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
Also Known As: No Nicknames.
Group: Sporting / Gun Dog
Category: Companion Dog, Hunting
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.
Bristly medium length double coat needs brushed twice per week. This breed is low shedding.
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.
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.
This somewhat rare dog is an excellent retriever and all-around hunting dog. The thick coat comes in brown, tan and grey colors.