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Breed Details

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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.

Breed Standards

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.

DNA Parentage Test
Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Club of America
Wirehaired Griffon-Canada's Guide to Dogs