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The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

Originally developed by foot hunters and falconers in Hungary who desired to keep the prey drive and cooperation of the Shorthair Vizsla, yet create a dog with a harsh protective wire coat and stronger bone, thus better suited for the cold weather of autumn waterfowl hunting.

Having inherited its exceptional nose from its European ancestors, the HWV excels at high scent searching, tracking on land and water as well as blood tracking in the forest - a true All Round Dog.


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The Origin Story

The russet gold pointers had their beginnings in Hungary in the 1930's when a Hungarian Shorthair Vizsla was bred with a German Wirehaired Pointer.


A fairly young  breed of gun dog, having only been accepted into the Hungarian Kennel Club since 1950.


The HWV was granted Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) recognition in 1978.

The Breed Standard

Classified as a versatile hunting dog, the purpose bred Hungarian Wirehair Vizsla hunts, points and retrieves. The breed possesses a strong prey drive,  is very capable, cooperative and receptive to training with a high endurance and athleticism. 


The HWV is eager to please, loyal, affectionate, great with children, and high energy. When not on the jib hunting, the HWV makes a wonderful family dog.

HWV's will stick by their owners' side and, with the right exercise regime, will turn off at home. 

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Interested in the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla? 

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