Developed by hunters and falconers in Hungary, the wirehaired vizsla is a lean, athletic hunting dog whose most distinguishing features are its weather-resistant, dense wire coat with beard, eyebrows and brushes on the legs. From nose and eyes to toenails, the wirehaired vizsla is self-colored in harmony with its coat of golden rust. It is sturdy and strong yet graceful, built to hunt in all elements and cover any terrain encountered by the walking hunter. With a keen nose for hunting and tracking feather and fur on land and in water, it has a natural point and retrieve. Affectionate and intuitive, the wirehaired vizsla is an ideal companion for the active family.