Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Facts
- AKC, CKC, UKC
- 23" - 27"
- 60-90 lbs.
- 12 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
Korthals griffon, griffon de?arret a poil du Korthals
The wirehaired pointing griffon originated in France.
Date Of Origin
This breed developed in 1873.
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.
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.
The wirehaired pointing griffon is intelligent, good-natured, and eager to please. It gets bored easily and can be manipulative.
Gifted with an exceptionally fine sense of smell, and a great passion for the hunt, especially for quail or hare.
It does well with an active, dog-experienced owner in a rural or suburban home.
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Publisher: Wiley Publishing Inc, 2007
Author: Liz Palika
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster inc, 1980
Author: Elizabeth Meriwether Schuler
The New Encyclopedia of the Dog
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000
Author: Bruce Fogle