The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon was created as a sporting dog that could rival the performance of English gun dogs. The Griffon stock was crossed with other sporting breeds, which may have included setters, spaniels, the French Pointer, the French Barbet, and the German Shorthaired Pointer which is where the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon was created. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed is regarded as being very trainable and affectionate. It can be displayed as a companion and a hunter at once.
A flexible gun dog, he enjoys a fair amount of outdoor exercise and welcomes the opportunity for long jaunts in the woods.
Size: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon males measure 21.5-23.5 in, 55-60 cm. Females are a bit smaller.
Coat: They possess a very rough and strong coat.
Grooming: Some raking is needed to remove dead hair, especially during the time of seasonal shedding.