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Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla

The Wire Haired Vizsla a medium-sized, active dog with a harsh, wiry coat that is a golden sand to russet colour. They have a distinctive moustache and hairy eyebrows. They have a noble and graceful appearance and give the impression of great stamina. Adult dogs stand at approximately 58-62cm and adult females 54-58cm. They weigh 20-30kg.

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for owners with some experience
  • Some training required
  • Enjoys vigorous walks
  • Enjoys walking more than two hours a day
  • Large dog
  • Some drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Quiet dog
  • Not a guard dog
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • Great family dog
Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla is walking in the town

Personality

The Hunagarian Wire Haired Vizsla enjoys being outdoor and is ideally suited to a country-dwelling family. They are very affectionate and loyal and naturally protective of thier loved ones. They will happily be both family and working dogs in one. They are quick to learn and eager to please, but are very sensitive, so it's especially important that training is fun and gentle

Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla  is playing and jumping in the river

History and Origins

Prints dating back 1,000 years show Magyar hunters (early settlers in Hungary) with dogs and falcons. These dogs were very similar to the Wire Haired Vizsla dog breed of today. When the Magyars went to other countries they took their dogs with them, which led to crosses with other breeds, but it was almost wiped out by the two World Wars. The breed only exists today because some were smuggled out during this time. Recent selective breeding developed the Vizsla dog breed as an all-round hunter, pointer and retriever. The wire-haired variety was developed in the 1930s and is becoming more popular with hunters, as it can withstand the colder climates and cold water better than the short-haired variety.

Dog with red collar looking out the window
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