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The June 1966 FCI STANDARD No. 57 (Source: www.pointernet.pds.hu/kutya/standards/57.html)

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HUNGARIAN SHORT-HAIRED POINTER (VIZSLA) (57)

 

 

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RÖVID SZŐRŰ MAGYAR VIZSLA (57)

 

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HUNGARIAN SHORT-HAIRED POINTER (VIZSLA)
(Rövidszörü Magyar Vizsla)


ORIGIN: Hungary.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD: 06.04.2000

UTILISATION: A versatile gun dog that must be able to work in the field, forest and 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.

CLASSIFICATION: Group 7 Pointing Dogs.
Section 1 Continental Pointing Dogs.
With working trial (Field and Water Trial)

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: The ancestors of the Hungarian Vizsla came into the Carpathian Basin 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.

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Medium sized, elegant gun dog of noble appearance with short russet gold coat. His rather light, dry, lean structure embodies the harmony of beauty and strength.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS
· The body length slightly exceeds the height at the withers.
· The depth of the brisket is slightly less than half the height at the withers.
· The muzzle is slightly shorter than half the length of the head.

BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT : Lively, friendly, evenly tempered, to be trained easily. His 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.

HEAD : Dry, noble, well proportioned.

CRANIAL REGION
Skull : Moderately wide, slightly domed. A slightly pronounced groove runs from the moderately developed occiput towards the stop. The superciliary ridges are moderately developed.
Stop : Moderate.

FACIAL REGION
Nose : Well developed and broad with nostrils as wide as possible. The colour of the nose harmonises in a dark shading with the coat colour.
Muzzle : Blunt, not pointed; with strong jaws, strongly muscled. The bridge of the nose is straight,
Lips : Tightly fitting, no pendulous flews.
Jaws/Teeth : Powerful jaws with a perfect, 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. Well 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 little backwards. Fine leathers hanging closely to the cheeks, ending in a rounded V shape. The length is about three quarters of the length of the head.

NECK : Of medium length, harmonising with the overall appearance. The nape very muscular and slightly arched. Tightly fitting skin at the throat.

BODY
Withers : Pronounced and muscular.
Back : Solid, strong, well muscled, taut and straight. The vertebral spines should be hidden by the muscles.
Loin : Short, broad, tight, muscular, straight or slightly arched. The portion from back to loin is well coupled.


Croup : Broad and of sufficient length, not cut off short. Sloping slightly to the tail. Well muscled.
Chest : Deep and broad with well developed, 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 line towards the rear, slightly tucked up.

TAIL : Set on slightly low, strong at the base, then tapering. In countries 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.

LIMBS

FOREQUARTERS : Viewed from the front, straight and parallel. Viewed from the side, legs are vertical and placed well under the body. Good bones, strongly muscled.
Shoulders : Long, sloping and flat, well attached shoulder blade. Flexible. Strong, dry musculature. Well angulated between shoulder blade and upper arm.
Upper arm : As long as possible. Well muscled.
Elbows : Fitting close to the body, however 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 : Strong, tight.
Pastern : Short, only very slightly sloping.
Forefeet : 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.
HINDQUARTERS : Viewed from behind, straight and parallel. Well angulated. Strong bone.
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, rather well let down.
Metatarsus : Vertical, short and dry.
Hind feet : Similar to forefeet.

GAIT/MOVEMENT : The typical gait is an animated, light-footed trot, elegant and far 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.

SKIN Tightly fitting, without folds. The skin is well pigmented.

COAT

HAIR : Short and dense, should be coarse and 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 dark 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.
 

SIZE/WEIGHT

HEIGHT AT WITHERS
Dogs: 58 - 64 cm    [Ed. this is 22.83" to 25.20"]
Bitches: 54 - 60 cm  [Ed. this is 21.26" to 23.62"]

It is ineffective to increase the height at the withers. A medium size should be aimed at. Overall balance and symmetry are much more important than the mere measurable size.

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 proportions to its degree.

ELIMINATING FAULTS
· Distinct deviations from the characteristics of the breed.
· Strong deviation from the sexual characteristics.
· Atypical head.
· Spotted(butterfly) nose.
· Pendulous or dribbling flews.
· Under- or overshot mouth. Wry mouth, including all intermediate forms.
· One or more missing incisors and/or canine and/or 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; ectropion, entropion. Distichiasis (double row of eyelashes).
· Pronounced dewlap.
· Dewclaws.
· Very faulty movement.
· Atypical coat.
· Dark brown or pale yellow colour. Parti-coloured, not uniformly coloured. White chest patch larger than 5 cm.
· White feet.
· Lacking pigmentation either on the skin or on the lips and eyerims.
· Any type of weakness in temperament.
· Deviation of more than 2 cm from the above mentioned heights at withers.


NB: Male animals must have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

 

 

FCI STANDARD - AUSTRALIA

FCI Standard (Australia) Source: http://www.ankc.aust.com/hungviz.html



F.C.I. Standard No 57 dated June 1996

Adopted in Australia from 1st January 1998

Revised May 2001

Country of Origin: Hungary

Translated by Mrs H Gross-Richardson, Mrs Ann Mitchell and Mrs Elke Peper

 

BRIEF HISTORICAL REVIEW- The ancestors of the Hungarian Vizsla came into the Carpathian Basin with the nomadic Hungarian tribes. Written descriptions and graphic illustrations are found in documents of the 14th century. 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 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 Hungarian Vizsla received recognition by the FCI in 1936.

GENERAL APPEARANCE – He is a medium sized, elegant gun dog of noble appearance with a short russet gold coat. His rather light, dry, lean structure embodies the harmony of beauty and strength.

CHARACTERISTICS – The Hungarian Vizsla is a versatile gun dog that must be able to work in field, forest and water and have the following typical qualities. He must have an excellent nose, firmness on the point , be excellent at retrieving and have the 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 then gun and game shyness, unwillingness to point and retrieve, as well 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.

TEMPERAMENT – Lively, friendly, evenly tempered and easily trained. His 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 or shy.

HEAD AND SKULL – The head should be dry, noble and well proportioned. The skull moderately wide and slightly domed. A slightly pronounced groove runs from the moderately developed occiput towards the stop. The supercilliary ridges are moderately developed. The stop is moderate.

His nose should be well developed and broad with nostrils as wide as possible. The colour of the nose harmonises in a dark shading with the coat colour. The muzzle is blunt, not pointed, with strong jaws that are strongly muscled. The bridge of the nose is straight. The lips are tight fitting with no pendulous flews. The jaws are powerful and the cheeks are strong and well muscled.

EYES – The eyes are slightly oval and of medium size with well fitting eyelids. He has an intelligent and lively expression. The brown eyes harmonise with the coat colour, as dark as possible preferred.

EARS – The ears are set on at medium height, a little backwards. He has fine leathers, which hang closely to the cheeks and end in a rounded V shape. The length is about three-quarters of the length of the head.

MOUTH – He has a regular and complete scissor bite with the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws with 42 healthy teeth according to dentition formula.

NECK – Of medium length, harmonising with the overall appearance. The nape very muscular and slightly arched. Tightly fitting skin (no dewlap) at the throat.

FOREQUARTERS – Viewed from the front they should be straight and parallel. Viewed from the side the legs are vertical and placed well under the body. Good bones and strongly muscled. The shoulders are long, sloping and flat with well attached shoulder blades. Flexible with strong dry muscles. Well angulated between the shoulder blade and upper arm. The upper arm is as long as possible and well muscled. The elbows fit close to the body, not tied in and turning neither in nor out and are well angulated between the upper arm and forearm. The forearm is long, straight and sufficiently muscled with strong but not coarse bone. The pastern joint is short and tight. The pastern is short and only very slightly sloping.

BODY – The withers are pronounced and muscular. The back is solid, strong,   well muscled, taut and straight. The muscles should hide the vertebral spines. The loin is short, broad, tight, muscular, straight or slightly arched. The portion from back to loin is well coupled. The croup is broad and of sufficient length, not to cut off short. It slopes slightly to the tail and is well muscled. The chest is deep and broad with a well developed, well muscled, moderately arched forechest. The sternum should extend as far back as possible. The sternum and the elbow should be at the same level. The ribs are moderately arched with the last ribs carried well back. The underline is elegant, tight, arching towards the rear and slightly tucked up.

HINDQUARTERS – Viewed from behind they should be straight and parallel. Well angulated and with strong bone. The upper thigh is long and muscular with good angulation between the pelvis and upper thigh. The stifle is well angulated. The lower thigh is long, well muscled and sinewy. Its length is almost equal to that of the upper thigh. Good angulation between the lower thigh and the metatarsus. The hock joint is strong, dry and sinewy and rather well let down. The metatarsus is vertical, short and dry.

FEET – The forefeet are slightly oval, with well knit, sufficiently arched, strong toes. The nails are strong and brown in colour. He has tough, resistant, slate grey pads. The feet are parallel when standing or moving. The hind feet are similar to the forefeet.

TAIL – Set on slightly low, strong at the base, then tapering. In countries 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.

GAIT/MOVEMENT – The typical gait is an animated, light-footed trot, elegant and far-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.

COAT - Short and dense, should be coarse and hard at the touch. On the head and the ear leathers, it should be thinner, silkier and shorter. The hair underneath the tail should be slightly, but not noticeably longer. The coat should cover all if the body with the underside of the belly being a little lighter coated. No undercoat.

COLOUR – Various shades of russet gold and dark sandy gold. The ear 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 eye rims corresponds to the colour of the nose. The skin is tightly fitting, without folds and well pigmented.

SIZE/WEIGHT

HEIGHT AT WITHERS

Dogs: 58-64 cm

Bitches: 54-60 cm

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

  • The body length slightly exceeds the height at withers.

  • The depth of the brisket is slightly less than half the height at the withers

  • The muzzle is slightly shorter than half the length of head.

It is ineffective to increase the height at the withers. A medium size should be aimed at. Overall balance and symmetry are much more important than the mere measurable size.

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 the exact proportion to its degree.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

  • Distinct deviations from the characteristics of the breed

  • Strong deviation from the sexual characteristics

  • Atypical head

  • Spotted (butterfly) nose

  • Pendulous or dribbling flews

  • Under or overshot mouth. Wry mouth, including all intermediate forms

  • One or more missing incisors and/or canine and or 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 others.

  • Cleft palate, harelip

  • Light yellow eyes. Very loose eyelids. Ectropian. Entropion. Distichiasis (double row of eyelashes)

  • Pronounced dewlap

  • Dewclaws

  • Very faulty movement

  • Atypical coat

  • Dark brown or pale yellow colour. Parti-coloured. Not uniformly coloured. White chest patch larger than 5 cm.

  • White feet

  • Lacking pigmentation either on the skin or on the lips and eye rims.

  • Any type of weakness in temperament

  • Deviation of more than 2 cm from the above mentioned heights at withers

NB: Male animals must have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Gundog Group - A.N.K.C. © 1st January, 2002


Last Updated: 31 October, 2013


FCI-Standard No 57 (Source: http://www.dogdomain.com/fcistandards/fci-057.htm)

HUNGARIAN VIZSLA
F.C.I. Standard No 57 
dated June 1966

Note: This standard was translated into English in July 1966 by the FCI. and has been edited with reference to French and German versions by Mrs Ann Mitchell,
Words contained in normal brackets (....) are as in the original. 
Words contained in square brackets [....] are alternative translations or explanations.. 
Country of Origin: Hungary. 

BRIEF HISTORICAL REVIEW - It was bred in the 18th century from the ancient Hungarian Foxhound and the yellow coloured Turkish  hunting dog.   It appeared in its present form in the 19th century when it was improved by breeding with more foreign gundogs. 

GENERAL APPEARANCE - It is a medium sized gundog; gentle, of noble appearance, lean muscled, with a fine boned frame, steely sinews and dry limbs.    It is lively and has great intelligence.   Its coat is short, dark and sandy coloured. 

CHARACTERISTICS  - It has an excellent nose [excellent scenting powers].   It is quiet as it holds game at bay.   It works readily even on damp ground.   It is a many purpose hunting dog. 

TEMPERAMENT -   It is intelligent, docile [easily trained], quiet but also lively.  It is affectionate.   It accepts guidance well.  It is obedient but sensitive to bad treatment. 

HEAD AND SKULL - The head is lean and noble.   The occiput is moderate.   The skull is broad and is slightly domed;  strongly sinewed; with slight median line; when relaxed the forehead is smooth.   The eye-arches are moderately developed.   The stop is moderate.   The frontal part of the muzzle ends bluntly in every direction, and does not become pointed.   The bridge of the nose is straight and forms an angle of 30 - 35 degrees with the crown of the head.   The nose is well developed and broad, the nostrils wide.   The jaw bone and the mandible are strongly developed.   The lips are moderate, dry and do not hang down over the mouth. 

EYES -   The eyes are neither deeply set nor protruding.   The expression is lively and sensible.   The eyelids fit tightly around the eye so that neither the white of the eye nor the conjunctiva can be seen.   The colour of the eye is always a darker colour than the coat.   Windhover [a bird of prey], fish-like or black eyes are not allowed. 

EARS -  The ears are set at medium height.   They are covered with a thin skin and are not fleshy.   They are pendant and have a rounded V-shape, longer than medium. 

MOUTH -  A standard set of teeth with scissor bite. 

NECK - is of medium length, moderate arch and sinewy.   It has no dewlaps on the neck. 

FOREQUARTERS - The shoulder blades are quite firmly attached to the body,  richly muscled and sloping.   The elbows are in line with the body, turning neither in nor out.   The forearms are long, the wrists large and the pasterns short. 

BODY - The withers are distinct and long; the back is straight, short and well muscled.   The loin is moderately long, firm, broad and sinewy; it does not form a flank.   The croup is straight but not horizontal; it is well muscled.   The forechest [prosternum] protrudes, is moderately broad and very muscular.   The chest is deep and long, not barrelled; the ribs are moderately arched.   The belly is slightly tucked up.  The area between the false ribs and the hipbones is somewhat hollowed. 

HINDQUARTERS - The hind limbs are a little open-angled [a little more than 90 degrees] and stretched when standing.   The bones and the thighs are long.   The stifle joint forms an angle of 110 - 120 degrees.   The hocks are set low. 

FEET - 
Front feet:  Round and closed.   The pads are full and resilient.   Nails are short, well developed and darker than the coat colour.   Dew-claws are regarded as a fault. 
Hind Feet: Well closed.   Pads are firm and resilient. 

TAIL - The tail is set a little low and is of moderate thickness.   It is preferably docked leaving only two-thirds of its whole length so that it reaches the popliteal space [the hollow at the back of the knee/ of the ham].   While moving it remains horizontal. 

GAIT/MOVEMENT - Is lively, graceful and elegant.   Its classic gait accentuates the perfect formation of the type. 

COAT - The skin is tight and without wrinkles.   The edges of the mouth and of the eyelids are pigmented and dark brown colour.   The hair is short, straight, coarse, thick, fitting to the body and shiny.   It is very resistant to adverse weather. 

COLOUR -  Dark sandy, without markings. 

SIZE -  Height at the withers, measured with a stick is: Males     57 - 64 cm [22.5 - 25 ins] 
Females  53 - 60 cm. [21 - 23.5 ins] 
The relative measurements of the parts of the body are in proportion to that of the height at the withers: 
Length of the body  100% [Height = length] 
Depth of the chest    44% [of the height] 
Breadth of the chest    33% " " 
Girth    117% " " 
Length of the head    42% " " 
Length of the muzzle =  46% of length of the head 
Length of the ear is up to 76% of length of the head. 

Weight: 22 - 30 kgs. [49 - 66 lbs] 

FAULTS - 
Over-refined or loose build   Weak bone structure. 
Too small or too large.  Coarse head like that of a Bloodhound.  Loose eyelids.      Hanging lips. 
Deficient set of teeth. 
Thin hair.   Badly docked or curling tail. 

DISQUALIFICATIONS 
Not typical. 
Hanging, open eyelid.     Pendant, slobbering lips. 
Spotted or black nose. 
Undershot. Overshot more than 2mm. 
Mixed colours. Cream or brown coloured. 
White patches, mark on the chest exceeding 5 cms. 
White feet. 
Height  Males  Less than 56 cm and more than 65 cms  [22 & 25˝ ins] 
Females Less than 52 cms and more than 62 cms   [20˝ & 24˝ ins] 
 
NOTE:   Male animals must have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum