Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

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Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla History

The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is a breed of gundog developed in Hungary. The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is a medium-large-sized, graceful, muscular, and athletic dog. The coat is of moderate length, coarse, and slightly wavy. The colour may be all shades of apricot, gold, orange, white, silver, or dun- with or without dark points. The wirehair is usually richer in longer hair, although a short-wirehair exists. The hair is soft and dense and lies close to the body. The tail is carried low and is of sufficient length to cover the ground. The skull is broad and flat, and the ears are pendant and triangular in shape. The eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown or black. The nose is black. The chest is deep and the front legs are straight. The hindquarters are powerful and well muscled. The feet are round, compact, and compact with arched toes. The male is 52–61 centimetres (20–24 in) at the withers, while the female is 50–56 centimetres (20–22 in) at the withers. Weight for males is 28–32 kg (62–71 lb), while females weigh 24–29 kg (54–64 lb). The temperament of the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is lively with a keen, intelligent expression

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Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Physical Characteristics

The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is a medium-sized, long-coated hunting breed that typically stands between 18 and 22 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 55 and 70 pounds. They have a long, lean body with a broad, deep chest. Their silky, medium-length, double coat is white with rust-colored markings. They have dark brown eyes. They are energetic and brave, but are suspicious of strangers.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 21 – 25 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 21 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 44 – 64 lbs

Female Weight Range: 40 – 55 lbs

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Health

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12-15 yrs

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Cancer, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Entropion, Distichiasis, Ectropion, Glaucoma, Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM)

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Temperament and Behaviour

The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is an energetic, athletic, and graceful breed of hunting dog. They are extremely loyal to their owner and are excellent watchdogs. They are intelligent and very friendly, but tend to be aloof towards strangers. They are very active and energetic, and require a lot of exercise on a daily basis.

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Activity Requirements

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizlas were originally bred as hunting and working dogs and have a strong, lean build. They are a popular breed of dog, known for their intelligence, loyalty, and gentleness. While they may look thin, Vizlas are actually very active. They are happiest when they are running, playing, or working with their owners. They need about an hour of vigorous activity each day. If you are looking for a playful, high-energy breed, look no further than the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizla. This intelligent and energetic dog needs plenty of time and room to run and play.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is part of the Gundog group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is part of the Gundog group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is part of the Sporting group.

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