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German Wirehaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Wirehaired Vizsla – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between German Wirehaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Wirehaired Vizsla" Compare German Wirehaired Pointer and Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Which is better: German Wirehaired Pointer or Wirehaired Pointing Griffon or Wirehaired Vizsla?
Name German Wirehaired Pointer Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Wirehaired Vizsla
OriginsGermany France Netherlands Hungary
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank6265155
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Other Names Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehund, German Pointer (Wirehaired), Drahthaar Korthals Griffon, Griffon D39;arrêt à Poil Dur, Korthals Drótszőrű magyar vizsla, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
Price $500-$600 $600-$800 $800-$1000

General Appearance - German Wirehaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Wirehaired Vizsla

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg) 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 65 pounds (29.5 kg) 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-26 inches (60-67 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-62 cm) 20-24 inches (50-60 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (57-64 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (53-60 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (59 cm) 22 inches (55 cm) Male: 24 inches (60.5 cm), Female: 21-23.5 inches (56.5 cm)

Hair & Care - German Wirehaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Wirehaired Vizsla

Coat Wiry Rough Wiry
Colors Liver
White
Brown
Gray
Chestnut
Golden
Reddish-Brown
Russet
Grooming
Average: The German Wirehaired Pointer requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Wirehaired Vizsla doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
German Wirehaired Pointers shed moderately.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons shed none to minimal.
Wirehaired Vizslas shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - German Wirehaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Wirehaired Vizsla

Temperament Active
Friendly
Loyal
Responsive
Affectionate
Intelligent
Willful
Gentle
Proud
Vigilant
Loyal
Trainable
Intelligent
Friendly
Intelligent
Going
Loving
Loyal
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Average: German Wirehaired Pointer's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
German Wirehaired Pointers are easy to train.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are easy to train.
Wirehaired Vizslas are easy to train.
Playfulness
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a playful breed.
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Wirehaired Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
German Wirehaired Pointers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are highly affectionate dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
German Wirehaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are a social breed.
Wirehaired Vizslas are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Average: The German Wirehaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Average: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon barks occasionally.
Low: The Wirehaired Vizsla barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
German Wirehaired Pointers are one of the best watchdogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are one of the best watchdogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are good watchdogs.
Territorial
German Wirehaired Pointers strongly protect their territory.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons strongly protect their territory.
Wirehaired Vizslas strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The German Wirehaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Wirehaired Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
German Wirehaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Wirehaired Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
German Wirehaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is strong enough to escape from home.
Wirehaired Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
German Wirehaired Pointers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Wirehaired Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
German Wirehaired Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Wirehaired Vizslas are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
German Wirehaired Pointers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Wirehaired Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.
Wirehaired Vizslas handle alone time quite well.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - German Wirehaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Wirehaired Vizsla

Stranger Friendly
German Wirehaired Pointers are stranger friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are average friendly towards strangers.
Wirehaired Vizslas are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
German Wirehaired Pointers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are kid-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
German Wirehaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are average friendly towards cats.
Wirehaired Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
German Wirehaired Pointers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are dog-friendly dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
German Wirehaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Wirehaired Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
German Wirehaired Pointers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Wirehaired Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
German Wirehaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are generally with other pets.
Wirehaired Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
German Wirehaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Wirehaired Vizslas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
German Wirehaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Wirehaired Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - German Wirehaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Wirehaired Vizsla

Health Issues
German Wirehaired Pointers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Ear Infections
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Addison's Disease
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Cancer
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Eye Infections
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Kidney Issues
Skin Allergies
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
German Wirehaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are high energy dogs.
Wirehaired Vizslas are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
German Wirehaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need quite a lot of exercise.
Wirehaired Vizslas need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
German Wirehaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons don't need too much sleep.
Wirehaired Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. 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.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The German Wirehaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Wirehaired Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Wirehaired Vizsla is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - German Wirehaired Pointer vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Wirehaired Vizsla

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-10 puppies 6-9 puppies 6-10 puppies

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