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About the Author

Gay Gottlieb was born in Gloucestershire and spent her formative years in the country. She went to school in England and Switzerland and lived in Paris for some years. She welcomed her first Vizsla dog, Sh Ch Waidman Remus, in the early 1970s, shortly followed by a bitch, Sh Ch Galfrid Sofia at Russetmantle. Over the following four decades she studied and nurtured the breed dedicating her time and love to this most beautiful animal.

Gay Gottlieb with puppies


In 2008 Gay Gottlieb was honoured to receive the prestigious 'Lifetime Achievement Award' presented by the Hungarian Vizsla Society.  To find out more about the award please click here.

Chapter 4 - The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

The Wirehaired Vizsla is recognised as a pure breed in many countries today. On the Continent it is highly thought of, qualifying in the field and in the show ring at Championship level. The working Wirehaired Vizsla has many demands made on him, water work and wild fowling on the Great Lakes being especially popular and profitable. Many sportsmen travel to Hungary to shoot, and a dog who can work in these conditions is essential. The Wirehaired Vizsla, which can shed water easily from its thicker, warmer coat, has an advantage over the short-haired type.....

The Wirehaired Vizsla
The Wirehaired Vizsla

Subheadings in chapter 4

Interim Breed Standard issued by The Kennel Club in January 1994.
The Wirehair Show Scene.
The Longhaired Vizsla.