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Vizsla vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bracco Italiano – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Vizsla vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bracco Italiano" Compare Vizsla and Rhodesian Ridgeback. Which is better: Vizsla or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Bracco Italiano?
Name Vizsla Rhodesian Ridgeback Bracco Italiano
OriginsHungary Zimbabwe Italy
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank3041485
Reviews130
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Other Names Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound Italian Pointer, Italian Pointing Dog, Bracco
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1955 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US Federation Cynologique Internationale United Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
Price $800-$1200 $900-$1200 $500-$600

General Appearance - Vizsla vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bracco Italiano

Size Large Large Large Medium
Weight Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) 25–40 kg (55–88 lb)
Avg. Weight Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) 25–40 kg (55–88 lb)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 23–26 inches (58–67 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (55–62 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 23–26 inches (58–67 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (55–62 cm)

Hair & Care - Vizsla vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bracco Italiano

Coat Fine Dense Hard Coarse Short No Undercoat Dense Dense Shiny
Colors Golden Rust Russet Gold Dark Sandy Gold Golden Red White Gray Wheaten Orange White Amber Chestnut
Grooming
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bracco Italiano doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Vizslas shed moderately.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.
Bracco Italianos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Vizsla vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bracco Italiano

Temperament Affectionate Energetic Intelligent Protective Cheerful Gentle Playful Quiet Easygoing Companionable Lively Friendly Evenly Tempered Trainable Willing Dignified Loyal Sensitive Intelligent Mischievous Strong Willed Affectionate Loyal Stubborn Companionable Playful Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Rhodesian Ridgeback's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Bracco Italiano's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Vizslas are easy to train.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
Bracco Italianos are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful breed.
Bracco Italianos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bracco Italianos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Vizslas are a social breed.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
Bracco Italianos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
Average: The Bracco Italiano barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
Bracco Italianos are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Vizslas are average defenders.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
Bracco Italianos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bracco Italiano has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bracco Italianos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Bracco Italianos have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bracco Italianos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Bracco Italianos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bracco Italianos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Vizslas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Bracco Italianos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Vizsla vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bracco Italiano

Stranger Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bracco Italianos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bracco Italianos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Bracco Italianos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Bracco Italianos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bracco Italiano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bracco Italianos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Bracco Italianos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bracco Italianos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Rhodesian Ridgeback breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bracco Italiano breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Vizsla vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bracco Italiano

Health Issues
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Bracco Italianos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Cancer Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Sebaceous Adenitis Dermoid Sinus Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Bloat Ear Infections Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia Kidney Issues Sensitivity To Anesthesia Umbilical Hernias
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-12 years 11-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bracco Italianos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Bracco Italianos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bracco Italianos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bracco Italiano has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bracco Italiano is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Vizsla vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Bracco Italiano

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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