Neck strong, smooth and muscular, moderately long, arched and devoid of
dewlap, broadening nicely into shoulders which are moderately laid back. This
is mandatory to maintain balance with the moderately angulated hindquarters.
Body is strong and well proportioned. Back short. Withers high and the
topline slightly rounded over the loin to the set on of the tail. Chest
moderately broad and deep reaching down to the elbows. Ribs well-sprung;
underline exhibiting a slight tuck-up beneath the loin. Tail set just below
the level of the croup, thicker at the root and docked one-third off.
Ideally, it should reach to the back of the stifle joint and be carried at or
near the horizontal. An undocked tail is faulty.
Shoulder blades proportionately long and wide sloping moderately back and
fairly close at the top. Forelegs straight and muscular with elbows close.
Feet cat-like, round and compact with toes close. Nails brown and short.
Pads thick and tough. Dew claws, if any, to be removed on front and rear
feet. Hare feet are faulty.
Hind legs have well developed thighs with moderately angulated stifles and
hocks in balance with the moderately laid back shoulders. They must be
straight as viewed from behind. Too much angulation at the hocks is as faulty
as too little. The hocks are let down and parallel to each other.
Short, smooth, dense and close-lying, without woolly undercoat. A
distinctly long coat is a disqualification.
Solid golden rust in different shadings. Solid dark mahogany red and pale
yellow are faulty. White on the forechest, preferably as small as possible,
and white on the toes are permissible. Solid white extending above the
toes or white anywhere else on the dog except the forechest is a
disqualification. When viewing the dog from the front, white markings on
the forechest must be confined to an area from the top of the sternum to a
point between the elbows when the dog is standing naturally. White
extending on the shoulders or neck is a disqualification. White due to
aging shall not be faulted. Any noticeable area of black in the coat is a
Far reaching, light footed, graceful and smooth. When moving at a fast trot,
a properly built dog single tracks.
The ideal male is 22 to 24 inches at the highest point over the shoulder
blades. The ideal female is 21 to 23 inches. Because the Vizsla is meant to
be a medium-sized hunter, any dog measuring more than 1-1/2 inches over or
under these limits must be disqualified.
A natural hunter endowed with a good nose and above-average ability to take
training. Lively, gentle-mannered, demonstrably affectionate and sensitive
though fearless with a well developed protective instinct. Shyness, timidity
or nervousness should be penalized.
Completely black nose
Solid white extending above
the toes or white anywhere else on the dog except the forechest.
White extending on the
shoulders or neck.
Any male over 25-1/2
inches, or under 20-1/2 inches at the highest point over the shoulder blades.
Any female over 24-1/2
inches or under 19-1/2 inches at the highest point over the shoulder blades.
A distinctly long coat.