Wirehaired Vizsla

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 9in - 2ft 0in
Weight: 45-65lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 14 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly5/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty1/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance2/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly1/5

Wirehaired Vizsla Information

Wirehaired VizslaAlthough very similar to the standard Vizsla, the Wirehaired Vizsla is a separate, distinctive breed that came about when Hungarian hunters and falconers needed a dog who could withstand the harsh conditions of northern Hungary in the winter. He is differentiated by his wiry, dense coat that comes in rust, gold and red.

Energetic and eager to please, the Wirehaired Vizsla is an exceptional hunter and equally great family dog. He is easy to train and whip smart. Rest assured that this breed gets along great with children and other pets.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Wirehaired Vizslas be apartment dogs?

Wirehaired Vizslas don't do very well in apartments. It's recommended to look at another breed better suited to apartment-living.

Can Wirehaired Vizslas be left alone?

While Wirehaired Vizslas prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Wirehaired Vizslas good with kids?

Wirehaired Vizslas can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Wirehaired Vizslas friendly with strangers?

Wirehaired Vizslas love other people and will tend to run up to them for affection. They quickly become great friends with anyone.

Do Wirehaired Vizslas get along with other dogs?

Although Wirehaired Vizslas will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Wirehaired Vizslas bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Wirehaired Vizslas bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Wirehaired Vizslas shed a lot?

Wirehaired Vizslas shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Wirehaired Vizslas need a lot of grooming?

With a Wirehaired Vizsla you won't need to dedicate any extra time to special grooming. Their coats are easy to deal with.

Do Wirehaired Vizslas need a lot of exercise?

The Wirehaired Vizsla has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Wirehaired Vizslas easy to train?

Although Wirehaired Vizslas can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Wirehaired Vizslas handle cold weather?

Wirehaired Vizslas don't like the cold and will likely want some protection if outside for long.

Can Wirehaired Vizslas handle hot weather?

Wirehaired Vizslas do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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