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Wirehaired Pointing Griffin

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 50 - 60 lbs.

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

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia

Origin: Holland

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting / Gun Dog

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

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 Needs

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

Temperament

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

Compatibility with Kids

May be intimidated by noisy kids. Good family pet for a country environment. Good with other dogs, may chase cats.

History

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.

Pet Facts

This somewhat rare dog is an excellent retriever and all-around hunting dog. The thick coat comes in brown, tan and grey colors.

Dog Food for Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffin

Puppy select formula dog food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

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