The creation of the wirehaired Vizsla started in the 1930s. It was
noticed that some Vizslas had thicker coats which gave them better protection
in cover and water. One of these thicker coated bitches was crossed with a
German Wirehaired Pointer. The breeder who did this was Mr. Vasas Jozsef. He
tried two such matings with the same dog and different bitches.
After this Mr. Gresznaryk Laszlo, the owner of the Selle kennels (called the
Father of the wirehairs), continued the breeding with a dog and bitch from the
Csabai Lurko x Csabai Lidi - Dia de Selle (1942)
Dia de Selle is known as the mother of the breed.
From 1942 onwards is a grey area in which no registrations were
found. In the mid-Fifties registrations started again. It is known that they
bred in a yellow Pointer (Hertha Pointer) at some stage and also the Irish
Setter. In the late Sixties/early Seventies a Pudel Pointer was brought in,
possibly earlier but no registrations were found. Although, again, no
registrations have been found, it is almost certain a Braque, probably
Hannoveraner was used in the creation.
This information was kindly provided by Erwin Hoogenveen
History of the Breed in the United Kingdom
In the late 1970s a bitch, ARANYOS TISZU DUDAS (Zloty) was imported by
Douglas and Carol Appleton. This bitch was later transferred into the ownership
of David and Mic Layton. In 1983 a dog, BOROSTYANKO GULYAS OF CARRIGTEMPLE was
imported by the Appletons as a mate for Zloty. Unfortunately she never
conceived. The Appletons took the dog back abroad with them when they went to
live in France.
|Carol Appleton with Gulyas and Douglas with Zloty
We then had to wait until 1991, when Anna Coombe and Sheila Gray imported
ABAFIA MAYA (bitch), born 29th April, 1990, and AMOR (dog), born 3rd November,
1989. They then produced the first litter in this country on 19th March, 1992.
There were nine puppies. Amor became ill and died before another litter was
Maya (seated) and Amor
The next import was HESTIA DU DOMAINE SAINT HUBERT, also owned by Anna and
Sheila and now owned solely by Sheila.
Then came ABAFIA VEZER AT CASTLEFIELD, imported by Anna Coombe and Josephine
Vinovich, and he sired the second litter out of Abafia Maya.
After that, Jean Robertson imported in 1994 KECEL HATSAGI SIMI (dog) and in
1995 Kevin and Julia Bingham imported ARANY MEZO BURNY. Since then, there has
been a steady importation of "Wires" and the breed continues to grow.
Lilymere Delilah of Silvanus