Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
- Dog Breed Group
- Sporting Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Holland, hunting dog.
- Life Expectancy
- 10 - 12 Years
- Steel gray with chestnut markings; white and chestnut; white.
- Coarse and hard
- Exercise Needs
- Requires plenty of exercise, would make a great jogging partner.
- The Wirehaired Pointed Griffon is an excellent family dog who is trustworthy and has a tremendous willingness to please. He is i
- Good with Children
- Not very good with children, older respectful children are okay. Generally friendly towards other dogs and pets.
- Grooming Needs
- Minimal grooming and trimming of his coat.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 22 - 24
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 20 - 22
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 50 - 60
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 50 - 60
- Health Issues
- Skin allergies, thyroid problems, hip dysplasia.v
- Living Conditions
- He enjoys working in the field and water therefore he is much better suited to live in the country, but he will adapt to city li
In Europe he is still known as the Korthals Griffon. Easy to train he makes a wonderful pet for a strong confident owner. An active breed he exhibits pointer-like behavior but has a terrier-like attitude. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon was bred by a female who was a Griffon of Barbet origins and crossed her with various Small Munsterlanders, Braque Francais and various setters and pointers. Developed to be a methodical close worker in all types of terrain he filled the need for a versatile hunter that could point and retrieve.
The rough exterior of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon hides a master hunter with formidable ability.
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