Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
A Dutch breeder named Eduard Korthal is credited with developing the Wirehaired Pointing griffon in the mid to late 19th century for the purpose of hunting in a variety of terrain. Mixing German Griffons, Pointers, Spaniels Setters and Barbets created a breeding standard by 1916. As a keen hunter with an excellent nose, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a wonderful small game hunter.
Intelligent, energetic and loyal, this breed is an excellent gundog with a deliberate style all their own. Passionate about hunting quail, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will hunt with direction, but also demonstrate independent quick thinking. Whether in marsh or upland, this dog will prove himself as a superb pointer, flusher and retriever.
His medium length wiry coat coupled with his bushy eyebrows, beard and mustache will keep him protected from thick underbrush and harsh weather. This breed will have a steel gray coat with brown markings or a roan. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons will be between 20 and 24 inches tall and weigh 50 to 60 pounds.
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