Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon History/Evolution:

The history of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon begins in the mid-1880s. Eduard Korthals of Amsterdam is credited with developing the breed, which he hoped would be a dog who could hunt in marshes and other terrain. He took the dog to France, where it was well received and quickly gained a following. Known for a time as the Russian Setter, the Griffon gained AKC recognition in 1887. Today the breed still has loyal followers who value it for its pointing and retrieving as well as for its companionship.


Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Size:

Medium to large, 50 to 60 pounds; females 20 to 22 inches; males 22 to 24 inches.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Color:

Chestnut, solid or with roaning.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Temperament:

Skilled, independent field dog, easily trained. Outgoing, eager to please, comical, and amiable in the home with enough exercise. Generally friendly toward others.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Energy level:

Medium to high.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Best owner:

Hunter, athletes in suburban or rural home.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Needs:

Daily exercise (jogging, field runs, games), fenced yard, consistent training, weekly brushing and some hand stripping, attention to ear care.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Life expectancy:

12 to 14 years.