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Name German Shorthaired Pointer Wirehaired Vizsla Vizsla
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Other Names
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Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Kurzhaar
Deutsch Kurzhaar
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
Drótszőrű magyar vizsla
Hungarian Pointer
Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer
Magyar Vizsla
Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla
Hungarian Vizsla
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? Which is more expensive?
$600-$800 $800-$1000 $800-$1200
Availability
Which is easier to get, German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
Very frequent: The German Shorthaired Pointer is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Wirehaired Vizsla is easier than average to get.
Very frequent: The Vizsla is quite easy to get.

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? Which is the smallest dog, German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
Large
Medium
Medium Large
Weight
Which is heavier, German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Wirehaired Vizsla? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla weight comparison:
Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla height comparison:
Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (57-64 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (60.5 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla coat comparison:
Dense Wiry Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Colors
What are the original German Shorthaired Pointer, Wirehaired Vizsla and Vizsla color?
Roan
Liver
White
Black
Golden
Reddish-Brown
Russet
Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla grooming comparison:
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Wirehaired Vizsla doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or {name3 shedding:
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
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Wirehaired Vizslas shed none to minimal.
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Vizslas shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Bold
Intelligent
Boisterous
Cooperative
Trainable
Friendly
Intelligent
Going
Loving
Loyal
Protective
Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla intelligence:
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla trainability comparison.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
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Wirehaired Vizslas are easy to train.
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Vizslas are easy to train.
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Playfulness
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla playfulness comparison:
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
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The Wirehaired Vizsla is a playful breed.
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The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Wirehaired Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla?
Average to High: German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Wirehaired Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla social needs comparison:
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
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Wirehaired Vizslas are kinda antisocial.
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Vizslas are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla?
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
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Low: The Wirehaired Vizsla barks none to minimal.
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Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
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Wirehaired Vizslas are good watchdogs.
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Vizslas are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
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Wirehaired Vizslas strongly protect their territory.
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Vizslas are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Wirehaired Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

German Shorthaired Pointer bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Wirehaired Vizsla bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Vizsla bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla mouthiness comparison:
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Wirehaired Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Wirehaired Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Wirehaired Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the German Shorthaired Pointer breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Wirehaired Vizsla breed in the home.
It is not recommended to keep the Vizsla breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Wirehaired Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Wirehaired Vizslas handle alone time quite well.
Vizslas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? Which dog is more friendly?
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Wirehaired Vizslas are stranger-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Wirehaired Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are dog-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla?
Yes
German Shorthaired Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Wirehaired Vizslas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Vizslas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
German Shorthaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Wirehaired Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla Health Comparison

Health Issues
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla health comparison. Which is the healthier: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla?
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla health problems comparison:
Gastric Torsion
Hypothyroidism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Von Willebrand's Disease
Entropion
Pannus
Lymphedema
Cardiomyopathy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Addison's Disease
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Cancer
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Eye Infections
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Kidney Issues
Skin Allergies
Cancer
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Sebaceous Adenitis
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The German Shorthaired Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Wirehaired Vizsla should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Vizsla should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla lifespan comparison. How long do German Shorthaired Pointer, Wirehaired Vizsla and Vizsla breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of German Shorthaired Pointer: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Wirehaired Vizsla: 13 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Vizsla: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla energy level comparison:
German Shorthaired Pointers are high-energy dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are high-energy dogs.
Vizslas are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Wirehaired Vizslas need quite a lot of exercise.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Wirehaired Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Wirehaired Vizsla has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Vizsla has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla?

Medium

The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Wirehaired Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Wirehaired Vizsla is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Vizsla is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: German Shorthaired Pointer or Wirehaired Vizsla or Vizsla? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla?

Not really

German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Wirehaired Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can German Shorthaired Pointer and Wirehaired Vizsla and Vizsla have?
7-12 puppies 6-10 puppies 6-8 puppies

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs Vizsla Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club

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