The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium-sized dog breed with a rough, distinctive coat. It is known for its distinctive appearance and its ability to track and point prey.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium sized dog breed. Males have an average weight of 20-25 kg and females 18-23 kg. In terms of height, males measure between 58-60 cm and females between 55-58 cm. Life expectancy is estimated between 12 and 14 years. This breed belongs to Group 7 of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), which includes pointers and hunting dogs.
Breed history in brief
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, also known as "Drahthaar" in German, originated in Germany in the 19th century. It was developed by selective breeding of several show dogs to obtain a versatile and hardy breed. Dogs used in its creation include the Pointer, the Pudelpointer and the Brussels Griffon.
Throughout history, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has been prized for its abilities as a hunting dog. Its versatility has made it a very popular breed among hunters and hunting enthusiasts around the world.
The constitution of the Griffon Show Griffon is robust and muscular. Its appearance is distinctive, with a strong and expressive head, with bushy eyebrows and beard. The ears are medium-sized, pendant and slightly rounded at the tip. The eyes are large and round, dark yellow or brown.
The coat is rough and dense, with a harsh outer coat and a softer undercoat. Characteristic colors include brown, brown and white, and gray. They may also have some spots in the coat.
It is known for its tenacity and perseverance in work. It is an energetic and active dog, with a great willingness to learn. It is also friendly and loyal, establishing strong bonds with its family.
Common health problems
Some of the diseases that have been most frequently associated with this breed are hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy and von Willebrand's disease.
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