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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

The goal for this breed was to be slower than the speedy British dogs but faster than the slowcoach continental dogs. The result is an animal that can maneuver well on any terrain.

About the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Excellent hunters, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons grow very attached to their owners and their territory, which they guard vigilantly. These proud dogs are very gentle with children.

These vigorous, hardy dogs of medium size and rectangular shape have dark yellow or brown eyes without busy eyebrows, but with a mustache and beard that give them a confident expression.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
France
Group
FCI Group 7, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
10–14 years

Loving / Assertive / Alert / Independent / Gentle / Intelligent / Loyal / Obedient / Quiet / Even-tempered / Resilient

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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