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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Korthals Griffon, Griffon D'Arret a Poil Dur
Breed Group: Gundog Group Height Male: 21.5 to 24 inches (55-60 cm)
Breed Size: Large Height Female: 19.5 to 21.5 inches (50-55 cm)
Breed Origin: France and Holland Weight: 50-60 (23-27 kg.)
Physically, the Pointing Griffon is of medium size with a noble, square-shaped head. He has an unkempt appearance, wears a mustache and eyebrows. His expressive eyes are either brown or yellow and his nose is always brown. His outer coat is harsh, dry, stiff and protective, while he also has a downy undercoat. His colours are either steel grey with chestnut splashes, grey white with chestnut splashes, chestnut, or dirty white mixed with chestnut.

The Wirehaired Griffon is known to be very trainable, intelligent and eager to please, as well as being very people oriented and affectionate. Because of these characteristics, he makes a good companion as well as a hunter.

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is excellent in the field and in the water. His keen sense of smell also makes him a natural at tracking. Other than being a wonderful companion and hunting dog, he is also successful in the show ring, obedience, agility, and search and rescue.

Initially named the Korthals Griffon after E.K. Korthals of Holland who developed the breed, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is of Dutch origin but mainly seen as a French breed because the majority of the development of the breed took place in France. The Korthals was developed as a sporting dog that could rival the performance of English gun dogs. He was, however, bred to be better adapted to working in extreme cold, on marshy ground and in thick undergrowth. He is an all-purpose sporting dog, developed for hunting upland game, waterfowl, furred game, as well as for tracking deer and wild boar. He is spirited, rugged, athletic and energetic.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a life expectancy of around 12-15 years. These dogs are relatively healthy and hardy creatures, with just a few health issues to look out for. This includes ectropion, entropion, and HD. The parents of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates. If you are considering a Wirehaired Pointed Griffon puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases.
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American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association (AWPGA)  
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Club of Canada  
De Nederlandse Korthals Griffonclub (Netherlands)  
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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Guard Dog? 3
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Grooming? 3
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 1
Ease to Train? 4
Good with children? 3
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