The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla is a relatively new breed, created in the early 1900s. It was developed by gamekeepers who wanted a good working dog with a more serviceable coat than the smooth vizsla. There are several breeds of continental dogs attributed to the creation of what is today’s HWV, including the GWP and Pudelpointer. The Pudelpointer can still be found on some of the older pedigrees.