Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon


The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, originally from the Netherlands, was used long ago as a very capable and trust worthy hunting companion. They have a coat and body that is resilient to many different terrain and weather changes. This dog is exceptionally rare, and is not found in very many households.


The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon have a great level of energy, so it must be expended daily with things such as walks or playing with their families. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon also enjoys swimming every now and then. They are at their best outdoors in a large fenced in yard. They also enjoy work.


Due to their long and shaggy coats, you will want to keep a watch on the eyes Wirehaired Pointing Griffons as they could pick up debris from the fur in front of it. The same attention must be paid to their ears as the debris that could get stuck in there could cause infections if not tended to.


The Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are of a medium build with a distinct look. Their fur is often a mix of black, white, gray, or brown. They are sometimes solid colors, but that is a less preferable appearance in dog shows. It is a shame that these dogs are not more common, as they are quite strong and intelligent.


The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed of dog has a noticeably long and wiry outer coat. It is often a little dense, but the undercoat is supposed to be much softer. They would do well with a weekly brushing to help minimize shedding and help rid them of debris that gets caught in their fur.


Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs have a special advantage of being smart, capable, and very loving of their owner. They are often friendly towards people, unless they are mishandled. They may target smaller household pets, so be sure to train them to do otherwise at a young age, or keep them away from smaller pets.


The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a breed that is much easier to teach as they seem to crave knowledge, and they want to make their owners proud. They can be hard to socialize, but it's best to take care of this early, while they're still young and curious. Training should not be too much of a challenge.