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Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

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Breed Organization
Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America
Native Country
Other Names
Hungarian Pointing Dog, Hungarian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog, Drotzoru Magyar Vizsla, Wirehaired Vizsla
Life Expectancy
Approximately 12-15 Years
Litter Size
No Information Available
Breed Group
Gun Dog, AKC - FSS
Breed Appearance
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a wire-coated hunting dog, with a distinguished appearance and bearing. They have a lean build and are very robust. The coat is an attractive russet to golden sand in color. Where permitted the tail may be docked to three-fourths of its original length.

Breed Description
Head: Chiseled, dignified. Moderately wide, slightly domed skull. Moderate stop. Straight nosebridge. Broad muzzle. Well-developed nose. Chestnut, fairly tight lips.
Eyes: Slightly oval, the darker the better, matching coat color. Brown eyelids.
Body: Slightly elongated but powerful. Neck medium in length, well-muscled, slightly curved, without dewlap. Pronounced withers. Chest moderately wide, well let-down. Moderately curved ribs. Level loin. Straight, short back. Slightly rounded croup.
Tail: Set on fairly low, moderately thick. Tip curving slightly upward. Usually docked by one-fourth. Docked by one-third in wirehaired variety.
Hair: Short, dense, straight, harsh. Lying flat and silkier on the ears. Beard on the chin. Short and crisp on the head. Thick, hard eyebrows. Hard and dense on the neck and trunk, 2 to 4 cm long. Dense undercoat. Longer on the backs of the legs. Dense and thick on the tail.
Coat: Dark golden or a shade of sable fawn. Tiny white spots on the chest and feet. Dotting is not a fault.
Size: Shorthaired variety: dog: 56 to 61 cm ( 22-24 in); bitch: 52 to 57 cm (20.5-22.5 in). - Wirehaired variety: dog: 58 to 62 cm (22.8-24.5 in) ; bitch: 54 to 58 cm (21-22.8 in).
Weight: Shorthaired variety: 22 to 30 kg. (48.5-66 lb).- Wirehaired variety: 25 to 32 kg. (55-70.5 lb).

The Hungarian Pointing Dog comes in two varieties:- Shorthaired (r�vidsz�r�): This is the older variety. Its ancestors include the Hungarian Pointing Dog, the Turkish Yellow Dog, and the Sloughi. The first specimens with the current comformation appeared by the early eighteenth century. The variety received blood from other hunting dogs, including the German Pointing Dog. The Shorthaired Hungarian Pointing Dog is the more popular variety in France and was recognized by the FCI in 1938.- Wirehaired (drotsz�r�): This variety dates to the 1930s and is believed to be the result of crosses between the shorthaired variety and the Drahthaar.

This lively, very adaptable dog with an excellent nose is skilled on rough terrain and tolerates heat well. He does not search widely, preferring to hunt near his owner. He points precisely, retrieves well, and is a good swimmer. The shorthaired variety has a swifter gallop and is thus preferred in flat areas. The wirehaired variety excels on small quarry, including woodcock, and is used in tracking wounded large game. Both are even-tempered and very comfortable in a family. They need firm but not harsh training.

Prone to hip dysplasia.

He needs space and exercise, as well as regular brushing and checking of the ears.

Hunting Dog, Companion Dog.

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