I have been thinking of getting another dog for a long time now and all roads are leading towards a Hungarian Wirehair Vizsla
My shooting is 60% stalking, 40% game (walked up rough and duck flighting) and Iím looking for a new companion to assist with both.
The rough shooting isnít a full on season as I work overseas and usually miss about half our days but my stalking is more frequent.
Just doing some research now and looking for general info from any of the forum members who work and own a HWV and for pointers on any breeders who you could recommended to contact for a working HWV in mind.
I have 2 dogs at present (labxpoodle & a whippet) who both have a truly wonderful nature and are a joy with the kids but the labxpoodle just isnít game/gundog material if im honest and more of my wifes pet. The whippet is used for occasional rabbiting/ferreting with my oldest son and has high prey drive & not really got the characteristics of a suitable dog for deer i.e. scenting/patience at a high seat etc
From what Iíve read of the Wirehair Viszlaís, they seem to fit the bill with my shooting and although itís not a major factor, I also think they are lovely dogs as does my misses (got to keep the boss in mind here )
Iím in no immediate rush but would like to hear of your experiences, good or bad, of this breed , especially training & bringing on for stalking
Look forward to any input