Hypoallergenic: No
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Affectionate, Energetic, Loyal, Gentle, Quiet
Weight: Male: 20–29 kg, Female: 18–25 kg
Height: Male: 56–64 cm, Female: 53–61 cm
Colors: Golden Rust, Golden, Red Golden

Nature and character

The Magyar Vizsla is a smart dog who can learn new things quickly. He sees himself as a partner of his master and should not be treated roughly. The dog is very sensitive and learns in a consistent education easier and better. Never shout that smart dog. Since the Magyar Vizsla is a strong personality, his master should possess leadership qualities and dog understanding. Then he is easy to train. When he is fully socialized, the Magyar Vizsla is also quite a family animal, faithfully watching over all the people he counts as part of the family. His temperament and cheerfulness break free when he runs free through the forest and meadow. Family should not underestimate the Vizsla and constantly offer him new challenges. Then the agile dog is a partner

Origin & History

The dog breed, which has its origin in Hungary, should already have originated in the 18th century. The Pannonian Bracke, the Sloughi and the Turkish chief dog are said to have been the ancestors of Magyar Vizsla. 

Further introductions from the 19th century were the Hannoversche Schweißhund, the Pointer and the German Shorthair. Thus, the Vizsla was adapted to the changing demands of European hunting and preserved as a breed. As from 1848 the hunting privilege of the nobility was abolished, many other breeds of dogs were used for hunting in Hungary, so that native breeds such as the Magyar Viszla were displaced. Today, the Hungarian master dog is popular all over the world, for example there are 21 Vizsla clubs in the USA.

Racial characteristics Magyar Vizsla

Based on the standards of pedigree dog has the following obligatory racial characteristics.

  • The medium sized pointer is about 60 centimeters tall. The average size of the males varies between 56 and 61, that of bitches between 52 and 57 centimeters.
  • The weight of the dogs is between 22 and 30 kilograms.
  • The back of the muscular dog is straight and the lumbar part is firm and pronounced.
  • The coat of Magyar Vizsla is sandy or semmelgelb. It stands out because of its different nuances. Smaller white spots still correspond to the racial characteristics. However, these may not be too big.
  • The skull of Magyar Vizsla has good and noble proportions. The slightly arched skull has a rather moderate stop.
  • The dog's nose is straight and his nostrils are wide. This allows the guardian dog to quickly track the prey.
  • The V-shaped ears of the Magyar Vizsla are close to the head. His eyes are a little darker than his coat color and look lively and open-minded in the world.
  • The hair of the Hungarian chief dog is either short, dense and shiny and or at the Drötszörü Vizsla straight and wiry. The length of the hair coat is about four centimeters. The hair is shorter on the limbs and on the head.

Activities with the Magyar Vizsla

The Magyar Viszla was used in the 18th and 19th centuries as a hunting and Vorsteherhund and is also today in hunting a loyal companion. The clever and adaptable dog acclimatizes quickly and works well, even in the heat of the day. His ability to rummage and retrieve, as well as his ability to hunt and show wild game make him a perfect companion for hunters. 

In the family, he is a good watchdog because of his strong protector instinct. Since he quickly feels challenged and loves challenges, he is also suitable for dog sports.

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