Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium sized hunting breed.
They have a loyal and dedicated temperament making then an ideal family dog and hunting companion.
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Finding a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
- Large, round, brown to yellow eyes
- Coat: Hard, coarse hair with a fine, thick undercoat; most common color is steel gray with brown markings; also comes in roan, white and brown and white and orange
- Protruding eyebrows and mustache
- Ears hang down
- Square-muzzle with brown nose
- Medium build
- Tail docked and carried straight out
- Height: 20-24 inches
- Weight: 50-60 pounds
- Average lifespan: 12-13 years
- Energetic, loving, active, loyal, smart, tireless worker
- Interaction with people: Good family dog; excellent with children. Cautious with strangers
- Interaction with animals: Good with other animals if socialized properly
- Training: Easily trained
- Hip dysplasia
- Ophthalmic disorders (including entropion and ectropion)
- Otitis Externa (ear infections)
While the listed ailments may be common in this breed, not all members of the breed suffer from these conditions. Responsible breeders screen for orthopedic and genetic diseases.
- Not recommended for apartments; best in a rural area
- Needs large yard
- Needs daily exercise
- Loves to swim
- Light shedder
- Brush weekly
- Clean ears and remove hairs inside
- Eduard Korthals, the son of an affluent Dutch banker, established this breed in the late 1800s
- Natural hunter and tracker
- Breed is called the Korthals griffon in Europe
- Uncommon in both Europe and North America, only about 75 to 150 puppies are born annually in the U.S.
- Originally from Holland, but was seriously developed in France
- Developed in the 1870s
- Designed to be a versatile gundog, this breed can hunt rodents, fox and bird