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

"Find similarities and differences between Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs German Wirehaired Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer" Compare Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and German Wirehaired Pointer. Which is better: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon or German Wirehaired Pointer or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Name Wirehaired Pointing Griffon German Wirehaired Pointer German Shorthaired Pointer
OriginsFrance Netherlands Germany Germany
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank656210
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Other Names Korthals Griffon, Griffon D39;arrêt à Poil Dur, Korthals Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehund, German Pointer (Wirehaired), Drahthaar Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 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 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. No set American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain Australian National Kennel Council New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $600-$800 $500-$600 $600-$800

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

Size Medium Medium Large Medium
Weight 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg) 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight 55 pounds (25 kg) 65 pounds (29.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height 20-24 inches (50-60 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (60-67 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-62 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height 22 inches (55 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (59 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

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

Coat Rough Wiry Dense
Colors Brown Gray Chestnut Liver White Roan Liver White Black
Grooming
Average: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon requires average grooming effort.
Average: The German Wirehaired Pointer requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons shed none to minimal.
German Wirehaired Pointers shed moderately.
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.

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

Temperament Gentle Proud Vigilant Loyal Trainable Intelligent Active Friendly Loyal Responsive Affectionate Intelligent Willful Affectionate Bold Intelligent Boisterous Cooperative Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: German Wirehaired Pointer's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are easy to train.
German Wirehaired Pointers are easy to train.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a playful breed.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly 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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are highly affectionate dogs.
German Wirehaired Pointers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are a social breed.
German Wirehaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon barks occasionally.
Average: The German Wirehaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are one of the best watchdogs.
German Wirehaired Pointers are one of the best watchdogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons strongly protect their territory.
German Wirehaired Pointers strongly protect their territory.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Wirehaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Wirehaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is strong enough to escape from home.
German Wirehaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
German Wirehaired Pointers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
German Wirehaired Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
German Wirehaired Pointers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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 - Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs German Wirehaired Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer

Stranger Friendly
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are average friendly towards strangers.
German Wirehaired Pointers are stranger friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are kid-friendly dogs.
German Wirehaired Pointers are average friendly dogs towards children.
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are average friendly towards cats.
German Wirehaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are dog-friendly dogs.
German Wirehaired Pointers are very dog-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Wirehaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shorthaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are usually recommended for elderly people.
German Wirehaired Pointers are commonly okay with elderly people.
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are generally with other pets.
German Wirehaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Wirehaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Shorthaired Pointers 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Wirehaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like 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 - Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs German Wirehaired Pointer vs German Shorthaired Pointer

Health Issues
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
German Wirehaired Pointers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Ear Infections Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism No set Gastric Torsion Hypothyroidism Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) Osteochondrosis Dissecans Von Willebrand's Disease Entropion Pannus Lymphedema Cardiomyopathy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are high energy dogs.
German Wirehaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need quite a lot of exercise.
German Wirehaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons don't need too much sleep.
German Wirehaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Wirehaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

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

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 6-9 puppies 6-10 puppies 7-12 puppies

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