Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas are a medium to large-sized breed with dense wiry coat and shaggy eyebrows and beards. The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is a close cousin to the Vizsla but is its own breed; they are a very high energy breed and require a lot of exercise each day to keep them healthy and happy. They are very people oriented and prefer to spend their time hanging out with their owners doing various activities. The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is best suited for an active household and will excel with a family that loves to be outdoors hiking, jogging, or playing games. These dogs do have an excessively high prey drive, therefore, they should be leashed when outside their fenced yards.
Tetherball is a classic game that even dogs can enjoy. It is easy to set up and your Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla will spend hours out in the yard enjoying a spirited game of tetherball. You will want to set up the tetherball pit in an open area away from fencing or trees. Of course, the most ideal weather for your Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla to play tetherball is sunny and cool or even overcast and a little warm. Rainy weather would not be the best weather, but your Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla will probably want to play no matter the type of weather. Even though your dog has a high energy level, you should not let them play for long periods of time without taking breaks.
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla has been accepted by several dog clubs and people
are seeing more and more of them in the conformation ring. Your Hungarian
Wirehaired Vizsla will enjoy strutting around the ring and preening before the
judge. Your dog can earn ribbons and championships when competing in
conformation and it is a good way for you to bond together as you travel to the
The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is an adept swimmer and enjoys spending time in the pool, lake, or pond. When you first introduce your dog to the water, do so slowly to ensure they are comfortable with being submerged and make sure you put them in a canine life vest. Once your dog has learned how to swim, you can spend time swimming with your Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla on hot summer days.
The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is not an overly popular breed, but those who have added one to their family know it takes an active family to keep them from becoming hyperactive and destructive. There are so many different activities you can do with your Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla to keep them moving and expel much of their energy. Take the time to research the different activities and ask your breeder for advice. You can also learn from other Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla owners on the Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America’s website. Even the Vizsla Club of America’s website may offer some ideas since both breeds have very similar activity levels.