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Hungarian Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Drotszoru Magyar Vizsla


AKC Sporting Dogs, FCI Group VII.: Pointing Dogs, TKC Gundog
Dogs 22-26 inches (56-66 cm)
Bitches 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Dogs 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Bitches 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
12-15 years
6 to 8

The Hungarian Vizsla is a sleek, muscular, medium-sized hunting dog with a beautiful rusty-gold colored short coat. In Hungarian "Vizsla" means alert and responsive. It is robust but lightly built. In the past few years this breed has become a popular work, show and companion dog. This is an active, energetic working dog with enormous stamina. It is reliable with children and will quickly adapt to family life. The Vizsla is a fine retriever with an excellent nose, and is a good small game and bird hunter and pointer - even on marshy terrain.


Russet gold; small white marks on chest and feet acceptable.


The coat is short, dense and straight. It is easy to keep in peak condition. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.

Health Issues:

Prone to hip dysplasia. To minimize the risk of your Vizsla developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a dog from a reputable Hungarian Vizsla breeder.

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