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Country of Origin: Hungary

Group: Pointing Dogs

Section: Continental Pointing Dogs

Original Function: pointing, falconry, trailing

Todays Function: pointing, pointing field trials

Dimension Male: 56-66 cm

Dimension Female: 51-61 cm

Weight Male: 20-27 kg

Weight Female: 18-25 kg

Litter Size: 6-8 puppies, average 7

Life span: 10-14 years

Other Names: Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer

Colors: Solid rust colors in any shading. very pale yellow and very dark mahogany colors may be a fault in s

Living: The vizsla is a high-energy dog. it is, as a result, not a city animal. it does not function well co



The Vizsla is a sleek, muscular, medium-sized hunting dog with a beautiful rusty-gold colored short coat. The front legs are straight. The head is lean, chiseled and aristocratic, with a long tapering muzzle. The muzzle is neither pointed like a Dachshund nor square like an English Pointer. The slightly domed skull is broad between the ears and has a line up the middle of the forehead. The round-tipped ears are pendant and rather long. The neck is muscular, without dewlap. Its musculature is well developed over the entire body. The tail is docked to 2/3 its original length. The eye color blends in with the coat color and the nose is brown. It has a developed jaw, porcelain-white teeth and a distinguished, robust, elastic gait. The hair is short, abundant, and tight to the whole body. The coat can be solid golden rust in different shadings. In some standards, solid dark mahogany red and pale yellow are faulty, and any noticeable area of black in the coat is a serious fault.


Bred to be a close-working gun dog, the vizsla has the energy to range all day. It is a true hunter at heart, a talented pointer and always on the lookout for bird scent. It can become frustrated and destructive if not given adequate exercise. Most can be stubborn, some can be timid and others can be overly excitable. It is gentle, affectionate and sensitive, and can be protective. The vizsla makes a good companion for an active owner who spends a lot of time outdoors.


The vizsla needs a lot of strenuous exercise every day. This is an active breed that cannot be expected to meet its energy requirements with a short walk or within a small yard. It needs to be jogged or allowed to run in a large enclosed area. Otherwise, its needs are minimal. Its coat requires little care except an occasional brushing to remove dead hair. It can live outside in warm climates, given adequate shelter, but should sleep indoors on cold nights. It needs a soft bed.


This smooth, short-haired coat is easy to keep in peak condition. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe with mild soap only when necessary. The nails should be kept trimmed. These dogs are average shedders.


Major concerns: none

Minor concerns: hemophilia A, CMO, CHD

Occasionally seen: none

Suggested tests: (hip)