German Shorthaired Pointer vs Vizsla

Compare the German Shorthaired Pointer to the Vizsla. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between German Shorthaired Pointers and Vizslak.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the German Shorthaired Pointer and Vizsla are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the German Shorthaired Pointer and Vizsla are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the German Shorthaired Pointer and Vizsla are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - Both the German Shorthaired Pointer and Vizsla are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Breed NameGerman Shorthaired PointerVizsla
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height22-24 in.21-25 in.
Weight45-75 lb40-65 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryGermanyHungary
Origin Year1800 AD1357 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorNoNo
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F30°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHigh-Very HighHigh
Exercise RequiredHigh-Very HighHigh
Top Running Speed18 mph24 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingMediumMedium
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountNoneLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameGerman Shorthaired PointerVizsla
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageBelow Average
ChasingHighHigh
Follow CommandsAverageBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingVery LowAverage
HuntingHighHigh
ProtectionAverageHigh
Remove VerminHighHigh
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameGerman Shorthaired PointerVizsla
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CancerNoYes
EpilepsyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Sebaceous AdenitisNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameGerman Shorthaired PointerVizsla
Coat
FurYesNo
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightYesNo
SilkyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black RoanYesNo
Black&whiteYesNo
LiverYesNo
Liver RoanYesNo
Liver&whiteYesNo
WhiteYesNo
White&liverYesNo
GoldenNoYes
Golden RustNoYes
RedNoYes
Red GoldenNoYes
RustNoYes
Rust GoldenNoYes
Sandy YellowNoYes