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Hungarian Vizsla

A robust, noble-looking, medium-sized dog, the adult male Hungarian Vizsla comes with a wiry, dense coat. They are extremely affectionate and full of energy, making them perfect for an active household.

12-15 years
Between 20kg-30kg
57-64cm for males and 53-60cm for females
An eye-catching reddish-gold colouring
Kennel Club group
The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for owners with some experience
  • Extra training required
  • Generally healthy breed
  • Enjoys vigorous walks
  • Enjoys more than two hours of walking a day
  • Large dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Quiet dog
  • Barks and alerts to visitors/anything unusual
  • Generally friendly with other dogs
  • May need additional training to live with other pets
  • May need additional supervision to live with children
  • Needs a large garden
  • Can live in semi-rural areas
  • Can be left occasionally with training
Generally healthy breed

The Hungarian Vizsla breed can be prone to:
- Hip dysplasia
- Epilepsy which is a condition where abnormal brain function can lead to seizures which damage the brain. 
- Glaucoma which is a painful condition where the pressure in the eye builds up. 
- Vizsla inflammatory polymyopathy which is an inherited condition which causes problems swallowing as well as drooling and muscle wastage around the head.

Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing: 
- Hip dysplasia screening scheme 
- Eye testing for pectinate ligament abnormality testing to look for signs that a dog is affected by glaucoma.


A larger-than-life character, the Hungarian Vizsla makes a fun, lively, loving companion for those who can give him the time and attention he needs. A sensitive dog, they enjoy being active and learning new things and revel in training, provided it is fun and rewarding. They can be naturally protective of their family and as they bond so closely to their beloved owner, they hate to be left alone.

What owners say about this breed...

Hungarian Vizsla
I Was Adopted

"Everyone knows Vizslas are a very high energy, active breed, but they're also super smart, they need easily as much mental stimulation as physical."

Hungarian Vizsla
Purina People

Meet Willow

"She loves to settle under a blanket after a long walk; as a breed their nickname is Velcro Vizsla!"

Hungarian Vizsla
Dog Owner

Meet Bambi

" Kind, posivitive consistent rules are more important with a Vizsla otherwise they are easily confused & frustrated. They need organised & very patient people."

Vet Rating

History and Origins

Ideal Owner

Exercise Needs

Space Requirements

Nutrition and Feeding

Grooming Hungarian Vizslas

Training Hungarian Vizslas

Suitability for Family Life

Did You Know?

Known as dogs who originally hunted alongside falcons, it is said that they still have a natural affinity for birds of prey.

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