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Which Dogs Belong To The Sporting Group Of Dogs? (Part 4) 11

The Magyar Vizsla is a popular hunting dog from Hungary. It comes in a short-haired and wire-haired version. Here in the profile, you will learn everything about the origin, the nature, and the attitude of the sensitive dogs.

History of the Magyar Vizslas

The origin of the popular pointing dogs is in Hungary in the 18th century. The dogs of the Magyars, a Eurasian horse-riding people, are considered to be the direct ancestors of the Magyar Vizslas. The golden-yellow color of the dogs was ideal for camouflage in the steppes and cornfields. The dogs interbred in Hungary with the Pannonian Hound, the Sloughi and the Turkish Pointer. They were mainly used for hunting pheasants or rabbits, but also waterfowl.

With the advent of other pointing dogs in Europe, the Vizslas became increasingly rare. In November 1916, breeders called for the rescue of the yellow pointer. The FCI officially recognized the breed as early as 1936. To preserve the breed, breeders crossed in the Hanoverian scent hound, the English Pointer and the German Shorthaired Pointer. Crossing the German Wirehaired Pointer resulted in the Wirehaired Vizslas, recognized by the FCI in 1965. Both variants of the breed are included in FCI Group 7 “Pointers” in Section 1.1 Continental Pointers – Type ‘Braque’.

Essence and character

The Magyar Vizsla is a sensitive and intelligent dog that likes to be close to its owner. A well-socialized representative of the breed can be fond of children and family. At home, the dear hunting dogs do not like to be alone and prefer to follow their owner at every turn. Nevertheless, the spirited hunting dog likes to work and needs meaningful employment. He is particularly happy when he can run and walk in the forest without a leash. His hunting instinct is strong. However, with consistent training, you can control it. A well-exercised Vizsla is a happy and cuddly four-legged partner.

Appearance of the Magyar Vizslas

The Hungarian Pointing Dog is elegant, sporty and has a harmonious physique. The back is straight and the proportions are balanced. The beagle’s straight nose is equipped with wide nostrils. These help him pick up the trail of prey more easily. The lively brown eyes are alert and the large V-shaped ears are set close to the head. The wiry or short, smooth coat of the Magyar Vizsla comes in various shades of bread yellow. Individual animals have small white spots. The structure of the coat is dense and shiny in the short-haired variant. The wire-haired Drötszörü Vizsla, on the other hand, stands straight and is wiry.

Education of the puppy

The training of the sensitive but self-confident Hungarian pointing dog requires sensitivity. Sensitive but consistent training of the Magyar Vizsla puppy is therefore important. Under no circumstances should you become aggressive or yell at the dog. He’s easily frightened and doesn’t forgive violence very easily. Nevertheless, you should appear confident and serve the young dog as a strong leader. Good socialization from a young age is just as important. It is therefore best to visit a dog school where the puppy can make contact with other dogs and train its social behavior. This is how the affectionate hunting dog becomes a lovable and loyal family pet.

Activities with the Magyar Vizsla

The most important thing for the Vizsla is a meaningful and demanding occupation. When hunting, the dog is in its element and professionally helps its owner. The so-called “leading” is in his blood. When tracking down game, it remains motionless, usually with its front leg raised. He points with his nose in the direction of the prey. As a result, when he is not in the hands of a hunter, he needs a worthy alternative occupation. You can best utilize the demanding dog with dog sports such as tracking, agility or mantrailing. Training to be a rescue dog would also be great. Since the dog breed has a strong affinity for water, you should go swimming more often, especially in summer.

Health and care

The short-haired Magyar Vizsla has a low-maintenance coat that practically cleans itself. In other respects, too, the dogs are among the robust breeds and do not require any special care. Nevertheless, you should check the condition of the dog daily and check it for bugs after walks. The diet of the dog breed is uncomplicated. Nevertheless, you should of course pay attention to a healthy and balanced feeding. The so-called Vizsla myositis is known as a hereditary disease. The bite muscles are severely weakened here, so that the affected dogs eventually have problems swallowing.

Is the Magyar Vizsla right for me?

If you are thinking about purchasing a Magyar Vizsla, there are a few things you should consider beforehand. With a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years, you bond with your four-legged friend for a long time. The agile pointing dog is very demanding and needs good physical and mental workload. So he is not a dog for a small city apartment, but needs a lot of space to romp and play. A house with a secure garden where he can let off steam would be ideal. Of course, you also have to take long walks with him every day. You should be just as sporty and adventurous as the dog. Hunting would be ideal, or alternatively plenty of time for sporting activities. The affectionate four-legged friend wants to be part of the family and is not a beginner’s dog.

If you finally decide to get the Hungarian Pointer, you should consult a local breeder. It is best if he is affiliated with the Hungarian Pointing Dog Association and has experience in breeding. For a purebred and vaccinated Magyar Vizsla puppy, you pay around 1000 euros. Also in the animal shelter you will always find pointing dogs or mixed breeds looking for a new home.


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The Weimaraner is considered the oldest German pointer breed and is still a versatile and passionate hunting dog. But the aristocrat among the dogs with the shiny silver coat and the proud expression is also becoming increasingly popular with non-hunters. However, it is only suitable as a family dog if it has sufficient alternative employment.

Appearance: A slim, muscular, and harmonious build

For a long time now, the sight of a Weimaraner has not only made hunters’ hearts beat faster. In particular, the silver-grey shimmering fur, which is rare in the dog world, and the expressive, amber-brown eyes, which are still sky-blue when they are puppies, are admired by many dog lovers.

With its slim, muscular, and harmonious build, the proud posture and the well-formed head with the long floppy ears, the Weimaraner embodies the perfect type of noble hunting dog.

How big do Weimaraners get?

When fully grown, the Weimaraner reaches a shoulder height of between 60 and 70 cm and is therefore one of the rather large dogs. The weight is between 30 and 40 kg. Bitches are generally smaller and lighter than their male counterparts.

Coat colors and texture

Their gray coat color varies from silver gray to fawn gray to mouse gray. A small amount of white markings on the chest and feet are permissible, but extremely rare.

Within the FCI, in addition to the typical short-haired Weimaraner, long-haired Weimaraners are also bred. Long-haired puppies were often undesirable in the past and are still very rare today. The American Kennel Club also only recognizes the short-haired breed in its standard.

Character: Elegant hunter

The grand ducal court in Weimar, which can be considered the cradle of the Weimaraner pedigree dog, valued the versatile hunting abilities of the elegant gray dog as early as the beginning of the 19th century.

His remarkably fine nose, his stamina, his sharpness towards game and predators as well as his obedience to his master and his instinct to guard and protect, which should not be underestimated, made the Weimaraner a useful and noble companion for nobles and hunters.

Hunting dog with high demands

Even today, the breeding suitability of the Weimaraner for hunting is still the main focus in its home country of Germany. According to the FCI breed standard, his reliability when pointing and water work as well as his noticeable tendency to work after the shot are decisive characteristics.

In this context, his versatility, his persistent search, his controlled temperament and his ease of handling are also emphasized. Dogs that cannot demonstrate these characteristics in a hunting performance test are not allowed to be bred in the breed’s country of origin. In order to meet the demands of a hunting dog, Weimaraners are only given to hunters in Germany.

Is a Weimaraner a Family Dog?

In the USA, Canada and Great Britain, the Weimaraner is in demand not only as a hunting dog but also as a rescue dog, therapy dog and as a police and drug sniffer dog. And even as a pure family and companion dog, the beautiful gray is enjoying increasing popularity.

It is therefore not surprising that in recent years there has been repeated discussion in his home country of Germany as to whether the Weimaraner is not also suitable as a family dog.

Last but not least, the elegant appearance has contributed to the fact that non-hunters are also showing more and more interest in the beautiful pedigree dogs. But can you really do justice to the Weimaraner by keeping it as a family dog?

Pro and con

While critics emphasize that the Weimaraner is a typical one-man dog that only obeys its master and tolerates other family members at most, proponents emphasize its people-relatedness, its attachment and its pronounced desire to learn. This will makes him not only a sensitive, but also an extremely loyal and obedient companion.

While these two assessments may seem quite different, there is probably some truth to both. After all, the character development of a dog depends not only on genes, but also on upbringing, socialization and the environment.

One thing is certain, the Weimaraner is a demanding dog that, as an original hunting dog, naturally has a great urge to move and a pronounced need for activity. So it belongs – if not in the hands of a hunter – at least in very experienced hands. Owners must respect and promote the special character of this breed.

Attitude: Not an easy companion dog

As already described, the opinions about the requirements for keeping a Weimaraner sometimes differ widely. While one side insists that only advanced hunters can do justice to this special hunting talent, the other side is convinced that the Weimaraner can also find enough workload in a family without hunting experience.

No matter which opinion you now want to believe more – it is undisputed that the Weimaraner is not an easy companion dog. He urgently needs a task that he can devote himself to with all his passion.

As an original hunting dog with a strong will of its own and a high level of intelligence, it needs consistent training right from the start. Likewise, he needs an appropriate task that promotes his strengths, respects his character and keeps him busy both mentally and physically every day.

Can physical and mental exercise work without hunting?

A task as a tracker, pointer or bloodhound certainly comes closest to the Weimaraner’s very own instincts. However, with the decline in hunters and hunting areas, many other original hunting dogs also had to look for alternative tasks.

In many industrialized countries there are now a number of dog sports and training opportunities that offer the dogs meaningful alternative activities. The Weimaraner will certainly enjoy dummy work, mantrailing, tracking or training to become a rescue dog.

It is important that he can carry out the alternative activity every day and that he combines both exercise and brains. A Weimaraner who doesn’t have a job that fills them both physically and mentally can quickly become a problem dog.

Make sure your dog gets a job he deserves. He will thank you with lifelong loyalty and a greater willingness to obey.

Welsh Springer Spaniel

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The Welsh Springer Spaniel belongs to FCI Group 8, Section 2 (Browsing Dogs). This makes it an active and playful companion for families and outdoor enthusiasts.

Origin and breed history

Dog experts consider the Welsh Springer Spaniel to be the oldest representative of the nine spaniel breeds. He has his home in Wales, Great Britain, where there were already in the 17th century types of dogs that were very similar to the Welsh Springer Spaniel in terms of appearance and reddish-brown and white coloring. The first Duke of Marlborough recognized their great potential as hunting dogs.

For a long time, all spaniels were grouped under the collective term “Field Spaniels”. The Welsh Springer Spaniel received its own name in 1803. From then on, spaniels were divided into “springing spaniels” and “cocking spaniels” according to their role in the hunt. The Springer Spaniel was responsible for tracking down and flushing out game – in the English hunter’s language: “to spring game into open”.

Despite their elegance and the beauty of their reddish-brown and white coat, Welsh Springer Spaniels have long been restricted to their hunting function. The so-called “beauty breed” passed them by and so they were able to preserve their originality as particularly persistent hunting and mountain dogs.

It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that a Welsh Springer Spaniel was shown at an exhibition by the breeder AT Williams. This was followed by its recognition as a distinct breed of dog by the Kennel Club. Today, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is a well-known but rarely bred dog.

Nature and character of the Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniels are characterized by their extremely friendly and affectionate, but also very temperamental nature. Therefore, especially as puppies, these dogs need a lot of attention and assertiveness from their human friends. They have a slight tendency to be stubborn when they don’t get enough exercise, but are otherwise in a good mood – whatever the weather or outdoor environment.

If you give a Welsh Springer Spaniel the attention and freedom of movement it needs, you can look forward to having an absolutely loyal, good-natured, intelligent and playful companion at your side in return. As hunting dogs, these spaniels have a very keen sense of smell. They are also inquisitive, curious and very quick to learn.

When the dogs are older, they usually become calmer – with the right training – and can relax in the corner in front of the television at family evenings and just watch along.

What is the temperament of a Welsh Springer Spaniel?

The Welsh Springer Spaniel has an extremely friendly and affectionate nature, but at the same time a very spirited one.

Training and husbandry of the Welsh Springer Spaniel – this is important to note

Because of its exuberant temperament, the Welsh Springer Spaniel needs a strong hand and a lot of attention, especially at the beginning. Neither too lax handling nor too hard training methods are fruitful with this dog. A trusting but determined approach and a loving relationship with “his” people are the right remedies against stubbornness in the Welsh Springer Spaniel.

Space is very important to him. As a mountain dog, it needs wide landscapes in which it can romp and is therefore only suitable for keeping in the city under the right conditions.

He loves the challenge of hunting and playing and can therefore be trained very well. The best way to cool off his wild, alert and sometimes stubborn stubbornness is in a fresh breeze or in cool water. That’s why you can make him very happy on vacation at the beach or by a lake or river. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a long mountain hike, mountain biking or canoe trip – this dog can and wants to be with you everywhere.

It is therefore a good choice for households with children. He is very good-natured and can keep up with almost any toddler in terms of endurance and cuddle factor.

He usually gets along with other dogs and even cats. The only thing he’s not good at is being alone. Owners should therefore be at home as much as possible and ready for long walks.

It should also be noted that hunting dogs often bark loudly. If you have sensitive ears or neighbors, this could be a problem.

Apart from that, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is also a perfect choice for beginners.

What should be considered when training the Welsh Springer Spaniel?

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is considered to be a particularly active and spirited dog. Accordingly, a strong hand and a lot of attention are needed, especially in the first few months after the birth.

Nutrition of the Welsh Springer Spaniel

Because of their compact build, some Welsh Springer Spaniels tend to be overweight. Therefore, they should never be given more than the recommended daily allowance of food. Exactly how much that is depends on the size of the dog. Typically, an adult Welsh Springer Spaniel with a good exercise routine will eat around 200-250g of muscle meat. This can be enriched with oatmeal, quark, vegetables or fruit so that the dog is supplied with all the necessary nutrients: with vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and sufficient water.

A regular, high-fiber nutritional boost can be achieved with raw, green beef tripe. Fish (boneless, of course) and raw eggs can also be on the menu once a week.

Many dog owners swear by the so-called BARF method, the species-appropriate raw feeding. Others prefer boiled foods for their Welsh Springer Spaniels. Dry and wet food are also fine – as long as the dog gets it and all the nutrients mentioned above are contained in sufficient quantities.

Health – life expectancy & common diseases

A Welsh Springer Spaniel has a life expectancy of 12-15 years. Representatives of his breed are considered to be particularly resilient, tough dogs. Although they also have some diseases, such as hereditary eye diseases and hip dysplasia, they basically have few health problems. Like other Spaniel breeds, they are prone to Familial Nephropathy (FN) and Canine Fucosidosis.

They may also experience hyperthyroidism with associated weight, skin, and hair problems. Epileptic seizures are also known in dogs of this type. But also these health ones

Disabilities don’t happen to them very often. Welsh Springer Spaniels can do well in both warm and cool climates. However, they prefer cold regions. Too much heat bothers them.

Welsh Springer Spaniel – Activities and Training

The best way to balance a Welsh Springer Spaniel’s urge to move is with extensive and exciting walks: mountain hikes, new, daring paths and watercourses for swimming and enjoying are spot on.

Search and hunting dogs are also retrievers. That’s why throwing sticks, fetching balls and sophisticated training are very popular with Welsh Springer Spaniels. Changing toys are a welcome addition to the daily walk, especially fetch toys and balls, but also more tricky activity games and water toys.

In addition, Welsh Springer Spaniels are the best candidates for all kinds of dog sports. Examples of suitable sports are:

Agility: This dog sport originated in England in the 1980s. It stands for agility, that is, it is about the dexterity, speed and coordination of the dogs. A course must be mastered according to fixed rules, which can consist of hurdles, slalom, tunnel, steep face, wall, suspension bridges, tire jumping and other challenges. The interaction between dog and human is very important. Holders cheer on their animal friends, guide them and give helping commands. Especially for people-oriented dogs like the Welsh Springer Spaniel, this sport offers a perfect opportunity to strengthen the relationship of trust between him and his owner.

Dogdancing: Dogdancing is an extremely fun dog sport from the USA, which has also become well known in other countries, such as Switzerland. Man and dog dance together and practice a real choreography. The aim is to achieve a sequence of steps that is as perfectly harmonious as possible. Here, too, dog and human have to be very close for the whole thing to work. One advantage is that this sport can be practiced anywhere and without any equipment. The living room parquet (or the carpet) offers exactly the right stage for this. The music played is a special highlight for many dogs.
Tracking: Tracking is great fun for hunting dogs like Welsh Springer Spaniels. For the treasures it finds, the dog should of course be given a treat and/or a good deal of stroking.

Good to know: Special features of the Welsh Springer Spaniel

What is special about this breed of dog is above all its simplicity and its extreme friendliness, also towards children. It is all the more surprising that Welsh Springer Spaniels are one of those rare breeds: only around 400 puppies per year are registered under this breed in Great Britain.

The nickname of the Welsh Springer Spaniels is also unusual: “Velcro dogs”. In German it means “Velcro Dogs” – and there is some truth to it. Welsh Springer Spaniels never leave the side of their closest people.

Incidentally, a popular mix of two open-minded, active family dogs is the Golden Retriever Mix of Spaniel and Retriever. Both have excellent qualities when dealing with children and are always there when you need them.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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Griffon d’arret a poil dur Korthals – From 1850, the Dutchman Korthals in Germany bred this fine-nosed, water-loving and reliable hunting dog from the French Griffon. He can be used anywhere, affectionate and easy to handle.

Korthals are sporting dogs and consequently have a lot of energy. They need daily exercise, a daily minimum of 20 minutes off a leash is best.

Even if they are not suitable for apartment keeping, they can adapt to city life. Korthals feel most comfortable in the countryside where they have enough space to run. They also feel more comfortable in the house with their family than outside in the garden or kennel.
Korthals thrive when with their owner; they may experience loss anxiety if left alone for long periods of time.

Even though they are a non-shedding breed, Korthals still need grooming. Brush them about once a week and shear them a few times a year.

Korthals generally get along well with other dogs and pets.

Korthals like to be companion dogs. They have an affectionate and gentle temperament, making them kid-friendly dogs. They are usually accepting of everyone, although some can be cocky and nervous when introduced to new people, dogs and situations. Early socialization is important for all breeds and the Korthals is no exception.

Although they don’t have the suspicious nature of guard dog breeds, the Korthals make an excellent guard dog, as they will bark when someone approaches the home. Don’t assume that he will pursue this further and defend the house as they tend to be very easygoing and easygoing with everyone.

To get a healthy dog, never buy a dog from an irresponsible breeder, a mass breeder, or from the pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to make sure they don’t have any genetic diseases that could be passed on to the puppies and that they have solid characters.

Wirehaired Vizsla

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Vizslas are agile all-round talents when it comes to hunting. The golden and athletic bundle of energy are very intelligent, affectionate and great people-friends. With consistent, loving upbringing, lots of exercise and a job that is either hunting or breed-specific, you will get a loyal, sporty and weatherproof companion and family dog.

Cheerful, sensitive pointing dog with a tendency to guard

The character of a Wirehaired Magyar Vizsla is described in the FCI breed standard as follows:

“An affectionate, trainable and docile, confident dog that doesn’t take rough treatment. He keeps in touch with his handler, searches passionately, is persistent, has a good nose and excellent pointing.”

The Wirehaired Magyar Vizslas are primarily bred for hunting as versatile pointing dogs, but are also very people-friendly, affectionate and sensitive.

Since wire-haired Magyar Vizslas have both German Wirehaired Pointer and short-haired Magyar Vizslas in their blood, the respective characteristics of the dog breed can sometimes tend a little more towards one dog breed or the other. The German Wirehaired Pointer is considered to be a little more balanced, self-confident and also more alert than the Magyar Vizsla.

However, most wire-haired Vizslas are more similar in character to short-haired Vizslas, except that they are not quite as spirited.

Born to hunt in wind and weather

Wirehaired Magyar Vizsla are very versatile hunting dogs. Breed-typical hunting abilities and uses of the robust pointing dog from Hungary are:

Tracking Live Game: Pointing in field work – typical pointer work – and also welding to track down injured game.
The work “after the shot”, basically the typical retriever work, namely finding shot game and retrieving on land and water.
The wire-haired Magyar Vizslas are particularly predestined for water work and work in cold and wet conditions.
According to the Hungarian Pointing Dog Association, Vizslas are getting better and better at sighting. However, track sounds are the exception.

Wirehaired Magyar Vizlas as companion and family dogs

Most Wirehaired Vizslas are hunted. Due to their friendliness, they are also suitable for non-hunters. But in both cases you need enough time for physical activity in nature, a consistent and careful upbringing and an intelligent and breed-specific activity.

A Vizsla is elegant and friendly, but he is neither. The wire-haired Vizslas, fortunately, have not come into fashion like the more elegant-looking, short-haired Magyar Vizslas. Both are neither a fashion accessory nor pure family dogs that “run casually” to be cuddled.

What occupation suits the wire-haired Magyar Vizsla?

The optimal physical and mental workload would of course be hunting training and hunting together. However, Vizslas are adaptable and enthusiastic about dog sports as well as other sporting activities.

Extensive walks and hikes with free running.

Wire-haired Magyar Vizslas are athletes and outdoorsmen. They must be able to move freely in nature and for this a solid basic education with a functioning recall is the basic requirement. Wirehaired Vizslas do very well in cold weather, but less so in hot weather.

You should take that into account.

Jogging, cycling or running alongside the horse.

Sporty and fast, Vizslas can jog next to you or, at a moderate pace and if the weather is not too warm, run alongside you on your bike or horse. Of course, you have to slowly introduce them to long distances.

Retrieval. By retrieving I don’t mean monotonous throwing of balls or sticks. On the one hand, this can uncontrollably intensify the urge to hunt and hunt, and on the other hand, stopping is not good for the joints. Sticks can be dangerous: the wood can be poisonous, the dog can injure its throat or mouth when playing wildly. You can learn how to build up retrieval sport with your dog at the dog training ground or from a good textbook.

Nose work: dummy training, track work, hidden object games.

With a wire-haired Magyar Vizsla you have an absolute nose at your side. Proud as Bolle, your dog will look for and fetch the dummy, pick up the scent or simply look for objects for you in the house and garden. Many Viszlas are also trained as rescue dogs and look for missing people.

Agility. Agility can be well suited for the agile, yet narrowly built and agile Vizslas. While only short-haired Vizslas are recognized in the AKC—who knows why—they’ve been champions in agility on a number of occasions.

Obedience. With obedience, the spirited Vizslas in particular can learn calmness and obedience almost playfully.

Coursing. When coursing, the fast Vizslas chase after a fake rabbit and usually have a lot of fun.

Fly ball. Fast, fun dog sport that can also be very good for wire-haired Magyar Vizslas.
Rally. Teamwork is required and you both have to solve tasks together.

Water sports for dogs: swimming and diving. The wire-haired Magyar Vizslas love water and are excellent swimmers. Cold is not an obstacle for them. While water fetch is a typical retriever sport, some Vizsla are very talented.

Therapy dogs. Wirehaired Vizslas, with their easygoing nature and friendliness with people, can make very good therapy dogs.

Just see what you and your dog enjoy.

A sensitive and intelligent upbringing required

Vizslas are considered trainable, but that doesn’t mean they train themselves. They are very friendly and eager to learn, so they take education very well. Since they are very intelligent and, as hunting dogs, have to be able to work independently and with great passion, they need clear training and communication – but what dog doesn’t need that?

Consistent and positive reinforcement is the best way to train Vizslas. With the sensitive and friendly Vizslas, harshness is inappropriate and can lead to a loss of trust. They are easy to train and very attentive when you train them if you treat them as teammates and consider that they are very intelligent and sensitive.

Under challenge or harsh treatment can lead to hyperactivity and disobedience. Untrained Vizslas can become very demanding housemates and companions.

Cheerful, sensitive, and affectionate humanitarian

Magyar Vizslas are very affectionate and need the closeness of their humans. They long for physical contact, stroking, and cuddling. Vizslas also remain playful throughout life. Strangers are almost always greeted in a friendly manner, unless the alertness of the German Wirehaired Pointer prevails.

Are Wirehaired Magyar Vizslas Suitable as Family Dogs?

The predatory Magyar Vizlas are very affectionate and in need of love. Most of them are friendly to children and like to play with them. A spirited, medium-sized dog, a Vizsla can easily knock over small children. Children should learn how to deal with the dog. Provided the Wirehaired Magyar Vizsla has enough exercise, workload, training and occupation, he makes a fantastic family pet. But he does not train himself on his own and does not run “on the side” as a family dog. Wire-haired Vizslas can have a somewhat more pronounced guard instinct, which can be problematic in the family. Surely you wouldn’t want your Vizsla protecting your kids from their friends?


Wire-haired Magyar Vizslas are very intelligent dogs that can solve a variety of hunting tasks before and after the shot very independently. They want to be challenged and encouraged.


Wirehaired Magyar Vizslas are very inquisitive and always willing to work with their humans. They are very enthusiastic about hunting and dog sports.


Wirehaired Magyar Vizslas are very active and athletic working dogs and brim with temperament. They have a very high urge to move and an enviable endurance.

Expenditure of time

The wire-haired Magyar Vizslas need a lot of exercise and exercise every day. Since they also want to mentally use their abilities as hunting dogs, either a hunting guide or comparable dog sports, training and education are necessary for harmonious coexistence. Of course, both of these take time.

Otherwise, the wire-haired Magyar Vizsla is very sociable and easy to care for.