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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Wirehaired Pointing Griffon so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginFrance Netherlands
Group Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have? The dog breed also known as...
Korthals Griffon, Griffon D39;arrêt à Poil Dur, Korthals
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Wirehaired Pointing Griffon recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Is Wirehaired Pointing Griffon recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Continental Kennel ClubNational Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon price:
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon weigh? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon weight:
50-60 pounds (23-27 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon average weight:
55 pounds (25 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon height:
20-24 inches (50-60 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon average height:
22 inches (55 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have? What does this canine coat look like?
Rough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's coat?
BrownGrayChestnut
Grooming
How to groom the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and how often?
Average: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Korthals Griffon? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon shedding level:
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have? What characteristics does the breed have?
GentleProudVigilantLoyalTrainableIntelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon? Are they intelligent?
Average: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Korthals Griffon need? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon social needs:
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs bark a lot? Why does my Griffon D39;arrêt à Poil Dur bark?
Average: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Wirehaired Pointing Griffon good as a watchdog?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Korthals Griffon? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon do?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Wirehaired Pointing Griffon roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have high prey drive?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Wirehaired Pointing Griffon good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and children:
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Wirehaired Pointing Griffon good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Wirehaired Pointing Griffons good office dogs? Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffons make good office friendly dogs? Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffons be ofiice dogs?
No
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Korthals Griffon temperament with senior people? Are Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs good for elderly owners?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs get along with other pets? Are Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffon be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffon be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffon be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffon be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffon be a boat dog?
Not really
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffon be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs have health problems?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed? Health risks of Wirehaired Pointing Griffon:
Ear InfectionsEctropionEntropionHip DysplasiaHypothyroidism
Life Expectancy
How long do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs require per day?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Wirehaired Pointing Griffon risk for obesity:
Average. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon drool?
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Wirehaired Pointing Griffon: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-9 puppies

Pros & Cons of Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Pros
  • Trainability: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Apartment Friendly: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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