Vizsla vs Bergamasco

Compare the Vizsla to the Bergamasco. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Vizslak and Bergamascos.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Vizsla is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Bergamasco is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Vizsla is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - The Vizsla is easy to groom while the Bergamasco has moderate grooming needs.
  • Barking - Both the Vizsla and Bergamasco are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Breed NameVizslaBergamasco
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height21-25 in.21-24 in.
Weight40-65 lb57-84 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryHungaryItaly
Origin Year1357 AD1850 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorNoNo
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F20°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredHighMedium
Top Running Speed24 mph28 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowNone-Low
SheddingMediumNone
DanderLowNone
Drool AmountLowLow

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 NameVizslaBergamasco
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingHighAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageHigh
HerdingAverageHigh
HuntingHighBelow Average
ProtectionHighHigh
Remove VerminHighAverage
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameVizslaBergamasco
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatNoYes
CancerYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Joint DysplasiaNoYes
Sebaceous AdenitisYesNo
Skin AllergiesNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameVizslaBergamasco
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatYesNo
Corded CoatNoYes
Wire CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
ShaggyNoYes
WavyNoYes
WrinklyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesNo
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
GoldenYesNo
Golden RustYesNo
RedYesNo
Red GoldenYesNo
RustYesNo
Rust GoldenYesNo
Sandy YellowYesNo
BlackNoYes
GrayNoYes