Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog Breed

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

The origin of the dog known in America as the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon came in the great period of biological awakening-the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Just a few years before, the Austrian abbot, Mendel, had published his experiments on inheritance, and the youth of Western Europe were anxious to try their skill at breeding.

Although the origin of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is undoubtedly Dutch, it is regarded principally as a French breed, for it was in France that the major portion of the development took place.

A dog of medium size, fairly short backed, he has great strength and is active.  It's coat is harsh like the bristles of a wild boar. A smart dog that is loyal and makes a great family pet.

Height- males, 21 1/2 -23 1/2; females, 19 1/2- 21 1/2.

Training Information

American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association (AWPGA)

Corres. Secretary, Patricia Loomis,  7920 Peters Rd., Jacksonville, AR 72076,  (501) 982-7329, E-mail

Breeder Referral: Julie Baker (402) 359-5307, E-mail  


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