Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer

Wirehaired Vizsla, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

Of the same character as his short-haired ancestor, he has a similar physique but slightly different appearance. Even though he comes from the same ancestors, they are two beautiful and distinct breeds with many similarities. Good character, hard working and the ability to perform many functions are well present in the Hungarian Wire-haired Pointer. This dog is easy to train, maintain, adapt and very easy to love.

Height 46 to 61 cm
Weight 21 to 30 kg
Life expectancy 12 to 13 years
Home country Hungary

Quick Overview of the Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer

Temperament

  • Excellent hunting and companion dog
  • Calm, composed and kind
  • Very smart
  • Adapts easily

Appearance

  • Elegant appearance that combines strength and beauty
  • Single color, shaded dress
  • Straight, short and harsh coat
  • Brown and oval eyes

Health

  • Rarely ill
  • Good life expectancy

Temperament of the Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer

Of the same character as his short-haired ancestor, the Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer is an excellent hunting dog as well as companion dog. He is calm, composed, gentle, and very intelligent. He adapts easily and is a tireless worker.

He can withstand all temperatures, has an excellent sense of smell and is an excellent swimmer. He works in all conditions and on all types of terrain like his short-haired counterpart.

Slightly stubborn, he needs a good education but never aggressive because he hates any form of brutality. He is never aggressive but can make a good guard. However, he will bark to warn but will not go any further.

Even if he needs to run and exercise daily, he can live as a city dog in an apartment or house. His need for exercise is there but easily met by daily outings. The master's presence is always his main focus.

This hard worker applies himself to all duties with great vigour. He will be the best hunter, the best search dog or the most affectionate companion dog.

Breed Appearance

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This dog, also of medium size like his Hungarian ancestor, is just as elegant in appearance as the latter and has a fairly sturdy, though quite light build. His silhouette combines strength and beauty in perfect harmony, leaving a clear impression of great elegance.

Height

Between 46 and 61 cm (18.11 to 24.02 inches) for the male
Between 52 and 57 cm (20.47 to 22.44 inches) for the female

Weight

Between 21 and 30 kg (46.30 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 21 and 30 kg (46.30 to 66.14 pounds) for the female

Color

His coat is of one and same color but in all possible shades of a beautiful golden reddish brown.

Hair

His straight hair is short and hard, wiry style.

Morphology

His head's skull is slightly domed and its stop is moderate. His brown and oval eyes are medium size. His ears hanging against the cheeks are rounded in a v-shape. His nose is completely in harmony with the coat colour. His tail reaches the hock when not shortened by a quarter.

According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 7, section 1 and is #239

Price and monthly budget

Price you can expect to pay for a Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer puppy: between 400 € / $ 471 / £362 and 800 € / $ 941 / £723
These prices are indicative and may vary from breeder to breeder

Tips About this breed

A good early and firm education will help him control his slight stubbornness and make him the most docile of dogs.

This gentle dog has great aptitudes for hunting, searching or becoming the best companion in life.


Very devoted to his family, he is affectionate and hates solitude. He can live anywhere as long as he is in the presence of his family.

Health of the Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer

This very robust and hardy dog is generally in excellent health. He is rarely ill and enjoys a good life expectancy. The breed is not affected by any particular pathology.

GROOMING

He is relatively easy to maintain. Regular brushing and inspection of his beautiful, floppy ears is sufficient in his case. No other special maintenance is necessary.

History of this breed

A cross between the Hungarian Shorthaired Pointer and German Wirehaired Pointer, the Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer has no official origins like his ancestor the Hungarian Shorthaired Pointer.

His ancestors would thus be the Transylvanian Hound and Yellow Dog of Turkey, two breeds of dogs that have now disappeared. As his name suggests, he is said to have originated in Hungary.

The initial crossbreeding to the breed took place in the 1930s to the 20th century, so the breed is still fairly recent even though his ancestors are very old. He has exactly the same characteristics as the Hungarian Shorthaired Pointer except for his coat, which is slightly different.

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