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Wirehaired Pointing Griffons

Also known as Korthals Griffons, Pointing Wirehaired Griffons and Griffons D'Arrjt A Poil Dur

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

All About the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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Average Height & Weight

The American Eskimo Dog is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 22 to 24 inches.

Weight: 50 to 60 pounds.

Females – Height: 20 to 22 inches.

Weight: 50 to 60 pounds.

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon


Typical Coloring

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are commonly steel gray. They sometimes have brown markings.





Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are a loving and loyal breed. They are easy to train and eager to spend time with their families. Although they can be independent, they also take commands well and can act quite silly when they are not working.




Activity Level

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are a high-energy breed and require a great deal of exercise!

They enjoy being taken off their leashes in safe places to run free, and they’ll happily accompany their owners on a jog. This breed loves to swim.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concerns are canine hip dysplasia, otitis externa, entropion and ectropion. This breed’s ear hair should be removed regularly so that ear issues do not develop.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons have a low tolerance for hot climates and a medium tolerance for cold climates.



Wirehaired Pointing Griffon


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons make excellent family pets. They are friendly toward other dogs and household pets.




Fun Facts  


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