Basics of Dog Breed : Vizsla

Posted on September 29 2018

Basics of Dog Breed : Vizsla

Breed Information:

Other names: Hungarian Braque, Rövidszörü Magyar Vizsla
Origin: Hungary
FCI Group: Stop dogs
FCI number: 57
Hair type: Short
Shape of the head: Long

Race history

From the 18th century, the breed is very popular with hunters. Pointer competitions were held at the end of the 19th century in his home country of Hungary, and the Vizsla is a remarkable example. More sustained breeding began in 1920. The breed of Vizsla was recognized definitively by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on August 12, 1954, after a first recognition in 1936.

Physical characteristics

The Vizsla is a medium-sized hunting dog with a harmonious silhouette. It gives an impression of elegance, beauty and strength. The Vizsla differs from the Hungarian Bristle-haired Pointer by the appearance and texture of his less-used dress. His hair: short, tight, hard to the touch. Thinner, shorter and more silky on the head and ears. No undercoat. Its color: different shades of golden-brown, darker in the ears. His head: dry, full of nobility, well proportioned. The skull is of moderate width and a little bulging and moderate stop. The truffle is broad, the nostrils well open, the muzzle truncated and not pointed. 

His ears: medium high attached, placed slightly behind, V-shaped rounded flattened against the cheeks. 
Her eyes are oval, medium-sized, brown in color, with a look full of vivacity and intelligence. 
His body: slightly longer than high (height at the withers). The neck is moderately long, in harmony with the rest of the body, the muscular withers, the strong and straight back and the rather long rump. 
Tail: Tethered rather low, thick at base and tapering gradually towards end, carried straight or light saber, well covered with hair.

Weight and size

Weight Cut
Female Between 20 kg and 28 kg Between 54 cm and 60 cm
Male Between 22 kg and 30 kg Between 58 cm and 64 cm

A Vizsla dog is classified as a medium-sized dog .

Behavior and character

The Vizsla is a dog with a balanced personality . Very attached to his master , he is an excellent companion for the whole family. He is naturally lively and friendly , without being shy or aggressive. The Vizsla has all the qualities of a versatile hunting and hunting dog. Its tremendous adaptability allows it to evolve remarkably on a variety of terrain types. He enjoys working with water and does not hesitate to pursue game. Its particularly developed nose and firm stop are very popular with hunters.

Education ...
Renowned as easy to educate , the Hungarian Shorthaired Braque must be educated with a clever combination of firmness and gentleness. This sensitive dog loves to please his master and must never be brutalized.


The Vizsla is a dog with rather solid health , without particular problems.

Maintenance & Hygiene


The maintenance of the Vizsla is extremely simple . Regular brushing is enough to keep it clean, as is inspection and cleaning of the ears.

Outings ...
The Hungarian Shorthaired Braque must be able to enjoy long daily outings . He must have the opportunity, as much as possible, to evolve freely in the woods or in the plains to spend himself and express his hunter instincts.

Hygiene ...
It is recommended to brush the dog once a week to maintain his hair and skin. After each outing, the inside of your ears should be inspected to detect and remove any debris that may cause an infection.

Living conditions

The Vizsla can adapt to living in an apartment if it is sufficiently walk in everyday life. A large fenced garden would be perfect for him.

Price and budget

Minimum Maximum
Buying price 700 € 900 €

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