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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 50 - 60 lbs.

Height: Males (22" - 24"), Females (20" - 22")

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Wirehaired Pointing Griffin

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Origin: Holland

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: About 1870, Dutchmen tried to create a hunting dog that would be suited to very cold weather, wet ground and dense brush. Griffons were crossed with other sporting breeds to create this dog.

Temperament / Behavior
Very active, friendly, intelligent, obedient, and easy to train. This breed is very people-oriented. It may bark or be destructive if left alone.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia

Special Needs
Exercise: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffin needs plenty of room to run. This is not a dog that can be confined and is not suitable for an apartment, city living or sedentary owners. These dogs need a county setting in which to run. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffin does not do well in hot temperatures.

Grooming: Bristly medium length double coat needs brushed twice per week. This breed is low shedding.

 

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