The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla IS NOT the same breed as the smooth Hungarian Vizsla.
The two breeds CANNOT be bred together.
Despite appearances, the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is an entirely different breed which originated in Hungary in the 1930’s, as a result of deliberate cross-breeding between Hungarian Vizslas and German Wirehaired Pointers. This came about from a desire amongst hunters to develop a dog with the excellent qualities of the shorthaired or smooth Vizsla, but that was more resistant to cold weather conditions. The breeding aim was that the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla should preserve all the inner and outer features of the shorthaired Vizsla, preserve the ancestral yellow or gold colour, and the hair should be rough and wiry.
The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla was acknowledged by the FCI in 1966 as an independent Hungarian breed and was approved for exhibition in Australia from January 2007 at which time there was only one dog in the country. Since the breed’s recognition, more Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas have been imported into Australia and New Zealand. The breed has now received full Kennel Club recognition in the United Kingdom and USA.
Credit; Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW. (Australia)
Be aware that club officers do change but those listed here can usually help you find the current secretary or appropriate.
Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW – http://www.vizsla.org.au/hungarian_wirehaired_vizsla.htm
Mission Statement; To promote responsible ownership and enjoyment of the Hungarian Vizsla
Dansk Vizsla Klub – http://www.danskvizslaklub.dk/
German Wirehaired Pointer Club – http://www.drahthaar.de/
Dutch Vizsla Club – http://www.magyar-vizsla.nl/
Vizsla Club of Slovakia – http://www.vizslaclubslovakia.host.sk/
Swiss Vizsla Club – http://www.vizslaclub.ch/
The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association – http://www.hwva.org.uk
The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association is here to Encourage high standards of breeding in accordance with the Kennel Club Standard, for health, conformation and working ability.
The Hungarian Wire-Haired Vizsla Club of Great Britain – http://www.hwvc.org.uk/
The club was founded in 2006 and our aim is “To Serve the Breed” hence this is the clubs motto. The club achieved full Kennel Club recognition in 2011.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America – http://www.whvca.us/
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