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13 of the world's most gentle dog breeds

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on Dec. 21, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Vizsla dog outside in the grass

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Also known as a Hungarian pointer, the vizsla is very energetic, yet eager to please, gentle and affectionate. Bred to be a hunting dog and able to work in field, water and forest, the versatile vizsla takes to training well, says the AKC, and loves to be active.

The breed is sensitive yet confident, and forms strong bonds with his family. The vizsla comes in a distinctive golden rust color with a sleek, shiny, low-maintenance coat.