Mrs. H. Gross-Richardson and Mrs. Ann Mitchell, ANKC Australia and Mrs.
PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD:
A versatile gun dog that must be able to work in the field,
water, having the following typical qualities: an excellent nose,
firmness on the point, excellent retrieves and determination to remain
on the scent even when swimming, which he manifestly enjoys. He copes
with difficult terrain as well as extreme weather conditions. As he is
intended to be an efficient hunting dog, gun and game shyness,
unwillingness to point and retrieve, as well as a dislike of water are
undesirable. Because of his easy going nature and his adaptability, he
can easily be kept as a companion dog in the house.
Group 7 Pointing Dogs.
Section 1 Continental Pointing Dogs.
With working trial (Field and Water Trial)
The ancestors of the Hungarian Vizsla came into the
with the nomadic Hungarian tribes. Written descriptions and graphic
illustrations are found in documents of the 14th century already. From
the 18th century, his importance as a hunting dog has been increasing
steadily. As early as the end of the 19th century, competitions for
pointing dogs were organised in Hungary, in which Hungarian Vizslas
(among others) participated with great success. In those days, other
Gundog breeds most likely played an important part in the development
of the breed. The specific modern breeding started in 1920, as a result
of which, the Short-Haired Hungarian Vizsla received recognition by the
FCI in 1936.
Medium sized, elegant gun dog of noble appearance with
gold coat. His rather light, dry, lean structure embodies the harmony
of beauty and strength.
- The body length slightly exceeds the height at the
- The depth of the brisket is slightly less than half the
height at the
- The muzzle is slightly shorter than half the length of
Lively, friendly, evenly tempered, to be trained easily.
outstanding willingness to keep contact with his master while working
is one of his essential qualities. He cannot bear rough treatment and
must be neither aggressive nor shy.
Dry, noble, well proportioned.
Skull : Moderately wide, slightly domed.
slightly pronounced groove runs from the moderately developed occiput
towards the stop. The superciliary ridges are moderately developed.
Stop : Moderate.
Nose : Well developed and broad with
as wide as possible. The colour of the nose harmonises in a dark
shading with the coat colour.
Muzzle : Blunt, not pointed; with
jaws, strongly muscled. The bridge of the nose is straight,
Lips : Tightly fitting, no pendulous
Jaws/Teeth : Powerful jaws with a
regular and complete scissor bite, the upper teeth closely overlapping
the lower teeth and set square to the jaws ; with 42 healthy teeth
according to the dentition formula.
Cheeks : Strong, well muscled.
Eyes : Slightly oval, of medium size.
fitting eyelids. Intelligent and lively expression. The brown eye
harmonising with the coat colour, as dark as possible preferred.
Leathers : Set on at medium height, a
backwards. Fine leathers hanging closely to the cheeks, ending in a
rounded V shape. The length is about three quarters of the length of
Of medium length, harmonising with the overall appearance.
very muscular and slightly arched. Tightly fitting skin at the throat.
Withers : Pronounced and muscular.
Back : Solid, strong, well muscled,
straight. The vertebral spines should be hidden by the muscles.
Loin : Short, broad, tight, muscular,
or slightly arched. The portion from back to loin is well coupled.
Croup : Broad and of sufficient
cut off short. Sloping slightly to the tail. Well muscled.
Chest : Deep and broad with well
well muscled, moderately arched forechest; sternum extending as far
back as possible. The sternum and the elbow should be at the same
level. Ribs moderately arched. Last ribs carried well back.
Underline : Elegant, tight, arching
towards the rear, slightly tucked up.
Set on slightly low, strong at the base, then tapering. In
where tail docking is not prohibited by law, the tail may be shortened
by one quarter to avoid hunting hazards. If tail docking is prohibited,
the tail reaches down to the hock joint and carried straight or
slightly sabre like. On the move, it is raised up to the horizontal. It
is well covered by dense coat.
Viewed from the front, straight and parallel. Viewed from
legs are vertical and placed well under the body. Good bones, strongly
Shoulders : Long, sloping and flat,
attached shoulder blade. Flexible. Strong, dry musculature. Well
angulated between shoulder blade and upper arm.
Upper arm : As long as possible. Well
Elbows : Fitting close to the body,
not tied in, turning neither in nor out. Well angulated between upper
arm and forearm.
Forearm : Long, straight, sufficiently
muscled. Bone strong, but not coarse.
Pastern joint :
Pastern : Short, only very slightly
Slightly oval, with well knit, sufficiently arched, strong toes. Strong
brown nails. Tough, resistant, slate grey pads. The feet are parallel
when standing or moving.
Viewed from behind, straight and parallel. Well angulated.
Upper thigh : Long and muscular. Good
angulation between pelvis and upper thigh.
Stifle : Well angulated
Lower thigh :
Long, well muscled and sinewy. Its length is almost equal to that of
the upper thigh. Good angulation between lower thigh and metatarsus.
Hock joint : Strong, dry and sinewy,
well let down.
Metatarsus : Vertical, short and dry.
Vertical, short and dry.
Hind feet: Similar to forefeet.
The typical gait is an animated, light-footed trot, elegant
reaching, with much drive and corresponding reach. Not exhausting
gallop when working in the field. The back is firm and the topline
remains level. Good, upright carriage. Pacing undesirable.
Tightly fitting, without folds. The skin is well pigmented.
HAIR : Short and dense, should be coarse
hard at the touch. On the head and the leathers, it should be thinner,
silkier and shorter. The hair underneath the tail should be slightly,
but not noticeably, longer. It should cover all of the body ; the
underside of the belly is a little lighter coated. No undercoat.
COLOUR:Various shades of russet gold and
sandy gold (semmelgelb). The leathers may be a little darker, otherwise
uniform in colour. Red, brownish or lightened colour is undesirable. A
little white patch on the chest or at the throat, not more than 5 cm in
diameter, as well as white markings on the toes are not considered
faulty. The colour of the lips and the eyerims corresponds to the
colour of the nose.
HEIGHT AT WITHERS: Dogs: 58 - 64 cm
54 - 60 cm
It is ineffective to increase the height at the withers. A
should be aimed at. Overall balance and symmetry are much more
important than the mere measurable size.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be
considered a fault
and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be
in exact proportions to its degree.
· Distinct deviations from the characteristics
of the breed.
· Strong deviation from the sexual
· Atypical head.
· Spotted(butterfly) nose.
· Pendulous or dribbling flews.
· Under- or overshot mouth. Wry mouth, including
· One or more missing incisors and/or canine
premolars 2-4 and/or molars 1-2 ; more than two missing PM1 ; the M3
are disregarded. Not visible teeth are assessed as missing ones.
Supernumerary teeth not in line with the o-thers.
· Cleft palate, harelip.
· Light yellow eyes. Very loose eyelids;
entropion. Distichiasis (double row of eyelashes).
· Pronounced dewlap.
· Very faulty movement.
· Atypical coat.
· Dark brown or pale yellow colour.
uniformly coloured. White chest patch larger than 5 cm.
· White feet.
· Lacking pigmentation either on the skin or on
the lips and
· Any type of weakness in temperament.
· Deviation of more than 2 cm from the above
heights at withers.
Male animals must have two apparently normal testicles
into the scrotum.