Dog Breed Profiles

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Holland, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 Years 
Color
Steel gray with chestnut markings; white and chestnut; white. 
Coat
Coarse and hard 
Exercise Needs
Requires plenty of exercise, would make a great jogging partner. 
Temperament
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 

Breed Description

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.

Breed Infobits

The rough exterior of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon hides a master hunter with formidable ability.

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