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Breed Description


The Vizla both short and wire-haired are ideal hunter’s companion. They also make excellent family pet as long as they get enough exercises. They are highly regarded by field sports people who will find it very reliable as a working dog. They are affectionate and loyal to their family.


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Size type:

Medium dog breeds


Breed group:

Sporting dog breeds (AKC)

Gundogs (UKC)



These are equable, affectionate, loyal, and intelligent dogs which are eager to learn, sportive, like to retrieve, have a good scenting nose, and considerable stamina.



For short-haired Vizslas the shoulder-height is 56 – 61cm (22 – 24in) for dogs and 52 -  57cm (20 ½ - 22 ½ 2in) for bitches. Variations of up to 4c m (1 ½ 2in) are permitted provided the dog look correctly proportioned. For wire-haired Vizslas the shoulder-height is 58 – 62cm (22 ½ - 24 ½ 2in) for dogs and 54 -58cm (21 ½ - 22 ½ 2in) for bitches. Variations of up to 3cm (1 ½ in) are permitted provided the dog look correctly proportioned. 



20-29kg for dogs and 18-25kg for bitches



The vizsla gets on with its own kind, with other household animals and with children. They will bark at the presence of stranger but that is usually all.



The short-haired Vazsla is pain dark wheaten or dark gold. The wire-haired Vazsla is usually seen in shades of sandy-yellow. A small white patch on the breasts of both types is permissible.



The short-haired coat requires little grooming. During moulting it is best to remove loose dead hairs with a rubber brush. The wire- haired coat needs to be plucked from time to time – the old and dead hairs much be removed by hand. Trim excess hair between the pads of the feet.  



Generally these are not difficult dogs to train because they like to please their handler. It is important to be consistent with them.


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