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Breed Group: Sporting
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

5/3/2012 1:20:32 PM

5/3/2012 1:20:32 PM

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.
7/16/2014 4:25:53 PM

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4/7/2012 7:33:26 PM

4/7/2012 7:33:26 PM

I live in a neighborhood and we are considering of getting a wirehaired pointing griffon but he... I live in a neighborhood and we are considering of getting a wirehaired pointing griffon but he will go hunting,only in hunting season but we will be able to play fetch,but im afraid this wont be enough exercise,will it be enough exercise?

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The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a very athletic dog. They need more exercise then 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.
5/2/2014 10:30:59 AM

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1/3/2012 12:06:26 PM

1/3/2012 12:06:26 PM

I live in a an apartment and I would like to get a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. We can take him... I live in a 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 loose. 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.
5/2/2014 10:32:18 AM

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11/2/2011 11:13:59 AM

11/2/2011 11:13:59 AM

I have a labradoodle that is about 60 lbs. I live in an apartment and I am away from home about... I have a labradoodle that is about 60 lbs. I live in an apartment and I am away from home about 8.5 hours during the week. I feel bad for the dog, since he is very social. I found a wirehaired pointing griffon at a local animal shelter and thought that he could be a good companion for the both of us. We take 2 brisk walks per day. We walk about 30 minutes in the morning and about an hour at night. Would this be enough exercise for the griffon or is it wrong of me to even consider to adopt the dog?

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The Wiredhaired Pointing Griffon needs at least an hour and a half of hard running exercise per day. As well, the Labradoodle should have between 1 1/2 - 2 hours of hard running exercise per day. So if you are able to up the amount of time you spend with your dog already and can handle two athletic dogs, then that would be fine. If not, it may be better to find a different breed of dog with a lower exercise need.
5/2/2014 10:34:12 AM

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9/1/2011 8:57:59 PM

9/1/2011 8:57:59 PM

My Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is pretty boring. He eats, sleeps, and just sits there at the... 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 alot, though. Is that the problem?? PLEASE help

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's 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!
10/24/2011 11:07:32 PM

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12/16/2010 1:47:51 PM

12/16/2010 1:47:51 PM

My wired-haired pointing griffon (we think), has been biting and pulling his hair out from his... My wired-haired 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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Anonymous

my wire haired 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.
1/2/2011 1:20:43 PM

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11/6/2010 3:54:34 PM

11/6/2010 3:54:34 PM

Does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have hair or fur? Do you have to pull hair out of their... Does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have hair or fur? Do you have to pull hair out of their ears like poodles?

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Anonymous

Not sure about the ear hair but Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs have hair and are ok for people with allergies.
11/26/2010 12:17:34 PM

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