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Vizmaraner History

The Vizsla or Hungarian Pointer is a medium-large, muscular, short-coated Hungarian pointer-type gundog. The Vizsla is a medium-sized, versatile, athletic, and agile hunting and tracking dog. The versatility of the vizsla as an upland and waterfowl hunter has made this a gundog of choice for hunters and bird dog trainers alike. The origin of the modern standard vizsla is credited to the Magyar tribes of central Asia, where they developed from the primitive, spitz-type dogs brought into Hungary from Asia by the Huns in the 5th century. The Magyar people bred their dogs for a variety of uses, including herding, guarding, and companionship. The ancestors of the modern savvi and vizsla evolved in the Carpathian basin, eventually becoming distinct types, distinguished by size and coat length. The modern standard vizsla, however, did not appear until around 1900, and was formally recognized by 1937. The Vizsla Club of America was formed in 1948.

Time of Origin

Middle Ages

Country of Origin

Germany, Hungary


Weimaraner, Vizsla

Vizmaraner Physical Characteristics

The Vizsla is a medium-large, short-haired, robust, sporting breed that originated in Hungary. The Vizsla is energetic, athletic, and easy to train. They typically have a loose skin fold down their back. The Vizsla is intelligent, alert, and eager to please. The breed is friendly, affectionate, playful, and outgoing. The males are typically larger and heavier than the females. They are even-tempered and make good companions.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Blue, Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Brindle, Sable, Gray, Brown, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 23 – 25 inches

Female Height Range: 21 – 24 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 47 – 75 lbs

Female Weight Range: 45 – 72 lbs

Vizmaraner Health

Description of breed health.


11-15 yrs

Vizmaraner Health Concerns

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Hyperthyroidism, Lymphoma, Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, Entropion, Elbow Dysplasia, Cherry Eye, Sebaceous Adenitis, Urolithiasis, Allergies, Bloat, Hemophilia, Bacterial and Viral Infections, Hypodysmyelinogenesis

Vizmaraner Temperament and Behaviour

The Vizmaraner is a friendly and outgoing breed of dog that loves people. They are generally easy to train, but can sometimes be stubborn. They are smart and excel at learning new tricks. They are patient, calm, and self-confident, but they can also be playful and energetic.

Vizmaraner Activity Requirements

The Vizmaraner is a large, athletic dog that originated in Hungary. They were originally bred to hunt, but today, they are companion dogs. The Vizmaraner is a very high energy dog that will need lots of exercise and room to run. They need at least one long, vigorous walk or jog each day. They also love to play and will thrive with an active family. If you are thinking about getting a Vizmaraner, be sure you are able to meet their physical, as well as emotional, needs. They are a highly energetic, independent, and sometimes stubborn dog, and they need a confident owner who can keep them exercised and stimulated.

Miles Per Day

15 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Vizmaraner is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Vizmaraner is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Vizmaraner is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Vizmaraner is part of the Unclassified group.

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