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Vizsla vs Pudelpointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer Comparison - Dog breed selector: Hungarian Vizsla or Pudel or Deutsch Kurzhaar? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Vizsla vs Pudelpointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer" Compare Vizsla and Pudelpointer. Which is better: Vizsla or Pudelpointer or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Name Vizsla Pudelpointer German Shorthaired Pointer
OriginsHungary Germany Germany
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank3024410
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Other Names Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla Pudel, Pudlepointer, Puddle Pointer, Poodle Pointer, Pudle Pointer, Pudel Pointer Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group 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 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
No data available 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
Price
Which is cheaper Vizsla or Pudelpointer or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $800-$1000 $600-$800

Vizsla vs Pudelpointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Vizsla or Pudelpointer or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Large Large Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier Vizsla or Pudelpointer or Pudelpointer?
Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller Vizsla or Pudelpointer or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 24.5 inches (62 cm), 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Vizsla vs Pudelpointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Wiry
Dense
Harsh
Double
Waterproof
Dense
Colors Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
Liver
Brown
Black
Roan
Liver
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Pudelpointer doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Vizslas shed moderately.
Pudelpointers shed none to minimal.
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.

Vizsla vs Pudelpointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Calm
Selfish
Controlled
Outright
Tempered
Independent
Affectionate
Bold
Intelligent
Boisterous
Cooperative
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Pudelpointer is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Vizslas are easy to train.
Pudelpointers are easy to train.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
The Pudelpointer is a playful breed.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Pudelpointers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pudelpointers are highly affectionate dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Vizslas are a social breed.
Pudelpointers are a social breed.
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Average: The Pudelpointer barks occasionally.
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Pudelpointers are good watchdogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Vizslas are average defenders.
Pudelpointers are average defenders.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pudelpointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pudelpointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Pudelpointers have average wanderlust potential.
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Pudelpointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Vizsla kutyafajtát.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Pudelpointer kutyafajtát.
Nem lakásbarát kutya German Shorthaired Pointer.
Adaptability
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pudelpointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Vizsla or Pudelpointer or German Shorthaired Pointer?
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.
Pudelpointers 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting 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.

Vizsla vs Pudelpointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Pudelpointers are stranger friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Pudelpointers are kid-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Pudelpointers are cat-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Pudelpointers are dog-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Pudelpointer is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
German Shorthaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pudelpointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Pudelpointers are usually friendly towards other pets.
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Vizsla vs Pudelpointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
No
Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Pudelpointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
German Shorthaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
Yes
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
Yes
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.
Boat Dog Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Pudelpointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Vizsla vs Pudelpointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pudelpointer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cancer
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Sebaceous Adenitis
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Gastric Torsion
Hypothyroidism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Von Willebrand's Disease
Entropion
Pannus
Lymphedema
Cardiomyopathy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 9-11 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Pudelpointers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Pudelpointers have an average exercise need.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Pudelpointers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 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. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pudelpointer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pudelpointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pudelpointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Vizsla vs Pudelpointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 4-6 puppies 7-12 puppies

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