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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Grooming and Breed Care

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Temperament

Trustworthy, eager to please, and dependable, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is an excellent choice for a loving family pet. These dogs are well suited to both experienced and inexperienced dog owners. The high intelligence and learning rate of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon makes training less of a challenge, although housebreaking can prove difficult with some. These dogs thrive on companionship, mental and physical stimulation, and the affection of their owners. Lack of exercise and too much time along can lead to destructive behavior as well as excessive barking. If you are a house proud person you may want to think twice before opting for this breed, as they can be quite messy and sloppy around the house.

 

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can be stubborn and independent, but is also sensitive. Training must be consistent, firm yet positive. Early socialization is required to promote a stable and confident temperament, as some Wirehaired Pointing Griffons can become timid. These dogs fare best with children that are older and respectful. They are naturally cautious around strangers. A well socialized Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will get along with other animals, although some may think that cats are just begging to be chased. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will bark to raise an alarm if something appears to be amiss, making him an effective watchdog. A confident, patient, and active owner will find that the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon makes for a wonderful companion and devoted pet.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Appearance

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is medium to large in size, and has a sturdy, athletic build. He sports a wise expression, added to by his facial furnishings. The coat of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is hard and coarse, and the coloring can be chestnut or chestnut roan. These dogs weigh in at around 45-60 pounds, and the height of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is between 20-24 inches.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Grooming

The grooming requirements for the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon are moderate. You will need to brush his coat a couple of times a week, and you should clean the facial hair, which can get messy. Trim the hair around his bottom for hygiene reasons, and ensure that the ears are dry and clean to reduce the chances of infection. You may want to get the coat trimmed or clipped every few months, and for show dogs stripping of the dead coat will be required. These dogs are not heavy shedder when properly groomed, and may be suitable for those with mild allergies.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Health Problems and Life Expectancy

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a life expectancy of around 12-15 years. These dogs are relatively healthy and hardy creatures, with just a few health issues to look out for. This includes ectropion, entropion, and HD. The parents of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon History

Originating from France and Holland, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon was developed in the late nineteenth century. They were used as adaptable and versatile hunters, covering all sorts of terrain.




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