Hungarian Vizsla


Other names Vizsla

Adult size Medium, Large

Variants None

Coat type Short hair

Weight 20 - 30 kg

Height 54 - 64 cm

Life expectancy 14- 15 years

Required daily excersie More than 60 minutes

Good with small children Yes

Non-shedding No

Hypoallergenic No


Hungarian Vizslas are nicknamed “velcro” dogs because they attach to their people very easily. If a dog following you around does not suit your lifestyle then let us warn you now that this is not the breed for you. These dogs are versatile and hard-working, excelling in nearly every job that is given to them, which is why they are used as guide dogs, therapy dogs, and rescue dogs. Give them at least an hours worth of daily exercise and they’ll happily step up as your jogging partner if required. Vizslas are talkers and will communicate by whining and moaning to let you know how they are feeling. Their independent spirit is not their only admirable quality, as they are willing than most to participate and learn through training.

Lifestyle and Living Environment

Vizslas are eager to learn and you should train them with kindness and positive reinforcement. If not controlled early on, they can become recreational barkers. Their wire-haired coat can withstand cold climate and cold water better than most short haired breeds however it doesn't fully protect them. While they will get along with other dogs, even cats, Vizslas are not recommended for households with rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, or birds.

Common Health Issues

Epilepsy, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Lymphosarcoma, Progressive Retinal Atrophy.