Monday, May 20, 2019

Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon

Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon Breed Description

Appearance: 19-24” (49-61 cm) 50-60 lb (23-27 kg) Medium-length, straight coarse outercoat. Fine, thick downy undercoat. Moustache. Steel grey with liver patches, liver roan, liver, liver and white, orange and white.


Around 1870, a Dutchman named Korthals decided to create a sporting dog that could compete with English gun dogs. Beginning with Griffon stock, which he carefully inbred to set the traits he desired, he then combined other sporting breeds such as the French Pointer, French Barbet, German Short-Haired Pointer and various spaniels and setters. The resulting dogs were strong, versatile and excellent birding dogs that could point, track and retrieve their prey. Though slower than many other breeds of gun dog, the Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon had the advantage of being easy to work in small farm fields.It also had the ability to track injured birds that ran, ensuring the kill was not lost. The breed did well in Europe and gained a great following in France, which is credited as its country of origin. However, it did not gain popularity in North America, where its slower speed didn’t suit the wide open regions frequented by hunters. This dog is equally suited to retrieving on land or in water.


A lover of the outdoors, the Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon is an active dog who thrives on long walks in any kind of weather. Indoors he is relaxed and happy to spend time with his family. His stable disposition makes him a good playmate for children. Respectful and responsive, the Wire Haired Pointing Griffon is easy to train.

Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon Breeders:

There is no Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon Breeder registered with us yet.