Wirehaired Vizsla

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Wirehaired Vizsla

Overview

The Wirehaired Vizsla, also called the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, the Wirehaired Hungarian Vizsla, the Hungarian Wirehaired inform Dog, the Drotzoru Magyar Vizsla or just the WHV, is a vigorous hunting dog prized by hunters for its intelligence, stamina, natural pointing, and retrieving skills. The breed gets its name from its dense, thin coat, that provides protection in inclement weather. The Wirehaired Vizsla’s water resistant coat conjointly permits it to perform icy water retrievals. This is often a natural Gundog with a wonderful nose and a tractable, extremely trainable temperament. Wirehaired Vizslas are energetic animals that need regular exercise to take care of their emotional and condition. Developed within the Nineteen Thirties from selective crossings of purebred swish coated Vizslas and German Wirehaired Pointers, this intelligent, fond, sensitive dog makes a fine hunting partner and trustworthy family companion. The Wirehaired Vizsla was accepted into the American Kennel Club’s Foundation Stock Service register in 2008. It absolutely was approved to contend altogether AKC Companion events (obedience, rally, agility) and Performance trials (hunting, tracking, field) effective January 1, 2009, and it became eligible to contend in AKC conformation shows as a Sporting breed within the Miscellaneous category in January of 2011. The height of the male Wirehaired Vizla is 22.5 - 25 inches, female’s height is 21 - 23.5 inches. The weight of Male Wirehaired Vizla is 45 - 60 pounds and weight of females Wirehaired Vizla 40 - 55 pounds. Generally, the life expectancy of the Wirehaired Vizla is under 12-15 years.

Wirehaired Vizsla History

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The Creation of the breed is dates back to 1930s, the Falconers and the hunters wised to develop a breed with the same qualities and colors as Vizla has, moreover, the dogs that can meet the severe weather and rough terrain conditions. The Hungarian Visla Club concluded the heavier, hardy built, and wired coat dogs of Visla breed eventually. Initially, 2 female Vizlas has been bred to a solid liver German Wirehaired Pointer and by 1944, the 60, three generation dogs were written in the stud book. In early 1970, the first Wirehaired Vizlas have been brought to North America. AKC recognized it as a breed in July 2, 2014.

Wirehaired Vizsla Life Expectancy

Generally, the life expectancy of the Wirehaired Vizla is under 12-15 years.

Wirehaired Vizsla Appearance

The Wirehaired Vizsla has a lean and noble head, with moderate stop, the skull is fairly wide and a little longer than the tapering muzzle with wide and broad well developed nostrils, the nose color is brown. Neither prominent nor deep oval shaped eyes are medium in size and coloring dark. (Black & Yellow eyes are not acceptable). V shaped ears of the breed are fairly low-set, hanging near the cheeks. The Jaws are robust and powerful. Teeth are scissor bit. Fairly long neck is muscular, smooth and strong. Chest is broad and deep with prominent breast bone. The hindquarters seem straight when viewed from rear. With short toes feet are round, tightly arched. Low set tail is fairly thick, typically 1/3 docked. The coat of the breed is well fitting closely and smooth, the colors of the coat are russet gold, little marks of white color on the feet and chest should not be penalized.

Wirehaired Vizsla Weight and Height

The height of the male Wirehaired Vizla is 22.5 - 25 inches, female’s height is 21 - 23.5 inches. The weight of Male Wirehaired Vizla is 45 - 60 pounds and weight of females Wirehaired Vizla 40 - 55 pounds.

Wirehaired Vizsla Temperament

The versatile Wirehaired Vizlas are medium sized hunter. It has an outstanding nose for tracking and hunting in addition to a natural point and retrieve. Though, it is symmetrical to the smooth-coated Vizla in various ways, but accepted as a different breed. Sociable, outgoing, friendly and gentle, the Wirehaired Vizlas are brilliant devoted family companion. Intelligent, not only trainable for hunting, but also for other sports including obedience and agility. Keenly calm, tender, mild and friendly to the kids and spend time to play with children even for many hours. With no physical sufficient exertion, it may tend to be excitable for young toddlers, but may be excellent with considerate and energetic children. These dogs are adaptable and adjust in family life, good with other dogs. So expressive and loving, the Wirehaired Vizlas are very gentle. It must need a daily physical stimulation if not sufficiently exercised, it may tend to be destructive. It needs, firm, kind, patient, and an authoritative pack leader. It is nice and good dogs. The some talents of the breed are retrieving, tracking, pointing, competitive obedience and watchdog.

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Wirehaired Vizsla With Children and Other Pets

Keenly calm, tender, mild and friendly to the kids and spend time to play with children even for many hours. With no physical sufficient exertion, it may tend to be excitable for young toddlers, but may be excellent with considerate and energetic children. These dogs are adaptable and adjust in family life, good with other dogs. The breed is though described as hunting breed, but it can tend to be good with cats whom they raised together. It never be trustworthy for small animals such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs etc.

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Wirehaired Vizsla Care and Grooming

Loose fitting coat of the breed is rather harsh with no gloss. It is rather easy to groom, Just brush with a bristle brush and dry shampoo time to time. Bath with mild soap only when necessary. The nail of the breed must be trimmed. The breed is average shedding.

Wirehaired Vizsla Health Issues

The Wirehaired Vizlas can prone to hip dysplasia.

Wirehaired Vizsla Training

The dog is highly trainable, but it needs a firm, patient, kind and calm trainer. If it senses the trainer is not so dominated with an authority it may tend to be stubborn. It is very necessary to obedience train the breed. Not only a highly trainable, but also eager to please if an owner gets it to understand rightly what it want of it. If you fail to train, it may tend to be so hard a difficult to control.

Wirehaired Vizsla Exercise

The breed is not suitable for apartment livings, however, it is moderately inactive indoors and can do well with even a small yard. This is an active and energetic dog with an immense stamina so it must want to have plenty of daily exercise to drain out its energy. In addition to usual long walk, it may wish to have some fair opportunities to run and romp freely. It is best the breed must be kept on leash when on walk, run or jog. If it does not have sufficient daily exercises, the breed may tend to be destructive.

Wirehaired Vizsla Other Names

Wirehaired Vizsla, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, Hungarian Wire-haired Pointing Dog, Drotzoru Magyar Vizsla

Wirehaired Vizsla Recognition

It is recognized CKC, NAVHDA, ARBA, UKC, FCI, CKC, NKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR, AKC/FSS, ACA.

Wirehaired Vizsla Group

Gun Dog.

Wirehaired Vizsla Good Names

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