The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
is a gundog
developed by Eduard Karel Korthals in 1873. It is Dutch
in origin, but is regarded as a French
breed because a major portion of the breed's development took place in France. The history of the breed can be read here (Source: AWPGA ).
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is particularly adapted for swampy country, where its harsh coat is excellent protection.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a superb swimmer and retriever and it loves to play in the water.
Griffons are known as intelligent, extremely eager to please, friendly dogs. They are also known for their slightly less excitable temperament when not in the field.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium-sized dog with a harsh, wiry coat. The coat is preferably gray with tan to brown markings and a brown head. Other acceptable colors: chestnut brown, white and brown, roan, and white and orange. A black coat is not acceptable.
The Griffon should have flat ears that lie close to the head, and eyes that are either yellow or brown. Its nose must be brown.
This breed has little to no shedding (see Moult).