Belonging to the AKC’s Sporting Group, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a happy, friendly, and devoted canine companion who enjoys generally robust health. This breed is a great match for an active, energetic family that wants a dog who will join them in daily activities. If you’re interested in bringing home a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, continue reading for some more information about this breed.
On average, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon stands 20-24 inches tall and weighs 35-70 pounds, so this is a moderate to large sized breed. A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will usually live for 12-15 years.
In terms of personality, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are very affectionate with family members and do exceedingly well with young kids. They get along reasonably well with other dogs too. A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can be very open towards strangers, so this may not be the best watchdog. This is a playful and adaptable breed that can thrive in a busy family, but this is not a breed that adapts well to apartment living.
It's very easy to train a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon because this dog is eager to please. Novice pet parents can consider this breed with certain caveats. Prospective owners of Wirehaired Pointing Griffons should know that they are very high energy dogs that need lots of physical exercise and mental stimulation to channel their energy constructively.
Grooming a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is relatively easy. This dog has a medium length, wiry, double coat that requires 2-3 weekly brushings. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are low to moderate shedders and droolers.
Lovingly called Griffs, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have a naturally unkempt and rugged appearance with keen, intelligent eyes. They are high-energy sporting dogs that are supreme gundogs. But Wirehaired Pointing Griffons also make excellent family pets.
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