Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer

Other name: Drötzörü Magyar Vizsla

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The Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer is a medium-sized hunting dog with a more robust build than its cousin the Hungarian Shorthaired Pointer. The Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer is also distinguished by its fuller coat. It is of dry construction and not heavy.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin Hungary
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 20 kg to 28 kg From 60 cm to 64 cm
Male From 22 kg to 30 kg From 58 cm to 62 cm
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History of the breed

The breed of the Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer was developed from the 1930s. It is the result of the cross between the Hungarian Shorthaired Pointer and the German Wirehaired Pointer. He is a dog of the Hungarian nobility. It was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on March 27, 1963. Its official FCI standard in force was published on April 6, 2000.

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Physical features

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer is intelligent, affectionate, receptive and very attached to his master . On the hunt, he shows great passion and unwavering determination. His excellent nose and perfect stop are among the qualities that make the Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer a leading all-round hunter.

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The Wire-haired Hungarian Pointer is known to be easy to train . His receptivity and his attachment to his master, which pushes him to want to please him, greatly facilitate the latter’s task. His education must include a small dose of firmness , but the balance of power is not sought. The Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer being a particularly sensitive dog, he cannot stand brutality.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Wire-haired Hungarian Pointer is above all an outdoor dog that needs space and freedom . A house with a large fenced garden would therefore suit him perfectly. In the city, he must be able to benefit from long and frequent walks to live happily and fulfilled.


Ease of gaining weight

The Wire-haired Hungarian Pointer is a robust and healthy dog. Its double coat provides it with good protection against injuries and bad weather. Nevertheless, there are some predispositions to diseases in this breed, including the following: stomach upset / dilation, cataracts, entropion, demodectic mange, hip dysplasia, epilepsy.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 3 and 6 puppies

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends insurance for a Hungarian Shorthaired Pointer dog .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer is, on average, between 12 and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Wire-haired Hungarian Pointer requires only simple and regular maintenance , consisting mainly of brushing and cleaning of the ears.

It is recommended to brush the dog once or twice a week to effectively clean the coat and skin. His ears should be inspected and cleaned after trips to prevent debris deposits and infections.

Price and budget

Purchase price

400 €
800 €

The purchase price of a Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer is between € 400 and € 800.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Hungarian Wirehaired Pointer needs a lot of exercise to get active. One to 2 long daily trips are necessary on this plan.


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1963


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