USD $800-$1200 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type



10-14 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 30
Origin Hungary
Other Names Hungarian Pointer, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer, Hungarian Vizsla, Magyar Vizsla, Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $800-$1200
How much does it cost to purchase a Vizsla?
The price of a Vizsla will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $800 to $1200 per Vizsla if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Vizsla through a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg),
Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm),
Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Lifespan 10-14 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed. And FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Purpose Pointing, Falconry, Trailing
Date of Origin Middle Ages
Ancestry Transylvanian Hound, Turkish Yellow Dog, Weimaraner

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse, Dense, Fine, Hard, No Undercoat, Short
Coat Colors Dark Sandy Gold, Golden, Russet Gold, Rust
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Fawn, Red
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Cheerful, Companionable, Delica, Easygoing, Energetic, Evenly Tempered, Friendly, Gentle, Intelligent, Lively, Peaceful, Playful, Protective, Quiet, Sportive, Trainable, Willing
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Yes
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Cancer, Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, Sebaceous Adenitis
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 90 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Vizsla have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies,,If you want to contact a reputed breeder, here are our suggestions: Odorarius Kennel and Luxatori Kennel. (Once a year.)


The Vizsla is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in Hungary. They are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and affectionate nature. The Vizsla is an active and energetic breed that loves to be around people. They are also very loyal and protective of their family.

Appearance: The Vizsla has a short, smooth coat that can range from golden rust to red-gold in color. They have long ears that hang down close to the head and a long muzzle with a black nose. Their eyes are usually dark brown or hazel in color and they have an athletic build with strong legs and feet.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Vizsla is between 10-14 years old. They typically weigh between 40-60 pounds when fully grown and stand at about 20-24 inches tall at the shoulder. The colors of the Vizsla can range from golden rust to red-gold in color with white markings on their chest, feet, or face being common as well as black markings on their muzzle or ears being possible but not common.

Personality: The Vizsla is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners and will do anything it can to make them happy. They are very loyal dogs who love spending time with their families but also enjoy playing outdoors or going for walks/runs with them as well as playing fetch or other games indoors too!

Friendliness: The Vizsla is friendly towards other dogs, cats, children, strangers, etc., but may be wary of unfamiliar people until they get used to them over time due to their protective nature towards those they love most - their family members!

Temperament: The temperament of the Vizsla is generally calm yet alert which makes them great watchdogs who will bark if something seems off but won’t become overly aggressive unless provoked by another animal or person threatening its family’s safety/wellbeing in some way shape or form!

Health: Generally speaking the health of the Vizslas tends to be quite good overall however there are some health issues such as hip dysplasia which can occur due to poor breeding practices so it’s important for potential owners/breeders alike to ensure they purchase from reputable sources only!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: When it comes down adaptability level - these dogs do quite well living both indoors & outdoors depending on what type of lifestyle you lead however if you plan on having one inside then make sure you provide plenty of exercise opportunities for them so they don’t become bored easily! As far as benefits go - these dogs make great companions due to their loving personalities & intelligence making training relatively easy plus they tend not shed much either which makes cleaning up after them much easier than other breeds might require!


The Vizsla is a Hungarian pointer dog that was once used by nobles for hunting. The breed almost became extinct during World War II, but has since become popular again. The Vizsla's ancestry is thought to date back to the ninth century, when the Magyar people settled in Hungary. The Vizsla is thought to be a descendant of the Turkish Yellow Dog and the Transylvanian Hound. The breed was first recognized as a distinct breed in the early 1900s.

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