Welcome to our Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas

Ekes at work (Duck hunting)

Welcome to our website. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our dogs, our kennel and to ourselves. We hope you enjoy your visit with us.

We breed Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the VUV (Verein Ungarischer Vorstehhunde) which is affiliated with the VDH (Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen – the German equivalent of The Kennel Club), the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), and the JGHV (Jagdgebrauchshundverband) which is the umbrella organisation of all hunting-dog clubs in Germany. The JGHV provides standardised tests for all hunting dogs and promotes ethical hunting and game conservation.

The rules and regulations for dog breeding in Germany are very strict. There are two hunting tests that all dogs must take. The first test, the Verbands-Jugend-Prüfung (VJP), is taken in the spring when the puppy is not older than 15 months. This test evaluates the dog’s natural hunting abilities. The dog is graded on the following: tracking, use of nose, hunting, pointing, cooperation and obedience and gunshot soundness. The second test, the Verbands-Herbstzucht-Prüfung (HZP), is taken the following autumn to determine how the natural abilities are progressing with the same testing as above, along with water work and blind retrieves using a variety of live game.

Only dogs that have passed the VJP and the HZP tests may be used for breeding.

Also all dogs must have the following health tests:

  • Hip Dysplasia – with A or B scores (B score is only allowed to breed with an A score partner)
  • Eye tests for Goniodysgenesis/Primary Glaucoma
  • DNA testing
  • Testing for the wirehair gene
  • And finally the dog must go before a panel of four judges from the VUV who look closely at the conformation, including the quality of the coat, before being awarded Breeding Approval

My husband Reimo and I share our lives (as well as our house, sofa and sometimes bed) with our wonderful Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla pack, along with our four (now rather old) Parson Russell Terriers. This delightful mix brings something new to each day and ensures that we are never bored…

We live in a small village in North-East Germany quite near to the Isle of Usedom. We are both hunters (in Germany one has to take an intensive course and test before one is allowed to own and shoot a gun) and we have two hunting grounds, one is 1200 acres and the other 850 acres. On these two pieces of land we can train our dogs, as well as train dogs for other people, go hunting and simply appreciate the beauty of the land.

There we find wild boar, red and roe deer, rabbits, foxes, badgers, racoons and other predatory animals, geese and lots and lots of ducks much to the delight of both the two-leggeds and the four-leggeds. Our dogs and their offspring are the central point of our lives. We plan our litters far in advance with a lot of forethought. Each puppy that we breed is for us unique and very much cherished and we dedicate ourselves wholly to them. To this end we do not have any more than two litters each year.

It is very important to us that we maintain regular contact with the new owners of our little “Wrangelsburgers”.

We hope you enjoy our website. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. Visitors are most welcome by prior arrangement.

Nicole & Reimo