Loyal, gentle and trainable, the Wirehaired Vizsla is an athletic, exuberant hunting dog. This people-oriented breed is notorious for its happy and confident disposition, and needs to be included in family activities, as it thrives on having a job to do. The Wirehaired Vizsla’s dense, wiry coat should be brushed regularly and bathed occasionally. They are an active, intelligent breed so be sure to provide them with plenty of vigorous play and mental stimulation.
The breed was developed in the 1930s by a group of Hungarian hunters who desired a hunting dog capable of withstanding the harsh winter conditions of northern Hungary.
The first Wirehaired Vizslas in North America were imported to Canada in the 1970s. In 2014, the breed was officially recognized by the AKC.