A versatile hunter from Hungary, the Vizsla is an active, energetic dog with great power, drive and determination. Lively, affectionate and tractable, the Vizsla thrives with an active family. Gentle-mannered and sensitive yet fearless and protective, the breed excels as a watch and guard dog. The Vizsla trains easily. His coat is low maintenance.

DID YOU KNOW? The Vizsla was all but extinct by the end of World War I.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Hungarian Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Magyar Vizsla

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for non-experienced owners
  • Basic training required
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys walking an hour a day
  • Medium dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Quiet dog
  • Guard dog. Barks and alerts
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • Great family dog

Pet Card

  • Living Considerations: Good with children, not hypoallergenic, not suitable for apartment living
  • Size: Medium
  • Height: Males – 56 to 61 centimetres at the shoulders, Females – 53 to 58.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight: Males – 20 to 29 kilograms Females – 18 to 25 kilograms
  • Coat: Short
  • Energy: High
  • Colour: Golden rust in varying shades with lighter shadings over the sides of the neck and shoulders
  • Activities: Agility, Obedience, Field Trials, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Both

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