Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Infobox Dogbreed
akcgroup = Sporting
akcstd = http://www.akc.org/breeds/wirehaired_pointing_griffon/index.cfm
altname = Griffon d'arrêt à poil dur Korthals
Korthals Pointing Griffon
Korthals Griffon
ckcgroup = Group 1 - Sporting Dogs
ckcstd = http://www.ckc.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=137&Breed_Code=GWP
country = The Netherlands / France
fcigroup = 7
fcisection = 1
fcinum = 107
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kcukgroup = Gundog
kcukstd = ?

image_caption = Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
name = Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
ukcgroup = Gun Dogs
ukcstd = http://mail.ukcdogs.com/UKCweb.nsf/80de88211ee3f2dc8525703f004ccb1e/feb9908d264227c485257049004665a9?OpenDocument
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a gundog developed by Eduard Karel Korthals in 1873. [http://www.awpga.com/fr_wirehaired_pointing_griffons.htm "The Breed"] at official site of Americang Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association. Accessed May 28, 2007.] It is Dutch in origin, but is regarded as a French breed because a major portion of the breed's development took place in France. The history of the breed can be read here [http://www.awpga.com/fr_wirehaired_pointing_griffons.htm The Breed - Wirehaired Pointing Griffon ] ] (Source: AWPGA [http://www.awpga.com/ American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association: Official AKC National Parent Club for Purebred Wirehaired Pointing Griffons ] ] ).

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is particularly adapted for swampy country, where its harsh coat is excellent protection.

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a superb swimmer and retriever and it loves to play in the water.

Griffons are known as intelligent, extremely eager to please, friendly dogs. They are also known for their slightly less excitable temperament when not in the field.

General Appearance

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium-sized dog with a harsh, wiry coat. The coat is preferably gray with tan to brown markings and a brown head. Other acceptable colors: chestnut brown, white and brown, roan, and white and orange. A black coat is not acceptable. The Griffon should have flat ears that lie close to the head, and eyes that are either yellow or brown. Its nose must be brown. [ [http://www.akc.org/breeds/wirehaired_pointing_griffon/index.cfm] The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breed Standard]

This breed has little to no shedding [http://www.gopetsamerica.com/dogs/dogs-that-do-not-shed.aspx Go Pets America: Dogs that do not shed - Retrieved September 7, 2008] ] (see Moult).

ee also

* Pointing breed
* German Wirehaired Pointer
* Cesky Fousek, also known as the Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
* Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer, also known as the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

External links

* [http://www.dogbreedsite.net/dog-breeds-beginning-with-w/wirehaired-pointing-griffon/ Korthals Griffon description]
* [http://www.awpga.com American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association]
* [http://www.wpgca.org Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Club of America]
* [http://www.korthalsgriffon.org.uk United Kingdom information ]
* [http://www.club-korthals.com French Club ]
* [http://www.griffonkorthals.nl Dutch Club ]


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