The Vizsla is a natural hunter with an exceptional nose. The Vizsla should be capable of being earnestly trained. A Vizsla will be gentle-mannered, and noticeably affectionate. They are also a very protective breed and are oftentimes used as guard dogs.
The Vizsla is generally characterized by a medium pace and range, however, vizslas from field trial lines are faster and further. Vizslas start pointing early and maintain natural retrieving instincts.
Vizslas are definitely “Velcro” dogs. They are sometimes considered a softer more sensitive pointing breed; however, they are eager to please and very biddable. Vizslas are outstanding bird dogs on all types of upland species, very adaptable to different terrains and bird species.
Although good swimmers, the Vizsla coat is not ideal for cold frigid waters and hunting conditions. Hunters seeking a pointer in warmer climates would do well to consider a Vizsla.
Male is 22 to 24 inches at the highest point over the shoulder blades.
Female is 21 to 23 inches.
*Because the Vizsla is meant to be a medium-sized hunter, any dog measuring more than 1 1/2 inches over or under these limits must be disqualified.