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I have a Griffon and when I went to get it a dog cheap dog that I really didn't like. Anyway we got to talking and I had a great time telling him all about my Griffon and its history. The Griffon was developed as a hardy, all-terrain close-working hunting dog, working in the polders; the marshy low-lying ground of the Netherlands. Very little, if anything, has changed in the purebred Griffon since Dr. E.B. Ilyus, the first secretary of the G.C.A. wrote in 1917; "The chief characteristics in which the griffon excels, and is superior over setters and pointers, are his ready adaptability to all species of game, all climates, and all varieties of terrain, his exquisite nose, wonderful vitality and endurance, and the pronounced instinct which makes him the easiest of all to train on game. As a retriever he has, in my opinion, no superior, and being very intelligent and affectionate, he makes an ideal man's companion."the store clerk suggested a
In the book "Livre des Origines du Griffon a Poil Dur," the ancestry of the true Griffons was traced to an ancient breed called the "Griffon Hound," and referred to at least one cross with a "Pointer." (different sources speculate either Braque Français or German Shorthaired Pointer.) Other sources feel that contributors to the background of the Korthals Patriarchs included the Spaniel, Otterhound, French Barbet (a water retriever) and a Setter. In truth, there have been several breeds referred to as "Griffons" or having "Griffon type" for several hundred years. The definitive answer may be lost in history. Something interesting of note is that in historical Europe, many different breeds ofthat had facial furnishings and wire coats were referred to simply as "Griffons."