... Most other breeds however, particularly the Vizsla, the gene pool of dogs with all these traits is relatively small.
Without a contingent of people willing to stay the course, minority breeds are at risk of going into severe decline as premier pointing dogs.
More than a few hunting breeds have seen this decline when a substantial number of fanciers within the breed began breeding for things like color, coat, hair length, show winning angulation or anything not related to performance.
Fortunately the Vizsla breed has had enough breeders over the years who understood the benefits of these "extreme dogs" to perserve a noble breed as close as possible to what it came here as. Some breeds have not been so fortunate.