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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a gundog developed by Eduard Karel Korthals in 1873. It is Dutch in origin, but is regarded as a French breed because a major portion of the breed's development took place in France.

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

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a superb swimmer and retriever and it loves to play in the water.

Griffons are known as intelligent, extremely eager to please, friendly dogs. They are also known for their slightly less excitable temperament when not in the field.

 

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Other names: Griffon d'arret a poil dur Korthals, Korthals Pointing Griffon, Korthals Griffon
Country of origin: The Netherlands / France


General Appearance
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium-sized dog with a harsh, wiry coat. The coat is preferably gray with tan to brown markings and a brown head. Other acceptable colors: chestnut brown, white and brown, roan, and white and orange. A black coat is not acceptable. The Griffon should have flat ears that lie close to the head, and eyes that are either yellow or brown. Its nose must be brown.