Wirehaired Pointing Griffon or Korthals a Hunting Dog Breed
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a large, long head, square muzzle, and soft, thick, bushy eyebrows, beard and mustache. The neck is rather long, without dewlap and the skull is the same length from the stop to where the vertebrae connect to the skull, as from nose to stop. The eyes are large and oval shaped with brown or yellow irises. It has a lively, but mild expression. The medium-sized ears lie flat and close to the head. The nose is always brown. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite. The ears are pendent. The body is slightly longer than it is tall. The limbs are vigorous and muscular. The straight topline slopes gently downward from the withers to the tail. The tail is docked to about 1/2 to 2/3 its length and is carried horizontally. The chest extends to the elbows and is moderate in width to allow the dog freedom of movement. The front legs are straight. The feet are rounded with webbed toes. Dewclaws should be removed. The straight, hard, wiry outer coat is lined with a fine but thick downy undercoat. Coat texture varies depending on the percentage of wiry vs. soft hair. Coat care and type of dog
Height: 50-60 cm.
Weight: 23-27 kg.
Some lines are prone to hip dysplasia. This breed needs a tremendous amount of exercise to stay calm and happy. It will do best in a country setting where it can get plenty of chances to run. The Griffon Club of America was formed in 1916 and that same year, 16 Griffons were shown at the big Westminister Club Dog Show in New York. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is an excellent swimmer and retriever and it loves to play in the water.