Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Description

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a breed that is well proportioned. Its limbs are strong and well muscled. The front legs are positioned straight and feature firm feet at the base. The breed’s legs are well angled with muscular thighs. The upper half of its body is also strong and well built. Its head is average in size with a vague stop. Its eyes are larger than average and well set. The ears, which are set above eye level, are average in length and fold in toward the face. Its nose is also medium size and dark brown in color. The breed’s neck is elongated and extends to its somewhat sloping back. Its tail is in line with its back and is carried upright. It has a double coat. The outer layer of the coat is average in length and wiry. The bottom layer of the coat is softer.

Temperament

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is an expressive breed. It is sociable and loves attention. This breed is intelligent and responds well to training. It generally gets along with everyone in its home. It can live peacefully with other pets in its household (including dogs), and is a good companion for school-aged children. Developed to hunt, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is also a worker. It is not a vicious breed, but will attempt to protect its family by alerting them when visitors arrive.

Height and Weight

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon stands about 20-24 inches tall and weighs 45-60 pounds.

Health Problems

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a generally healthy breed. Hip dysplasis is the most common health concern for this breed.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is most suitable for urban living because it requires a significant amount of space to expend its energy.

Exercise

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has an extremely high energy level. It should reside in an environment that enables it to obtain plenty of exercise.

Life Expectancy

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has an average life expectancy of 10-12 years.

Litter Size

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has an average of 8 puppies.

Grooming

The only grooming that is needed for the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is regular brushing. This breed’s coat is easy to manage despite its full appearance.

Origin

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon originates from France. It was developed in the late 1800s.

Group

Sporting

Color

The acceptable colors for the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon include both combination and solid colors. A solid color of bluish-gray is most prevalent, but medium brown is acceptable. Some types may have a combination coat of orange and white.