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Wirehaired Vizsla

Wirehaired Vizsla

Wirehaired Vizsla Characteristics: The energetic and faithful Wirehaired Vizsla is a breed of large dog classified as a member of the Sporting Dog Group (AKC:1914).

The Wirehaired Vizsla, is characterized by its distinguished, elegant appearance with a lightly built, wire-coated  body and a majestic but lively expression.

Other characteristics include brown, medium sized, slightly oval shaped eyes; long, rounded ?V? shape, dropped ears; a strong, slightly curved tail and a lively, graceful gait. The temperament of the Wirehaired Vizsla can be described as Gentle, exuberant, loyal.

The coat type of the Wirehaired Vizsla is described as strong, wiry, dense coat in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Wirehaired Vizsla demonstrated the desired traits of a Gun dog (Pointer and Retriever) and is known by its nick name the "Magyar Vizsla". The origin of the Wirehaired Vizsla dog breed was in Hungary where it was developed in the 1930's.

Wirehaired Vizsla Breed Group and Dog Type - Sporting Dog Group (AKC:1914): The Wirehaired Vizsla is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Sporting Dog Group (AKC:1914).

Other names for the Wirehaired Vizsla: The Wirehaired Vizsla is known by the nickname of the "Magyar Vizsla". Other names for this breed of dog include the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, Hungarian Wire-haired Pointing Dog and Drotzoru Magyar Vizsla.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Wirehaired Vizsla" derives from the description of its coat and the Hungarian word meaning "pointer". 

Wirehaired Vizsla History and Origin: The country of origin of the Wirehaired Vizsla breed was in Hungary during the 1930's. However, it was a strain of the ancient Vizsla that were used by the Magyar tribes as hunting dogs when their tribes ruled a vast territory in Hungary under Attila the Hun (406453). The original Wirehaired Vizsla has a short, smooth, dense coat but Hungarian breeders noticed that some had thicker coats which provided them with better protection in water and rough bushes.

A dog breeder called Mr. Vasas Jozsef developed the Wirehaired Vizsla by crossing the original breed that had denser coats with a German Wirehaired Pointer. The result was the Wirehaired Vizsla which was successfully exported to other countries in Europe and to the United States. The Wirehaired Vizsla was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2014.

Wirehaired Vizsla Height: The Wirehaired Vizsla breed is classified as a large sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 22.5 - 25 inches (57 - 64 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 21 - 23.5 inches (53 - 60 cm).

Wirehaired Vizsla Weight: Not surprisingly for a large sized dog, the weight of a male dog is 45 - 60 pounds (20 - 27 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 40 - 55 pounds (18 - 25 kg).

Wirehaired Vizsla Coat Type: The coat type is described as strong, wiry, dense coat (wirehaired). The term "Wire" refers to hair that is coarse and that facial furnishings are present.

Wirehaired Vizsla Coat Colors: The coat colors of this wirehaired dog breed consist of various shades of russet gold and dark sandy gold.

Wirehaired Vizsla Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Wirehaired Vizsla are categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy coat and reduce the risk of skin infections.

The limited dog grooming needs of the Wirehaired Vizsla are therefore considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming with casual brushing and combing. Dog Grooming needs should also include bathing the wirehaired dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the eyes, ears, nails and teeth.

Wirehaired Vizsla Litter Size: The litter size of this wirehaired dog breed ranges from 5 - 10 puppies. Wirehaired Vizsla puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Wirehaired Vizsla puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Wirehaired Vizsla Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular wirehaired dog breed is described as Energetic, Gentle, exuberant, loyal and Faithful.

Wirehaired Vizsla Exercise Requirements -  HIGH Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is high. The Wirehaired Vizsla requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately one to two hours each day. This large, powerful dog has a lively, graceful gait with strides of a moderate length and requires a brisk walking speed or jogging by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.

Wirehaired Vizsla Diet: A fully grown Wirehaired Vizsla should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family.

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Wirehaired Vizsla Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Wirehaired Vizsla breed include Hip dysplasia, eye disease and cancer. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Wirehaired Vizsla dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Wirehaired Vizsla Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Wirehaired Vizsla breed is 12-15 years.

Wirehaired Vizsla Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Wirehaired Vizsla breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Wirehaired Vizsla names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Gosha *** Yegor *** Renat *** Ivan *** Vadim *** Max *** Niko *** Anton *** Leonid *** Dmitriy *** Maksim.

Wirehaired Vizsla Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Wirehaired Vizsla names are Nastya *** Olga *** Polina *** Kira *** Tanya *** Karina *** Polly *** Arina *** Tatyana *** Yana.

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