Vizsla is a very popular dog breed in the United States and Canada, with over one million dogs registered in North America alone.
Vizslas are known for their friendly personalities, intelligence, and trainability. They have been described as being “gentle giants” because of their size and gentle nature.
They are also extremely loyal companions and make excellent family pets.
The Vizsla was developed by crossing two breeds of dogs that were already well established as pets – viz., the Hungarian Pinscher (a medium-sized terrier) and the Beagle (an English hunting dog).
The first Vizslas were bred in Hungary in the early 1900s, but it wasn’t until the 1940s when they began to gain popularity in North America.
Today, there are many types of Vizslas available on the market. Some have short or long coats, some are black, brown, white, and even red and tan.
In this article, we will be discussing the 12 most popular Vizsla cross-breeds (Vizsla Mixes) that you can find out there today.
- 1 1. Vizslapoo (Vizsla Mixes: Vizsla And Poodle)
- 2 2. Golden Vizsla (Vizsla Mixes: Golden Retriever And Hungarian Vizsla)
- 3 3. Labralas (Vizsla Mixes: Labrador Retriever And Vizsla)
- 4 4. Vizsla Staff ( Vizsla Mixes: American Staffordshire Terrier And Vizsla)
- 5 5. German Wirehaired Pointing Vizsla (Vizsla Mixes: German Wirehaired Pointer And Vizsla)
- 6 6. Vizmaraner (Vizsla And Weimaraner)
- 7 7. Transylvizsla (Vizsla Mixes:Transylvanian Hound And Vizsla)
- 8 8. Vizsla Beagle Mix
- 9 9. German Shepherd Vizsla
- 10 10. Vizsla Dachshund Mix
- 11 11. Vizsla And Boxer Mix
- 12 12. Vizsla And Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
- 13 Final Thoughts on Vizsla Mixes
1. Vizslapoo (Vizsla Mixes: Vizsla And Poodle)
The Vizslapoo is a very rare breed to come across. It is a combination of the Vizsla and the Poodle.
Any size of poodle can be used to create this breed, so the height of this dog can differ dramatically, depending on the size of poodle that is used to breed this dog with the Vizsla.
Typically, this dog will be a medium-sized dog, but there are larger versions available as well.
Also, the coat can differ depending on the poodle that was used to breed this dog. So, the coat can be either smooth or dense.
It also depends on which parent has the more dominant genes as well. Just like its parents, the Vizsla Poo is very affectionate, obedient and intelligent.
2. Golden Vizsla (Vizsla Mixes: Golden Retriever And Hungarian Vizsla)
The Golden Vizsla is a blend of the Hungarian Vizsla and the Golden Retriever. When you first look at this dog, you may think that they are a purebred Golden Retriever.
However, this dog is a mixture of dogs of its parents, resulting in a medium-sized dog that has a dense golden coat.
Once again, both its parents are known for its great hunting abilities. As a result, the Golden Vizsla is a natural hunter itself.
If you are keen on hunting waterfowl or ducks, then you will be surprised how useful the Golden Vizsla will be to you.
Even though this is a very energetic dog, they are also very comfortable living in an apartment. As long as they get some form of exercise a day, they will be happy anywhere.
Also, the Golden Vizsla can get along with other pets, but it will take a lot of firm training before they are settled.
3. Labralas (Vizsla Mixes: Labrador Retriever And Vizsla)
The Labralas is also sometimes known as a Vizslador. This is a blend between a Labrador Retriever and a Hungarian Vizsla.
Both parent animals were originally bred with hunting in mind. The Labrador Retriever was bred to retrieve game, while the Hungarian Vizsla was bred to search and point to game.
Together, both breeds make a dog that is the perfect hunting companion.
The height of a Labralas is around 24.5 inches. A male Labralas will weigh around 80 pounds, with the female only weighing around 50 to 70 pounds.
When it comes to their coat color, a Labralas puppy may have a range of coat colors from yellow, black, chocolate, or it could be the signature color of the Vizsla, rust-colored.
This is a very focused and intelligent dog. They are known to work really closely with their owner to make sure they can achieve their goals.
These are working dogs, and wherever you put them they are eager to please. Thus, they will always do their best to try and please you.
As a result, you will notice that your Labralas will be very sociable and energetic as well.
4. Vizsla Staff ( Vizsla Mixes: American Staffordshire Terrier And Vizsla)
The Vizsla Staff, which is a cross between an American Staffordshire Terrier and a Vizsla. This is another medium-sized dog that only weighs 50 pounds.
They typically have a very friendly personality and a lot of energy that they wish to use up.
As these are such a gentlemanly sociable breed, they get along with other pets, the elderly and young children really well.
Training your Vizsla Staff is really simple and easy. Alongside that, this dog doesn’t have many grooming needs, from the occasional brushing now and then to removing any dead hairs that may have gotten stuck.
Also, apart from a couple of health concerns, the Vizsla Staff is a great dog for any family to own as a pet.
5. German Wirehaired Pointing Vizsla (Vizsla Mixes: German Wirehaired Pointer And Vizsla)
A German Wirehaired Pointing Vizsla, as the name suggests, is a cross between the Vizsla and a German Wirehaired Pointer.
This breed is a very quick learner and a very obedient dog, that you will love to own as a pet. They are really gentle dogs that really like to please their owners, but also make fantastic watch dogs.
This is a medium-sized dog, reaching around 21 to 24 inches in height. A male can weigh around 55 to 65 pounds, whereas a female weighs around 45 to 55 pounds.
The German Wirehaired Pointing Vizsla has a very muscular body and a wide, deep chest.
With a dense short haired outer-coat compared with a soft undercoat, this breed of dog can handle all kinds of weather and climate.
The breed are known as natural hunters, but their floppy ears also make them look adorable too.
6. Vizmaraner (Vizsla And Weimaraner)
The Vizmaraner is a Magyar Vizsla and a Weimaraner together. The end result is an attractive and loving dog.
This is an incredibly caring and loving dog that is known to love human company, but you could call them quite clingy.
Quite a large dog, that can stand up to a height of around 22 to 33 inches. Whilst weighing an average of 65 pounds.
They also feature a short, sleek coat that can either be seen in a gray color of the Weimaraner or a rust-gold color of the Vizsla.
Their short hair also means that they don’t shed much, so you only need to occasionally brush this breed to keep them looking good.
They are known for their calm temperament, which makes them perfect family companions. Very intelligent creatures that are very easy to train.
However, as said before, they do have separation anxiety if left alone for too long. Also, they have lots of energy, so they need to be kept active.
7. Transylvizsla (Vizsla Mixes:Transylvanian Hound And Vizsla)
A Transylvizsla is a mixture of a Transylvanian Hound and Vizsla. It could be easy to mistake this dog for a Rottweiler, as they do have a similar coat color and pattern.
However, these dogs are much smaller than a Rottweiler. A male will reach around 21 to 24 inches in height, with a weight around 65 to 75 pounds.
However, a female will reach a height of around 18 to 21 inches and weigh on average 60 to 65 pounds. These are very sporty and hunting dogs due to their parents’ backgrounds.
They have a short coat which can be seen in a wide selection of colors from red, brindle, brown, fawn, pied, blue, sable and black.
Grooming is easy! All that is required is to brush their hair around a couple of times weekly to keep their coat looking healthy.
Although, the Transylvizsla needs to have a firm owner while they are training them. This is because these dogs are known to be very stubborn and strong-willed when they want to be.
Also, they need to be put in a socializing setting starting from a very young age with other pets and children as well.
8. Vizsla Beagle Mix
Vizsla Beagle Mix is one of the most popular dog breeds.
The Beagle is a very ancient breed of dog that is said to have rooted all the way back to Ancient Greece in the 5th Century. Henry VII and Edward II would use the beagle for hunting.
As we know, the Vizsla is also a well known hunting dog that a lot of people still use today. Yet the Vizsla Beagle Mix is believed to be a good hunter like its parents.
Even if you don’t have this dog for hunting purposes, then they make a great pet for any home. They have a really charming and sweet personality.
They do have a lot of energy that they need to use up, so you will need to keep them occupied or take them out once a day for them to use up this energy.
9. German Shepherd Vizsla
The German Shepherd Vizsla combines the Vizsla with the German Shepherd, two beloved breeds of dogs. Both dogs are known to be great companion dogs and working dogs.
When combined, the German Shepherd Vizsla is a very social, friendly yet hard-working dog. They are also very smart and love to learn and work.
If that wasn’t enough, these dogs are also very protective, yet gentle and loyal.
The coat on this dog depends on whose genes it takes on the most. If your German Shepherd Vizsla has developed the Vizslas short-haired like coat, then the minimum of grooming is needed.
Although, if your German Shepherd Vizsla inherits the German Shepherd’s really dense coat, then you will need to spend time grooming and brushing that coat to maintain it.
10. Vizsla Dachshund Mix
A Dachshund and Vizsla have come together and created a very popular breed of dog. This is a very affectionate dog, who loves to play and also has a cuddle at the end of a long day playing.
However, just like its parents, who are both great hunting dogs, the Vizsla Dachshund Mix has also developed some good hunting skills as well.
If you do own other pets, the Vizsla Dachshund Mix may see the other animals as prey. So long as they are socialized early and trained, this will solve this issue.
Also, as both parents have short hair, grooming is only a minimum with this breed. As long as this dog gets a lot of exercise, and you are able to be firm with your dog during training, then the Vizsla Dachshund Mix will make the perfect pet in your family.
11. Vizsla And Boxer Mix
Both the Boxer and Vizsla have a similar height and weight. This then has resulted in a dog that can have a height around 21 to 24 inches and weigh anywhere from 45 to 70 pounds.
Like its parents, this breed also has a short haired coat, making grooming a breeze.
The parent dogs were both bred to be either hunting dogs or working dogs. As a result, their offspring have some superb hunting abilities thanks to their parents.
Alongside that, this is a very loving dog, who is affectionate towards its owners and likes spending lots of time with them.
So long as they are trained early, then this breed will happily live with young children and other animals. Make sure you give them plenty of exercise and that will keep these dogs happy.
12. Vizsla And Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
A powerful and fast Rhodesian Ridgeback has been combined with the beautiful Vizsla, to create a stunning dog that possesses some perfect characteristics.
Both of the parents have really strong and powerful hunting instincts, so this breed has inherited all of these wonderful hunting skills.
Alongside that, these dogs are incredibly affectionate and caring. While they are very intelligent, they do like to have some independence.
The Ridgeback Vizsla Mix is known not to shed much hair. Yet they do require plenty of training and exercise to keep them a happy, healthy and social dog.
Final Thoughts on Vizsla Mixes
As you can see, there are various Vizsla mixes out there. Due to all of these crossbreeds, that is why the Vizsla itself has grown in popularity in recent years as well.
What you will notice is that a lot of these breeds are light-haired shedders and have great hunting instincts. These dogs are also very friendly and sociable.
Since they are all crossbreeds, they are also very smart and trainable. So, if you want to add a new member to your family, then look no further than the Vizsla cross breeds.
By now, you probably know about Vizsla Mixes and what to expect if you want to adopt one of the dog breed mixes that we have mentioned above.
As with any dog you wish to buy, you should always use a reliable breeder.