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.