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Young DreamPoint Kennels' Wirehaired Vizsla playing in the woods and creek

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla


The Wirehaired Vizsla is a breed of dog that originated in Hungary. They are known for their hunting abilities and make great companions for active families. They have a distinctive wire-like coat that requires occasional grooming and exercise needs that should keep them healthy and happy. Overall, the Wirehaired Vizsla is a loyal and energetic breed that can make a great addition to the right home.


The Wirehaired Vizsla is a friendly and affectionate breed, known for their loyalty and devotion to their owners. They make great family pets and can get along with other pets and children. Although they have a lot of energy and can get bored easily, they are lively, happy, and eager to please. Training sessions should be kept fun, interesting, and with consistency. Overall, the Wirehaired Vizsla is a wonderful companion for those who can provide them with the attention and care they need.

Wirhaired Vizsla (WV) on the back of a truck bed with a dog box behind her


WVs have a dense wiry coat, with a shaggy beard and eyebrows setting off a bright, lively expression. Classified as medium-sized, the WV will stand a shade taller and be a bit heavier than his smooth-coat cousin. Their nose and eyes smartly complement the coat.

Color: Golden-rust with occasion white markings

CoatThe Wirehaired Vizsla's coat is a distinguishing feature of the breed. It is dense, wiry, and harsh to the touch, providing excellent protection against the elements. Occasional grooming is necessary to maintain the coat's texture and prevent matting. Overall, the Wirehaired Vizsla's coat is a beautiful and functional aspect of this unique breed.

Height: Males stand 23-25 inches tall and the smaller females average

21.5-23 inches in height

Weight: Males weigh in around 55-65 pounds whereas females range from 45-55 pounds


This breed is highly energetic and needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They love being around their owners and are happiest when doing activities together. As a result, they make great companions for owners who enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, or jogging. It's important to provide them with opportunities to run freely.

Hunting Ability

The Wirehaired Vizsla is a highly adaptable hunting dog that possesses exceptional tracking abilities and a sharp sense of smell. They are renowned for their capacity to hunt in diverse terrains, including water and dense cover. Their innate hunting instincts and strong prey drive make them a preferred choice among hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

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"The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla has one of the best temperaments of any dog breed."

Ron Behnke, DreamPoint Kennels Owner

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