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Breed Standard

General Appearance


Medium sized, wire coated, distinguished appearance, with a more robust build and a stronger bone structure than the shorthaired Vizsla.


Characteristics


Loyal, intelligent, obedient, sensitive, very affectionate and with patience, easily trained. Bred for hunting fur and feather, pointing and retrieving from land and water.


Temperament


Lively, gentle mannered and demonstrably affectionate.


Head and Skull


Lively and intelligent expression. Skull moderately broad and slightly rounded,

well proportioned and a little longer than muzzle, with moderate stop. Lips covering

jaws completely and neither loose nor pendulous. Bridge of nose is straight and

ends in a broad nose. The colour of the nose is harmonious with the coat colour.

Coat covering the head gives the head a somewhat square striking appearance.


Eyes


Neither deep nor prominent, of medium size, and slightly oval in shape. Eyelids fitting tightly. Colour of eyes harmonises with coat colour, slightly darker shade desired. Yellow or black eye undesirable.


Ears


The ears are of medium set, proportionately long with a thin skin

and hanging down close to cheeks. Rounded ‘V’ shape, not fleshy.


Mouth


Sound and strong white teeth. Jaws strong with perfect, regular and

complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth

and set square to the jaws. Full dentition desirable.


Neck


Well muscled and of moderate length, slightly arched and devoid of dewlap.


Forequarters


Shoulders well laid and muscular, elbows close to body and forelegs straight. Forearm long, pasterns upright.


Body


Strong and well proportioned, slightly longer in body measured from point of shoulder to point of buttock than in height from withers to ground. Level back, slightly sloping croup rounded off towards tail set. Chest strongly developed, deep and reaching, at least, to elbows. Ribs moderately well sprung and carried well back


Hindquarters


Straight when viewed from rear, thighs well developed with moderate angulation,

hocks well let down.


Feet


Slightly oval with toes short, arched and tight. Nails short, strong and a shade

darker than coat.


Tail


Previously customarily docked.

Docked: Customarily docked by one third of length. Moderately thick, and

tapering towards the end. Slightly low set. When moving carried horizontally.

Undocked: Slightly low set. Moderately thick, slightly curved. Tapering towards

the end, reaching to hocks. When moving, carried horizontally.


Gait/Movement


Animated, flowing and ground covering, with a strong rear driving action.


Coat


The wire coat on the neck and body is harsh and close fitting, up to 4cms (1 1/2 ins) long, with an undercoat, which is normally heavier in winter. The hair on muzzle is short and coarse, the hair forming a small beard on the chin. The skull is covered by short, dry hair. Hair on the ears is short and fine. The eyebrows are dense. The coat is shorter on the lower part of the legs, chest and belly. Longer hair is permitted on the rear of the legs. On the feet and between the toes the hair is softer and shorter. Coat on the tail is dense and stronger.


Colour


Golden sand to russet. Small white marks on chest and feet should not be penalised. Dark brown or pale yellow undesirable.


Size


Dogs 58cm to 62cm (23 - 24½ ins); Bitches 54cm to 58cm (21½ ins - 23 ins).Variance of less than 3 cms is permitted as long as the dog remains in proportion.


Faults


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 proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog, and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Note


Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.



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