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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Wirehaired Vizslas

We recently met some a wirehaired vizsla and it was so gorgeous, I had never seen one before. It seemed to have a really nice temperament, and I wondered if anyone on here has a wirehaired, or knows what they are like? Is the personality exactly the same as smooth vizslas, or do they differ in any way?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 02:06 PM
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Re: Wirehaired Vizslas

As far as I have heard they are just a little bit calmer, otherwise the same but hairy !! Only met one myself, as rare as hens teeth !

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Re: Wirehaired Vizslas

Hi,
I know a breeder of wirehaired V's and have spent a bit of time around them...they are pretty similar in my observations, but yes perhaps a little bit more chilled out...in saying that the last "V" party I went to the 4 wirehaired V's ran around just as much as the V's!!

The ones I know are gentle and fun loving and mischevious...real characters


They seem to do pretty well at gun dog club too.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Wirehaired Vizslas

Thanks for the replies, I think we may get a wirehaired when we are ready to add a second edition!
There is a blog about one called Winnie, she is too cute!
http://hwvwinnie.blogspot.com/
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Re: Wirehaired Vizslas

Does anyone know it their coats are harder to handle? And do the smell just as good as my Maple?
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the one that I have met said they pick up ticks more than the smooth vizzies, but I think you can have their coats clipped quite short so they are easy to manage.
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Hi there! I own Winnie, the Wirehaired Vizsla mentioned above (thanks BamBam!). So I thought I'd stop by and introduce myself.

I don't know any HWV (Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla) owners who clip their dogs. And because it's such a new breed (1930's I think) there is still a fairly wide range of coats. Winnie has more coat than most, so she requires some maintenance in the form of stripping from time to time.

I find that my knees prefer that I do this task on an elevated surface. My work bench does nicely!



Anyway, that wispy hair on her chest is a burr MAGNET. If she's going afield where I know there will be burrs I bring some of that show sheen (horse product) and a comb to remove them afterwards.

But the most important thing to me about this breed is the temperament. Winnie is less than two years old and has always been just an incredibly calm, even tempered dog. She can run and hang with our Jack Russell, and has plenty of energy. But she is really content just hanging out too, which I do a lot.

I've had a few dogs and have known many. I like being around dogs, always have. But this is the first one I find myself saying this about: I genuinely enjoy her company.

I'm new to the breed but am happy to answer any questions about them, just know my answers are based on 2 years with one dog.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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oh I am so glad you found this forum, I adore Winnie! She is so gorgeous, I love her coat- do not all wirehairs have the same coat as her then?
is she very hyper-active like smooth vizslas? How is she at being left home alone?
I have read her blog and watched some of her videos on youtube of her out with the birds!
what made you decide to get a wirehaired vizsla?
I think my vizsla boy, Wiley, would love Winnie!
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Hyperactive: Not even remotely. She does this a lot...



And even as a young pup, she just never had that wild puppy stage.

Some wires look just like regular Vizslas but with a little beard. Those with the shorter coats tend to be more the traditional red color as well, whereas when you see one with Winnie's type coat, they will be more on the golden end of the spectrum.

While we are at work, she and the Jack Russell are in crates next to each other all day. We used to have a dog walker come at mid-day to exercise them, but we stopped to save money and they are totally fine. They lie down when they go in and they are sleeping when we get home.

As for the decision, I had to put my old German Shorthair down and was looking for a sporting dog but something that didn't resemble the shorthair in appearance or temperament. Some research brought me to this breed and I never looked back!

Hi to Wiley from across the pond!
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Winnie is a good looking dog, welcome.



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