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Wirehaired Vizsla Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Wirehaired Vizsla so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginHungary
Group Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names does the Wirehaired Vizsla have? The dog breed also known as...
Drótszőrű magyar vizsla, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Wirehaired Vizsla recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Is Wirehaired Vizsla recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Wirehaired Vizsla breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Continental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubUnited Kennel ClubAmerican Rare Breed Association
Price
How much does the Wirehaired Vizsla puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Wirehaired Vizsla price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Wirehaired Vizsla, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Wirehaired Vizsla for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wirehaired Vizsla gets to a happy place.

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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Wirehaired Vizsla size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Wirehaired Vizsla weigh? Wirehaired Vizsla weight:
Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Wirehaired Vizsla? Wirehaired Vizsla average weight:
Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wirehaired Vizsla? Wirehaired Vizsla height:
Male: 23-25 inches (57-64 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Wirehaired Vizsla average height:
Male: 24 inches (60.5 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Wirehaired Vizsla have? What does this canine coat look like?
Wiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Wirehaired Vizsla's coat?
GoldenReddish-BrownRusset
Grooming
How to groom the Wirehaired Vizsla and how often?
Easy to groom: The Wirehaired Vizsla doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Wirehaired Vizsla is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Drótszőrű magyar vizsla? Wirehaired Vizsla shedding level:
Wirehaired Vizslas shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Wirehaired Vizsla dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wirehaired Vizsla have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FriendlyIntelligentGoingLovingLoyalProtective
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wirehaired Vizsla? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Wirehaired Vizsla obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Wirehaired Vizsla dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Wirehaired Vizslas are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wirehaired Vizsla sensitivity:
Wirehaired Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Wirehaired Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Drótszőrű magyar vizsla need? Wirehaired Vizsla social needs:
Wirehaired Vizslas are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs bark a lot? Why does my Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla bark?
Low: The Wirehaired Vizsla barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Wirehaired Vizsla good as a watchdog?
Wirehaired Vizslas are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Wirehaired Vizslas will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Wirehaired Vizslas strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Wirehaired Vizsla bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Drótszőrű magyar vizsla? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wirehaired Vizsla? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Wirehaired Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Wirehaired Vizsla do?
Wirehaired Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Wirehaired Vizslas need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wirehaired Vizsla to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Wirehaired Vizsla roam?
Wirehaired Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wirehaired Vizsla have high prey drive?
Wirehaired Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Wirehaired Vizsla good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Wirehaired Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Wirehaired Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Wirehaired Vizslas handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog
Where Wirehaired Vizsla dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Wirehaired Vizslas are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Wirehaired Vizsla dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wirehaired Vizsla and children:
Wirehaired Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Wirehaired Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Wirehaired Vizsla good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Wirehaired Vizslas are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Wirehaired Vizsla can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Wirehaired Vizslas good office dogs? Do Wirehaired Vizslas make good office friendly dogs? Can Wirehaired Vizslas be ofiice dogs?
No
Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Drótszőrű magyar vizsla temperament with senior people? Are Wirehaired Vizsla dogs good for elderly owners?
Wirehaired Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs get along with other pets? Are Wirehaired Vizsla dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wirehaired Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wirehaired Vizsla breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Wirehaired Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wirehaired Vizsla be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wirehaired Vizsla be a therapy dog?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Wirehaired Vizsla breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wirehaired Vizsla be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wirehaired Vizsla be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wirehaired Vizsla be a boat dog?
Yes
Wirehaired Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Wirehaired Vizsla be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs have health problems?
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Wirehaired Vizsla breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wirehaired Vizsla breed? Health risks of Wirehaired Vizsla:
Addison's DiseaseAutoimmune Hemolytic AnemiaCancerCushing's SyndromeEar InfectionsElbow DysplasiaEpilepsyEye InfectionsHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)Kidney IssuesSkin Allergies
Life Expectancy
How long do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Wirehaired Vizsla be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wirehaired Vizsla breed hypoallergenic?
No
Wirehaired Vizslas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Wirehaired Vizsla have?
Wirehaired Vizslas are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Wirehaired Vizsla dogs require per day?
Wirehaired Vizslas need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Wirehaired Vizslas don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Wirehaired Vizsla need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Wirehaired Vizsla risk for obesity:
Average. The Wirehaired Vizsla has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Wirehaired Vizsla's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Wirehaired Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Wirehaired Vizsla drool?
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wirehaired Vizsla could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Wirehaired Vizsla. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Wirehaired Vizsla puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Wirehaired Vizsla: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Wirehaired Vizsla have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Wirehaired Vizsla have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Pros & Cons of Wirehaired Vizsla

Pros
  • Trainability: Wirehaired Vizslas are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Wirehaired Vizsla doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Wirehaired Vizslas shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Wirehaired Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Wirehaired Vizslas are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Wirehaired Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wirehaired Vizslas handle alone time quite well.
  • Child Friendly: Wirehaired Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Wirehaired Vizslas are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Wirehaired Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Boat Dog: Wirehaired Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Wirehaired Vizslas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Wirehaired Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Mouthiness: Wirehaired Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wirehaired Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Office Friendly: Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wirehaired Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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