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Vizsla vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs French Brittany – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Vizsla vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs French Brittany" Compare Vizsla and Wirehaired Vizsla. Which is better: Vizsla or Wirehaired Vizsla or French Brittany?
Name Vizsla Wirehaired Vizsla French Brittany
OriginsHungary Hungary France
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank30155336
Reviews811
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Other Names Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla Drótszőrű magyar vizsla, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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. Not recognized by FCI.
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
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
No set
Price $800-$1200 $800-$1000 $700-$800

General Appearance - Vizsla vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs French Brittany

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight 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) Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Avg. Weight 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) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (57-64 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm) Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 24 inches (60.5 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Vizsla vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs French Brittany

Coat Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Wiry Dense
Colors Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
Golden
Reddish-Brown
Russet
Liver
White
Orange
Roan
Grooming
Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Wirehaired Vizsla doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The French Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Vizslas shed moderately.
Wirehaired Vizslas shed none to minimal.
French Brittanys are low shedders.

Characteristics - Vizsla vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs French Brittany

Temperament Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Friendly
Intelligent
Going
Loving
Loyal
Protective
Alert
Intelligent
Social
Independent
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low: The French Brittany if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Vizslas are easy to train.
Wirehaired Vizslas are easy to train.
French Brittanys are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a playful breed.
The French Brittany is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Wirehaired Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
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.
Wirehaired Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
French Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Vizslas are a social breed.
Wirehaired Vizslas are kinda antisocial.
French Brittanys need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
Low: The Wirehaired Vizsla barks none to minimal.
Average: The French Brittany barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Vizslas are average watchdogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are good watchdogs.
French Brittanys are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Vizslas are average defenders.
Wirehaired Vizslas strongly protect their territory.
French Brittanys are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Wirehaired Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Wirehaired Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
French Brittanys have an 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.
Wirehaired Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the French Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Wirehaired Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
French Brittanys have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Wirehaired Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
French Brittanys are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Wirehaired Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Wirehaired Vizslas handle alone time quite well.
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.

Good With - Vizsla vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs French Brittany

Stranger Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Wirehaired Vizslas are stranger friendly dogs.
French Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
French Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Wirehaired Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
French Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are dog-friendly dogs.
French Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
French Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Wirehaired Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
French Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Wirehaired Vizslas are generally with other pets.
French Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Wirehaired Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
French Brittanys 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Yes
Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Wirehaired Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
French Brittany 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.

Health Factors - Vizsla vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs French Brittany

Health Issues
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The French Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cancer
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Sebaceous Adenitis
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
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Eye Problems
Familial Inherited Renal Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are high energy dogs.
French Brittanys are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Wirehaired Vizslas need quite a lot of exercise.
French Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Wirehaired Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
French Brittanys 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. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Wirehaired Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Brittany is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Vizsla vs Wirehaired Vizsla vs French Brittany

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 6-10 puppies 1-11 puppies

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