The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is a medium-sized dog whose three distinct features are immediately obvious: they have a snuggly coat of broken-looking hair; they have a bit of a beard; and the color of their nose, eyes, and mouth is the same as the coat but either darker or lighter in shade. Once you live with one of these dogs, you'll also quickly notice that they are versatile and highly energetic yet also rather calm.
The result of attempting to train this breed can be frustrating if you don't understand what is required. Even for those who are experienced with Wirehaired Vizslas, the dog's smarts can be a challenge, but often in a humorous instead of vexing way. If you are not patient, calm, consistent and capable of being firm-- this breed may not be for you.
As Wirehaired Vizslas are extremely fond of their families and bond will bond closely with you, these dogs are very sociable and enjoy the company of loved ones as well as other dogs. They also have a superior sense of smell and love to hunt, so if you have very small, furry pets, you should be very careful.
Although these dogs love to snuggle in bed and lay on the couch with you, this is often after a very busy day being with you while you run, bike, or enjoy some other strenuous exercise. These are extremely active dogs, and you really should have somewhere to take them to let them run freely on a daily basis. While they will frolick at length, they will be very calm once home. Wirehaired Vizslas also enjoy agility activities and toys!