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Going Field Hunting? A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is Ready
By: Tippy

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a ruggedly attractive,
medium-sized field hunting dog. It has a very rough coat, a
large head, thick, bushy eyebrows, beard and mustache and a
square muzzle. Breed height is twenty to twenty-four inches
(fifty to sixty centimeters) and weight is fifty to sixty
pounds (twenty-three to twenty-seven kilograms.)

Its ears are medium length and pendant, the nose is always
brown, and the eyes are large and brown or yellow. The tail
is usually docked to about half its normal length. The front
legs are straight and the toes are webbed.

The breed's wiry and hard medium-length outer coat is
straight and found in solid chestnut brown or grey or silver
with red or chestnut markings. The thick undercoat is soft
and provides insulation from cold air or water.

This breed is a low-shedder and said to be a good choice for
people with allergies, but the coat of pet Wirehaired
Pointing Griffons should be stripped by a professional
several times per year. For show trimming and stripping are
allowed only around the ears, cheeks, feet and the top of
the head.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are excellent hunters that
point or flush and retrieve in a deliberate fashion that
works very well for hunters that are on foot. They are well
known for their excellent sense of smell and love of
hunting, and are popular with quail and rabbit hunters and
they are also good water dogs and will happily retrieve from
marshland and lake.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are happy and loving dogs that
are usually gentle and easy to train, and most make great
family pets for children if well socialized and properly
trained. Most make excellent watchdogs as well although they
normally won't really guard.

Dogs of this breed, however, need plenty of daily exercise
for their physical and mental health. A life of boredom
alone in a small yard without daily long walks, jogs, or
swims with their owner can lead to destructive and other bad
behaviors. Griffons love any kind of work, and many Griffons
successfully compete in agility, tracking, and obedience

Nutrition and Dog Food for a Wire-haired Pointing Griffon

Muscles, floppy ears, and the wiry double resistant
coat give you the hint the Wire-haired Pointing
Griffon is a spaniel.

For optimal health he requires an alternative,
professional food.

Exercise is essential to keep him trim.

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