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Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla


Illustration of Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla

The Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla is based on the Vizsla with an input of German Wirehaired Pointer blood, the first cross taking place in 1904 and the resulting two puppies becoming the foundation stock.

They are slightly bigger and stronger in bone then the Vizsla and the protective wire coat makes them very suitable for hunting in cold conditions or rough cover.


Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
More than once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Large House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.

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