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Physical Characteristics


Breed Group: Sporting/Gun Dogs


Male: 50 – 70 pounds
Female: 35 – 50 pounds


Male: 22 – 24 inches
Female: 20 – 22 inches


Gray with brown markings; also chestnut, roan, white and brown, or white and orange.


Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are double coated. The outer coat is of medium length and wiry. The rough coat gives this breed a somewhat rugged appearance.



Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium sized hunting dog that is well-adapted to running in the field. It is athletic, hardy, and versatile. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are known to be very affectionate, and love human companionship.

Country of Origin:

The Netherlands / France


While this breed originated in the Netherlands, much of the development occurred in France. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons were bred to be durable, and capable of working in all type of weather and terrains.


The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is also known as Korthals’ Griffon in some parts of the world.


Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are people-loving and very laidback. They generally get along well with children. They are alert and can be good watchdogs, although they are typically very friendly.



Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are very trainable. They have a retriever-like attitude and are eager to please their owners. They do well in obedience training, as well as other tasks that require concentration such as tracking.


While Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are laidback indoors, they need regular exercise in an open, off-leash area. A 20 minute romp in the park everyday is ideal. They also love to swim.


Access to a fenced yard is ideal for owning a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. The dense double coat requires regular grooming. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons should not be kept outdoors or as a kennel dog. This breed has relatively few health problems and can live to 12 or older.


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