The Hungarian vizsla is a medium-size sporting breed that appears slim, sleek, and sophisticated. It weighs 45–65 pounds and stands 53–64 centimetres at the withers. Its head is well-proportioned and looks noble, with moderately wide, slightly dome-shaped skull. It also sports a moderate stop with a well-developed nose and wide nostrils. The nose must be the same colour as its coat, the muzzle is blunt, and the jaws are well-muscled. Its lips are tight with no pendulous flews, as opposed to most hound dogs. It has oval-shaped eyes that are medium in size, with colours harmonising with its coat colour and nose, often dark as possible.
The Hungarian vizsla is compact and muscular with a strong and solid back that is tight and straight. Its loins are short, broad, and muscular, also slight arched or straight. The chest is deep, well-muscled, and moderately arched as well. Its coat is short, dense and must be coarse and hard to touch. The coat should cover the whole body with a less coat on the underside of the belly. The vizsla sports no undercoat. Acceptable coat colours include russet gold and dark sandy gold. Red, brownish, and other light colours are not desirable or acceptable.
When it comes to grooming, Hungarian vizsla is low-maintenance. It is a self-cleaning dog breed with little to no doggy smell. Its short, dense coat only requires weekly brushing to keep its coat in good condition. However, since this dog breed does not have an undercoat, it often has low tolerance to cold, so make sure to wipe its coat dry when it gets wet to avoid getting a chill. Other than the coat, also check its ears for any signs of infection and wax build-up, trim its nails to prevent overgrowth or cracking, and brush its teeth regularly to keep gum diseases at bay.