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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Facts

  • Group
  • Sporting
  • Affiliations
  • AKC, CKC, UKC
  • Height
  • 23" - 27"
  • Weight
  • 60-90 lbs.
  • Lifespan
  • 12 years | Add yours

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  • Exercise Requirement
  • High - This breed requires vigorous daily activity
  • Training Requirement
  • Difficult to Train
  • Grooming Requirement
  • Easy
  • Colors
    • White / Brown
    • White / Orange
    • Brown
    • Silver / Grey
     
  • Breed Characteristics
    • Hunting heritage
    • Ok outdoors
    • Should sleep indoors
 

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Alternate Names

Korthals griffon, griffon de?arret a poil du Korthals

Origin

The wirehaired pointing griffon originated in France.

Date Of Origin

This breed developed in 1873.

History

The wirehaired pointing griffon was developed as a versatile hunting dog in the mid to late nineteenth century by the son of a wealthy Dutch banker. Developed in France, it?s believed that the German short hair, barbet, small Munsterlander, otterhound, and braque Francais were crossed to create the breed. It was first introduced to the U.S. in 1887.

Description

This is a medium-size dog that is slightly longer than it is tall. The head is square and the skull and muzzle are equal in length. There is a profuse mustache and eyebrows. The large, round eyes are yellow to brown, the drop ears are medium size, and the nose is brown. The tail is docked one-half to one-third its length and is carried straight or slightly raised. There is a downy undercoat and a rough, straight, or wiry outer coat. The color can be gray with brown markings; chestnut brown; roan, brown and white, or orange and white.

Temperament

The wirehaired pointing griffon is intelligent, good-natured, and eager to please. It gets bored easily and can be manipulative.

Uses

Gifted with an exceptionally fine sense of smell, and a great passion for the hunt, especially for quail or hare.

Health Concerns

Hip dysplasia.

Additional Information

It does well with an active, dog-experienced owner in a rural or suburban home.

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Sources

The Howell Book Of Dogs

Publisher: Wiley Publishing Inc, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Author: Liz Palika

Dog Bible

Publisher: BowTie Press, 2005

Website: http://www.bowtiepress.com/bowtie/

Authors: Kristin Meuh-Roe, Jarelle S. Stein

Simon & Schusters Guide to Dogs

Publisher: Simon & Schuster inc, 1980

Website: http://www.simonandschuster.com

Author: Elizabeth Meriwether Schuler

The New Encyclopedia of the Dog

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000

Website: http://www.dk.com

Author: Bruce Fogle

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