||Medium sized and elegantly
built, he is an outstanding all-purpose gundog combining and
excellent nose with stable pointing, good retrieving, and a positive
enjoyment of working in water. He has great stamina and is happy
to work in all weathers. He has an aristocratic air, with a lively
but stable temperament. His short coarse, easy to care for coat
is richly coloured in russet gold.
An intelligent dog, with a good memory which makes him easy to train,
he is responsive to intelligent handling. A Popular pet in his native
Hungary, where he adapts to living in house or apartment.
||Medium sized, of distinguished
appearance, robust and medium boned.
||Lively, intelligent, obedient,
sensitive, very affectionate and easily trained. Bred for hunting
fur and feather, pointing and retrieving from land and water.
||Lively, gentle mannered and
demonstratively affectionate, fearless and with well developed
||Head lean and noble. Skull
moderately wide between ears with median line down forehead and
a moderate stop. Skull a little longer than the muzzle. Muzzle,
although tapering, well squared at the end. Nostrils well developed,
broad and wide. Jaws strong and powerful. Lips covering jaws
completely and neither loose nor pendulous. Nose brown.
||Neither deep nor prominent,
of medium size, a shade darker in colour than coat. Slightly
oval in shape, eyelids fitting tightly. Yellow or black eye is
||Moderately low set, proportionately
long with a thin skin and hanging down close to cheeks. Rounded
V shape; not fleshy.
||Sound and strong white teeth.
Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite,
i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square
to the jaws. Full dentition desirable.
||Strong, smooth and muscular;
moderately long, arched and devoid of dewlap.
||Shoulders well laid and muscular,
elbows close to the body and straight, forearm long, pasterns
||Back level, short, well muscled,
withers high. Chest moderately broad and deep with prominent
breast bone. Distance from withers to lowest part of chest equal
to distance from chest to ground. Ribs well sprung and belly
with a slight tuck-up beneath loin. Croup well muscled.
||Straight when viewed from
rear, thighs well developed with moderate angulation, hocks well
||Rounded with toes short,
arched and tight. Cat -like foot is required, hare foot undesirable.
Nails short, strong and a shade darker in colour than coat.
||Moderately thick, rather
low set, customarily one-third docked. When moving carried horizontally.
||Graceful, elegant with a
lively trot and ground covering gallop.
||Short, straight, dense, smooth
and shiny, feeling greasy to the touch.
||Russet gold, small white
marks on chest and feet, though acceptable, undesirable.
||Height at withers: dogs:
57-64 cms (22.1/2” to 25”) Bitches: 53-60 cms (21” to
23.1/2”) Weight: 20-30 kgs (48.1/2 lbs to 66 lbs)
||Any departure from the foregoing
points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with
which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion
to its degree.
||Male animals should have
two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum
The Hungarian Vizsla was
practically unknown in Britain before the last War. It evolved
in Hungary by selective breeding to satisfy the demands of
the sportsman in the heyday of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The Vizsla was first introduced to Britain in
the 1950's and became firmly established in the sixties when
some new blood was imported from Hungary, and in the early
seventies when imports from the United States of America
and Austria arrived - this trend continued. The Vizsla competes
with success at Field Trials in Britain with all Hunt Point
and Retrieve Breeds.
It should always be remembered that the Vizsla
is a sensitive dog, which responds to firm but gentle handling.
A rough handler will never succeed. As a breed they are extremely
vivacious, affectionate and need plenty of individual attention
They do make excellent pets but it must be acknowledged
that the Vizsla was primarily developed as an all purpose