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Breed: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Country of Origin: Germany
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Hunting
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Strong
Color: Silver or steel-gray with chestnut or roam markings, or in solid chestnut
Coat Type: Wirery
Grooming: Some stripping and trimming of the coat is needed for showing. Pet dogs look best if groomed professionally twice a year. The harsh coat needs to be combed and brushed once or twice a week. The ears should be cleaned and plucked of hair within the canal in order to avoid ear problems. The Griffon sheds little to no hair.
Height: 20-24 inches
Weight: 50-60
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Ok
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Affectionate
Home Environment: Large yard
Best Owner: Loving
Potential Problems:  
Behavior:  
Physical: Some lines are prone to hip dysplasia.
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