Interview with Jessi from a_girl_and_a_vizsla

DOGANDLIVING:
Dear Jessi, how do you have to imagine everyday life with two Hungarian Magyar Vizsla?

Jessi:
Good question, I would say "structured chaos" is a good match. On the one hand, our everyday life is totally flexible thanks to my job, on the other hand, the girls and I need a clear plan, otherwise things will go haywire here. I think the most important thing is a good balance between active and resting phases. I also like to vary between boring walks, dog sports, everyday errands (the dogs always accompany me whenever possible), longer trips and training. No day is like the other and neither me nor the dogs get bored.

DL:
Did you want two dogs from the start?

Jessi:
No, two dogs were not planned, but the desire grew relatively quickly after Greta moved in. Greta enriched our life so much from the beginning and we wanted to share this happiness with a four-legged friend again. I then looked for a long time after animal welfare or private delivery dogs, filled out an information sheet every now and then and looked at dogs. It just should never fit and the doubt as to whether the decision to buy a second dog was the right one always prevailed. That went on for about 2 years. I googled dogs every day and was totally restless. And then came Karla. I had been friends with her breeder for a long time and she actually wanted to keep Karla. But suddenly I saw an opportunity, now or never, and then practically talked her off to Karla.

DL:
What is it like to be a multiple dog owner?

Jessi:
So there is even less space on the couch now. 😉 I had specific ideas, wishes and expectations - and they pretty much all went wrong. In addition, I suddenly had two completely different characters with different needs by my side. A total change that I first had to learn to deal with. Some days it is still exhausting, but of course I would never want to reverse the decision. At the end of the day, love for dogs prevails and that's all that matters - even if I have a few more gray hairs.

DL:
The Magyar Vizsla is a very popular dog right now. For which people do you find the breed suitable?

Jessi:
The Vizsla is simply beautiful and graceful, I totally understand that you fall in love the first time you look at it, I didn't feel any different. In addition, positive traits and character traits are attributed to him. This has made the breed the absolute trend dog in recent years. The Magyar Vizsla is one of them Hunting dog that must be demanded and promoted accordingly. If he is not being hunted, you should make sure that the dog can work elsewhere, that is, that he is mentally and physically busy. Alternatives would be e.g. the rescue dog squadron, mantrailing, Dummy work , or dog sports such as agility or THS. In general, you should honestly ask yourself what expectations and requirements I as a dog owner have of the dog and everyday life together and whether this can realistically be fulfilled. What do I want from the dog and what can I offer the dog in return? You really have to be able to get involved with the Vizsla and its needs and have fun working with the dog yourself.

DL:
Your Instagram account has grown more and more in recent years. Keyword responsibility / educational work. How do you deal with it?

Jessi:
I try to the best of my knowledge and belief to be as honest and authentic as the platform allows. Educating people about the popular breed that I show is very important to me. I write appropriate articles, show photos and stories while working with the dogs and I keep exchanging long and intensive exchanges with Vizsla prospects and owners. So I know about my range and the associated responsibility that I bear - especially as a non-hunter living in the city center.

Thank you dear Jessi for the brief insight.

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Interview partner: @a_girl_and_a_vizsla