Wirehaired Pointing Griffon – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
20 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
50 to 60 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are athletic hunting dogs.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need regular opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things. Otherwise, they will become restless and bored, which is likely to result in barking and destructive chewing.

The hardworking Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, renowned as the ‘supreme gundog,’ is known for the harsh, low-shedding coat the breed is named for. Outgoing, eager, and quick-witted, Griffs are incomparable in the field and loving at home.

Griffs are medium-sized, all-purpose gundogs standing no higher than 24 inches at the shoulder.

They’re known for an extremely harsh and bristly coat that gives them a natural, unkempt appearance.

The preferred color is steel gray with brown markings. A lavish mustache and eyebrows frame large, rounded eyes that gleam with keen intelligence.

Griffs are the very picture of an honest, hard-working sporting dog, whose handsome looks are the result of a noble and unaffected ruggedness rather than fussy grooming.

Griffons are social animals who require a great deal of attention, consistent training, time, and patience. Griffons do not make good full-time kennel dogs.

They are especially active as puppies and are very intelligent, social, and physically powerful as adults.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons require considerable mental and physical challenges on a daily basis, or they can become bored, unhappy, and/or destructive.