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The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon (WPG)
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The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon or Griffon Korthals is member of the Versatile Pointing dog breeds. It can hunt: Woodcock, Ruffed Grouse in the wood, Duck and Geese in the marsh or the River. Griffon will be able to track: hare, rabbit or wounded game.

  At the end of the 19th century, The Griffon Korthals was created in Germany, by a Dutchman, Mr. Edward Korthals. Korthals liked qualities of the Griffon type; Meaning, roughness and courage. At that time, all wanted, to find or create a "continental" gun dog comparable to British dogs. The Korthals’ reproduction program is an example and a model of genetics. Around 1870, Korthals built from 7 typified “Patriarchs", a very homogeneous type of Griffon with wirehair. Thus Korthals developed a mid size gun dog with dense Wirehair, equipped with great versatile hunting abilities. Today, a lot of dog breeders all over the world continue to apply the Korthals methodology: "Produce beautiful and good dog" by keeping the purity type and refusing all out cross-breeding.

The standard of the Breed was established in 1887. Since this time, Griffon knows a popular success. The griffon was well established in Europe. It was established in America at the end of the 50’ years. The Quebec Association of WPG and the American Club (AWPGA) care for promote the WPG’ standard. In Quebec, the demand is growing in popularity like as sporting dog.


The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a resistant and strong sportive dog. Shows it on all grounds and all times. Vigorous, courageous, it will not avoid by a dense cover. Griffon points with an effective "Cat-Korthals" style and has a accurate nose. It’s a natural retriever thus showing his great quality to be co-operative. Griffon is the perfect and practical type of dog for the active or weekend hunter on all season and all grounds. Its double coat characterizes it to be a "non-allergic" dog. It has a dense undercoat, which will give him its protection The wirehair will give him water-resistance. Annually, a little grooming will be necessary around the head, eyebrows or the beard and a trimming of the died hair on the body too.

   


 

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is an intelligent and faithful dog, for its owner. He will be able to train it easily. Sometimes, griffon will be opposed by roughness training hands. Griffon is a mid-size dog; 45-55 pds for a female or 65-70 pds for a male.

Cheerful in any time, it will be marvelously adapted. Companionship and its funny character will do it an excellent housedog for the family and the children. With its very sociable personality, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a devoted and enjoyed companion near the family and very sportsman dog for your outdoor activities. You will crack!! for a Griffs’ head with their thick and protective eyebrows, its large brown and round eyes and its large furnish beard!

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