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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon


Wirehaired Pointing Griffon The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed is an all-around dog. Developed from various Griffons from Europe by a sporting enthusiast, they are considered by many to be the best hunting companion for their all-terrain, all-weather adaptability. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breed Introduction The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed is an all-around dog. Developed from various Griffons from Europe by a sporting enthusiast, they are considered by many to be the best hunting companion for their all-terrain, all-weather adaptability. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's Behavior Source: Wikipedia Recommended for: pet, working dog The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dog breed is people-oriented and is known for its trainability and cooperation. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons tend to be extremely eager to please. One of these dogs loves to have fun and thus enjoys agility training. The breed's outgoing personality makes for an excellent family pet, especially with children. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: males 22 - 24 inches, females 20 - 22 inches
  • Coat: double coat; outer coat of medium length, straight, wiry; undercoat of fine, thick down, lighter in color
  • Color: steel gray with brown markings
  • Eyes: large, well open, more rounded than elliptical
  • Ears: medium size, lying close to head, set high
  • Nose: brown
  • Tail: continues as extension of topline

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's Origins and History Source: Wikipedia Country/Region of Origin: Netherlands but fully developed in France Original purpose: gun dogs Name: In historical Europe, 'Griffon' meant many dog breeds with the characteristic facial furnishings and wire coats. Historical notes: First developed by a young Dutch Sportsman, Eduard Karel Korthals, in 1873 from a select group of Griffons of various breeds. His aim was to produce the ultimate companion for a walking hunter, capable of hunting in any terrain and under any weather. Selective breeding resulted in the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Korthals extolled the virtues of the new breed. In 1877 he received financial support from his father, a wealthy banker and cattle breeder, and a kennel facility provided by Prince Albrecht of Solms-Braunfels and thereafter dedicated himself to the development of the breed, with plenty of help from his friends in France, until his early death of laryngeal cancer.

 

 

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