The wirehaired Vizsla was formed by crossing of German wirehaired pointer to shorthaired Vizsla.
In the 1930’s the type began to stabilize into the modern wirehaired Vizsla of today.The wirehaired Vizsla is heavier in build than the short coated, but in temperament very similar.
The harsh coat of the wirehaired Vizsla makes them more suitable for water work, and this breed is a particularly good retriever.
The head is of moderate width, and a stop divides the skull and foreface so the muzzle is a little shorter than the skull. The stop is accentuated by bushy brows, the muzzle is straight and strong, and lips overhang not too deep. The beard gives the head a square appearance, ears are medium sized and the eyes colour blends with the coat.
Chest reaches to the elbows and is of moderate width, back is straight and firm with a slightly rounded rump. The body appears a little longer than square.
Coat is short on the muzzle, head and ears – on the body close fitting, thick and harsh. Length of coat is 2-4cm with a thick undercoat. Tail is docked long, by about a third its length.
Colour is sand yellow in various shades.
Size: dogs 58-62 cm
bitches 54-58 cm