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Breed Group: Sporting
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Overview
This versatile hunting dog originated in the Netherlands in 1873. Bred to hunt closely with their master, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's hardy build and all terrain capabilities made them favorites for hunting such game as quail and hare. This breed is relatively rare and is considered to be one of the best-kept secrets in the Sporting group.
Character
Affectionately referred to as Griffs, this graceful, sturdy, and medium-sized breed possesses passion and excellence as a family pet and enthusiastic hunter. They are highly adept at problem solving, extremely obedient, and very intelligent.

Does your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
A lively and agile breed, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is deeply devoted and affectionate to their family. They are extremely people oriented and do well with considerate children. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time and may become destructive or bark excessively. They are not well suited for a two career family. They get along well with other dogs; however, caution and care must be taken with other small household pets and cats. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is loyal, responsive, and trustworthy.
Care
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon needs to be brushed and combed twice weekly. Professional stripping and trimming of the coat needs to be done twice a year to keep them looking their best. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo. It is important to keep their ears clean and free of hair. This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, elbow, eye, and thyroid problems.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a rough, double coat breed. The outer coat is wiry, straight, hard, and provides protection from harsh weather and dense brush. The under coat is thick and soft. The color of the coat is typically gray or silver, with roan or chestnut markings, or they may also be a solid chestnut. A distinguishing feature of this breed is the soft, thick, and bushy beard, moustache, and eyebrows. They shed little to no hair.
Training
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon requires early socialization and obedience training. They are eager to please and quick to learn. Their keen sense of smell, love for the field, and swimming abilities make them excel in the areas of tracking and retrieving. In the show ring they do exceedingly well in agility and obedience. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
With a tremendous energy level, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon needs an inordinate amount of exercise. In addition to being a fine hunting companion, this breed also enjoys jogging with their master and swimming as much as possible. They are not suited for apartment dwelling or for sedentary owners. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon does best in a country setting where they have the opportunity to romp and run. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
50-60 lbs
Height
Mle: 22-24; Female: 20-22 inches
Color(s)
Preferably steel gray with brown markings, also chestnut brown, or roan, white and brown. Less desirable is solid brown, solid white, or white and ora
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Anonymous asked:
What breeds make up a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon?

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The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon was developed sometime around 1870 by a Dutch breeder named Eduard Korthals. An enthusiastic hunter, his goal was to breed a dog that would hunt in all kinds of terrain. Korthals mixed German Griffons, French and German Pointers, Spaniels, Barbets and a Setter. He developed the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon in his breeding program in less than 20 years, writing a standard, and in 1916 formed the Griffon Club of America.

Anonymous asked:
I live in a neighborhood and we are considering getting a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Will he go hunting during hunting season? Will he be able to play fetch? Will this be enough exercise?

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The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a very athletic dog. They need more exercise than just playing fetch in the backyard. They need about an hour and a half of hard running exercise per day. During the hunting season, your Griffon may get enough exercise, but during the off season, time playing off leash with other dogs, or going hiking would be your best bet to keep your dog in shape and happy.

Anonymous asked:
I live in an apartment and I would like to get a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. We can take him for at least two long walks every day and there is a park nearby where I can let him run free. Is that okay?

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The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can live in an apartment, but they need at least an hour and a half of hard running exercise a day. So two walks won't be enough, but if you are able to give the dog what he/she needs and some puzzle toys to keep his/her mind occupied throughout the day, then he/she should be fine.

Anonymous asked:
My Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is pretty boring. He eats, sleeps and just sits there at the park. I'm 10, and he doesn't pay attention to me when I try to get him to exercise. We leave him alone a lot though. Is that the problem?? PLEASE help.

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are FAMILY pets that NEED to be integrated into your lives, they DO NOT do well alone. Your dog is probably not well socialized and a bit shy. YOU need to earn his trust and teach him how to play. You're 10, you should be an awesome teacher of how to have fun! Throw a ball for him, get down on the ground and hide your face while calling his name, teach him basic commands, they are very smart dogs and need some fun and challenges. Most of all, spend time with him!

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My Wirehaired Pointing Griffon (we think), has been biting and pulling his hair out from his back. Or maybe his hair is coming out from biting so much in one spot? He did this for a few weeks during the summer, then quit and is now at it again. He looks patchy. Any home remedies?

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My Wirehaired Pointing Griffon had the same thing. I thought she was pulling hair out, but later, she was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder. It could also be mange. there are several varieties. I would take the dog to the vet.

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Updated: 7/31/2015