Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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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.
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.
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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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Wirehaired Pointing Griffons sold is $1,350.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,400 upwards to $1,400 or even more for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Wirehaired Pointing Griffons sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,350.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $1,400.00 to $1,400.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 100 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Wirehaired Pointing Griffons true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Anonymous asked:
I have admired the temperament of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed for many years. However, I am not a hunter. I am an older female looking for a companion. I am familiar with high energy breeds. I have a large yard and access to a two acre fenced exercise area. Is it fair to the dog for me to continue searching for an older adult Griff to share my home and heart.

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If you are truly devoted to the breeds needs and know that you can deal with the energy level of the breed, then I say go for it. As long as you are able to continue to give the dog his/her needs, then it should be just fine. Since you are looking for an already adult dog, or even a middle aged or senior; it is even better. Then you can give your home and heart to a dog in need that might have a hard time finding a home because of age.

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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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Updated: 8/20/2017