The best information we currently have on the incidence of health problems in the breed at the moment is from the recent health survey we conducted in 2015. The results of which can be found by clicking the relevant link below.
Unfortunately allergies, like in humans are a complicated condition to tackle with there being no definitive cure or treatment. The extent to which the condition is inherited is not known. It is something we are keen to investigate further.
There are several steps which we advise if your dog is diagnosed with epilepsy:
- It is critically important for the owners of dogs affected by this condition report back to their dogs breeders to allow them to take proactive steps to reduce it from their breeding program.
- We are also keen to hear about dogs affected by this. Please report it using the health reporting survey button below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can submit samples of your dogs DNA to the AHT. The more samples that are stored with the AHT the easier it will be for them to look for the affected genes, should advances make it advantageous: See here: http://www.aht.org.uk/cms-display/genetics_research.html
- You can get help and support from people experienced in dealing with this condition.
The breed median score for Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla as published by the BVA in June 2015 is 11. The recommendation from the BVA is that dogs to be bred from have hip scores around or ideally below the breed median score and that the scores of other closely related dogs are also considered.
HWVA Health Survey 2015
AHT/ HWVA Health Survey 2010
|AHT Report of Health Survey||AHT Mortality Report of Health Survey|
|HWVA's summary of Health Survey Report||HWVA's summary of Health Survey Mortality Report|
Kennel Club Purebred Dog Health Survey 2006
|Summary results of the Purebred Dog Health Survey for all breeds||Summary results of the Purebred Dog Health Survey for Hungarian Wirehaired Viszlas|