The handsome and hardy Wirehaired Vizsla was developed by Hungarian falconers in the first half of the 20th century. Though similar in many ways to the smooth-coated Vizsla, the Wirehaired Vizsla is a distinct breed. It has a sturdier build and its 1-2 inch dense wiry coat lends a distinct look and offers extra protection from the elements. The Wirehaired Vizsla’s ability to hunt, track, point, and retrieve result in an indispensable all-purpose hunting companion. The gentle and friendly nature of this breed make it a wonderful family companion as well but it does need a lot of exercise. The breed’s natural intelligence makes it amenable to other canine centered sports such as agility. Its coat requires minimal maintenance.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.