Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Hungarian Wire-haired Vizsla

The wire-haired Vizsla is less well-known than the smooth-coated but I think they have lovely faces. Temperamentally, they are apparently extremely bright and quick to learn, capable of obedience when a long distance away from their owners and able to hold the "point" position for a long time, thus making them ideal for hunting with hawks and falcons (should you be so minded) - the birds being capable of travelling considerable distances after prey.  Its coat offers protection from the ravages of sharp, prickly cover and also seems to make the dog impervious to the cold and wet. I could've done with a coat like that in recent months.