Viszla

Viszla

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Hungary
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Male: 56–64 cm, Female: 53–61 cm
Weight: Male: 20–29 kg, Female: 18–25 kg
Color: Golden Rust, Golden, Red Golden
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Affectionate, Quiet, Energetic, Gentle, Loyal
Litter Size: 5 - 8 puppies
Health Problems: Prone to hip dysplasia.

Brief info: After the Russian occupation in 1945, many Hungarians fled to Austria, taking their native dogs.

The Vizsla is a sleek, muscular, medium-sized hunting dog with a beautiful rusty-gold colored short coat. The front legs are straight. The head is lean, chiseled and aristocratic, with a long tapering muzzle. The muzzle is neither pointed like a Dachshund nor square like an English Pointer. The slightly domed skull is broad between the ears and has a line up the middle of the forehead.

The round-tipped ears are pendant and rather long. The neck is muscular, without dewlap. Its musculature is well developed over the entire body. The tail is docked to 2/3 its original length. The eye color blends in with the coat color and the nose is brown. It has a developed jaw, porcelain-white teeth and a distinguished, robust, elastic gait. The hair is short, abundant, and tight to the whole body.

The coat can be solid golden rust in different shadings. In some standards, solid dark mahogany red and pale yellow are faulty, and any noticeable area of black in the coat is a serious fault.