Transylvizsla Hound

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Transylvizsla Hound History

The Hungarian transyalvika, or “transsylvanian” hound, is a traditional country hunting dog, originating in Hungary. This versatile hunting hound may be used for fox or hare, but is essentially a scent hound. The dog was named after the Hungarian transylvík (“Transylvanian”) region, where it originated, but is now found throughout Hungary. The Transylvanian Wolfhound, or Magyar Galga, was traditionally used to flush out and kill wolves. They were trained to use their keen sense of smell to track and hunt down these predators. The Transylvanian Hound is a descendent of the now extinct English Greyhound and the English Foxhound, and is a descendant of the now extinct Turkish Greyhound and Dalmatian.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin


Transylvizsla Hound Physical Characteristics

The Transylvizsla is a medium-sized, long-haired, Hungarian hunting breed that typically stands between 22 and 26 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 45 and 70 pounds. They have a large, muscular body with a broad, deep chest and a short, thick, rough coat that is red, fawn, brindle, or any of these colors with white markings. They have a rectangular head and deep chest, large, wide-set, erect ears and dark, almond-shaped eyes. They are energetic and athletic, but affectionate and docile.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Brindle, Sable, Pied, Silver, Blue, Fawn, Red, Brown, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 21 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 18 – 21 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 65 – 75 lbs

Female Weight Range: 60 – 65 lbs

Transylvizsla Hound Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

Transylvizsla Hound Health Concerns

Hip And Elbow Dysplasia, Lymphoma, Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, Entropion, Allergies, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

Transylvizsla Hound Temperament and Behaviour

The Transylvizsla is a fearless, independent, and adaptable hunting dog with a long, narrow head and small ears. They are very intelligent, but can be a bit stubborn. They are protective of their family and suspicious of strangers, but they are usually friendly and well-mannered. They are fast, agile, and athletic, which make them great at hunting.

Transylvizsla Hound Activity Requirements

The Hungarian Vizsla is a friendly, intelligent, and loyal dog. They are an active, high-energy dog that loves to chase, hunt, and retrieve. The Hungarian Vizsla is a hunting dog at heart. They need a fenced yard where they can roam and burn off their energy. For this reason, they are not recommended for apartment dwellers. If you are looking for a companion that loves to play and snuggle, a Vizsla is a perfect choice. This intelligent, friendly dog will be devoted to their family. However, they are not a low-maintenance pet. They require a great deal of exercise and attention. If you are looking for a fun-loving, energetic pup, a Vizsla may be the perfect addition to your home. This smart, busy dog will love to play with you, however, they are not a low-maintenance pet.

Miles Per Day

15 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Transylvizsla Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Transylvizsla Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Transylvizsla Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Transylvizsla Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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