The Hungarian Vizsla (World of Dogs): Gay.

The Ottoman Empire which lasted from 1299 - 1923 AD was vast and incorporated South-Eastern Europe, North America and the Persian Gulf, just to name a few. In North Africa and the Persian Gulf the nomads had, and still have, their sleek hounds like the Saluki and Sloughi, both very ancient dogs, and various other types. So logic says that some of the hounds of the time helped to make the Vizsla dog into what it is today. Our Wires obviously stem from all of the above, but in the 1930, only a few years after the end of the Ottoman Empire, a dog was required that could withstand the severe winters and harsh countryside (also very beautiful) of Hungary.

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: Zsussi & Csibi and the German Wirehaired Pointer, who was totally brown and called Astor von Potat, which produced the first wire which was called

The German Wirehaired Pointers trace their origins back about 120 years. They originated in Germany, where breeders wanted to develop a rugged, versatile hunting dog that would work closely with either one person or a small party of persons hunting on foot in varied terrain; from the mountainous regions of the Alps, to dense forests, to more open areas with farms and small towns. The breed the Germans desired had to have a coat that would protect the dogs when working in heavy cover or in cold water, yet be easy to maintain. Careful crosses of the German Pointer with many other breeds were made.