Wirehaired Vizsla

Breed origin: Hungary
Original purpose: Hunting dog.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: males 45 to 65 lbs; females 40 to 55 lbs
Size: Height: males 22¾ to 25¼ inches; females 21¼ to 23½ inches
Color: Various shades of russet gold and dark sandy gold.

Life span: 12 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Wirehaired Vizsla is energetic, affectionate, intelligent, confident, passionate, and loyal. They are easy to train, but are sensitive and cannot tolerate rough treatment. They are generally quiet, only barking when necessary. Highly energetic, they require access to a large, securely fenced area where they can run daily. They will likely become destructive or hyperactive if they do not get enough exercise. They are excellent swimmers and will often swim in a pool if they have access to one. Wirehaired Vizslas love to be close to their owners all the time, and are gentle around children, making them great family companions.

Good with children? Yes

Intelligent? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Exercise requirement: Half and hour to an hour of exercise daily in a large off-leash area.

Known health problems: Allergies, autoimmune diseases, cancer, cataracts, entropion, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, sub-aortic stenosis.

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America Rescue

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