Hungarian Vizsla

Other names : Vizsla, Wirehaired Vizsla, Hungarian Pointer, Magyar Vizsla, Rövidszörü Magyar Vizsla, Drötzörü Magyar Vizsla

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Life expectancy

The Hungarian Vizsla has a life expectancy of between 12 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 21 and 24 in
Male Between 23 and 25 in

Adult weight

Female Between 40 and 77 lb
Male Between 44 and 60 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Hungarian Vizsla costs between £780 and £1010

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More details about the Hungarian Vizsla

Hungarian Vizsla: Origins and history

We know very little about his origins: he is perhaps the result of a cross between a Hungarian Hound (a short-legged Transylvanian or Pannonian Hound) and a ‘yellow’ hunting dog from Turkey. Recent studies have brought attention to the presence of Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound) blood in him too. The breed, more commonly called Vizsla, is believed to have been born in the 17th century, but has attained its current characteristics over the course of the 19th century, through cross-breeding with various foreign Pointer breeds.

FCI classification of the Hungarian Vizsla

  • Group 7 - Pointing Dogs

  • Section 1 : Continental Pointing Dogs

Hungarian Vizsla: Varieties

  • Short-haired Vizsla
  • Wire-haired Vizsla

Training a Hungarian Vizsla

The Vizsla is reputed as being particularly submissive and easy to train, and this is far from being hearsay. This work dog does indeed love to learn, and to please their master.

Therein, he is a very pleasant and cooperative companion, especially if his owner’s approach is coherent, good-willed and fair. 

Brutality does not work with this sensitive dog, who digs his heels in at the faintest demonstration of violence, be it physical or psychological.

Hungarian Vizsla: Purchase price

The price of a Hungarian Pointer varies depending on its origins, age, and variety (short-haired or wire-haired). You have to count an average of £1010  for dogs subscribed to the Kennel Club. 

With regards to the monthly budget required to meet the needs of a dog of this size, you have to estimate an average of £40 per month.

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