Original Name : Griffon Korthals
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : Korthals, Griffon
Male size : 21½-23½ inches
Female size : 19¾-21½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : France
Excellent hunters, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons grow very attached to their master or mistress and their territory, which they guard vigilantly. These proud dogs are very gentle with children.
Big, long, with harsh, thick hair that is not too long, well developed moustache, beard and eyelashes.
Clearly longer than the height at the withers, strong back, well developed loins, high chest that is not too deep, slightly sprung ribs.
Preferably steel gray with liver patches or uniform liver, frequently liver-roan. White and liver or white and orange are also accepted.
Medium size, not curled inward, flat, set at eye level, covered with short hairs mixed with long hairs.
Carried level or slightly raised at the tip, covered with bushy hair but no fringing.
Harsh and coarse, reminiscent of a wild boar’s bristles but never curled or woolly.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are descended from birddogs widespread over the European mainland and first mentioned by the ancient Greek writer Xenophon, but it was Eduard Korthals who first worked out a specific breeding program, excluding foreign blood, in the second half of the 19th century. The national breed clubs have remained faithful to his principles.These vigorous, hardy dogs of medium size and rectangular shape have long, square muzzles, moderately long necks, and dark yellow or brown eyes without busy eyebrows, but with a moustache and beard that give them a confident expression.
The goal in creating the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon was a dog that was slower than the speedy British dogs but faster than the slowcoach continental dogs. The result is an animal that can maneuver well on any terrain.