Origin: Netherlands, France
Dog Breed Group: Gun Dog
Life Span: 12-14 years
Weight: Male: 23-32, Female: 16-23
Height: Male: 22-24, Female: 20-22
Origin of Name: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a breed of dog used in hunting as a gundog.
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In the 1800s, players in Continental Europe had a passion for breeding Hunting Dogs of great versatility. These included Dutchman Eduard Korthal, the son of a wealthy banker. Through judicious crosses of several breeds, Korthal developed a dog that can serve as an indicator on dry land and an excellent water retrieval with webbed toes for swimming. While working in Germany and finally, France, Korthal refined his breed. Since Korthal's time, partisans have argued over whether the griffs are properly Dutch or French breeds.