color. Black, brown, light pink, or another color nose is an indication of another breed. Eyes and nails should also blend with it as well."

Here is a little photo documentary of Bella's first 8 weeks. :0)


Can you imagine taking care of all these cute puppies???!!!!

Week 2
Bella was the "white" collared puppy. She's on the  left in this pic.
Week 3
Week 4
So cute!
Week 5

Week 6

At the vet getting shots.
Week 7
Week 8 - What a pic!!!