meet theWirehaired Pointing Griffon


Training &Temperament

The ideal Griffon household is one where its owners are active and include their dog in their daily routines. This highly active breed requires daily rigorous exercise to keep it mentally and physically fit. A good 60-90 minutes of activity per day will keep your Griff from getting bored especially if you vary the activity. During the off-season, they enjoy activities such as swimming, hiking, running off leash in a safe area, long walks and playing with other dogs in a fenced area to name a few. Their easy trainability, devotion to family, and friendly temperament endear him to all. He thrives on human companionship and prefers to be house dog.

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Did You Know?

E.K. Korthals of Holland developed the first breeding stock of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, and although the breed is undoubtedly Dutch in origin, it is regarded principally as a French breed since it was in France that the major portion of the development took place.

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is particularly adapted for swampy country, where its harsh coat provides excellent protection.

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is an excellent swimmer and retriever.

The American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association, was recognized in 1991 by the AKC as the breed's official parent club.

Interestingly, the concept of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon emerged after Mendel's experiments on inheritance were published in the late 19th century, a period of biological awakening.

Breeders sought to produce a rough-coated sporting breed of great swimming and retrieving ability.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Brown & Gray 306
Chestnut & Gray 307
Brown 061
Chestnut 070
White 199
White & Brown 204
White & Orange 213


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Roan 036
Ticked 013