Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 8in - 2ft 0in
Weight: 50-70lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 14 Years

Behavior

  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need5/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly2/5

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Information

Wirehaired Pointing GriffonThe Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a brave breed. He jumps into fields full of briars and other sticky things without worry. Luckily, his strong double coat – shaggy and gray and brown in color – provides adequate protection. He also serves as a pointer in the field and retriever in the water. Talk about a versatile hunting dog!

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon’s history dates as far back at 500 B.C. Today he is a devoted family dog who thrives on human companionship. In fact, he’d rather be in the house with you than in the field. Don’t be fooled, though – the Griffon still needs lots of outdoor time and exercise. His personality is outgoing, eager and loyal, making him an excellent family pet.

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Breed FAQs

Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffons be apartment dogs?

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon needs room to run and play. This makes them difficult to keep in small spaces like an apartment.

Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffons be left alone?

While Wirehaired Pointing Griffons prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Wirehaired Pointing Griffons good with kids?

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Wirehaired Pointing Griffons friendly with strangers?

Although Wirehaired Pointing Griffons can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffons get along with other dogs?

Although Wirehaired Pointing Griffons will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffons bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffons shed a lot?

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need a lot of grooming?

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need a lot of exercise?

Expect Wirehaired Pointing Griffons to have high energy levels and need a lot of exercise. You'll need to find options to release this energy or they may exibit bad behavior.

Are Wirehaired Pointing Griffons easy to train?

Typically, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffons handle cold weather?

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Wirehaired Pointing Griffons handle hot weather?

Although Wirehaired Pointing Griffons can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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