FUTAKI HORNS 2020.
What are the Futaki horns? Small skin tag like horns, which are covered in hair.
Vizsla breed specialists claim they are unique to the Hungarian Vizsla, but this is not true. Having owned Weimaraners we can say they also appear in Weimaraners. But also other pointing breeds you can find in Europe. So they are not unique to Hungarian Vizsla. They are called something different for each breed. In Weimaraners they are known as Harrasburg horns. In the gsp they are known as grabenbruch horns.
I’m also told you can find the Futaki horns in the Doberman.
In Hungary the horns are called “Szary”, which was known in the Hungarian greyhound.
In America the Futaki lines bred by Count and Countess Bella Hadik were thought to have the most Futaki horns, and this is where the word Futaki became well known.
You may have one on one ear. You may have one on each ear, symmetrical, and then you may lift the ear flap and find several inside the ear too.
The horns are thought in some breeds to be lucky. If your dog has them good luck will befall on the owner, or the dog.
A breed of dog in Hungary called the Hungarian greyhound the Agar was a dog thought to be put into the Vizsla breeding to create speed. The Agar had several horns and was well known for having them, some believe that this is why the Vizsla today has the Futaki horns.
The Hungarian Greyhound had speed, drive and hunting ability. The colours were rusty dun or yellow dun which again is thought to improve the Vizsla colour to Russet Gold.
Photo to follow of a Futaki horn.
Mrs Rachel Savage