Wirehaired Pointing Griffon lying in the woods

There’s so much to love about the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, a typically active, intelligent dog who tends to love spending time with his family. Known as the Griff, this Sporting breed generally enjoys outdoor activities, as well as dog sports like agility and flyball. Learn more about why this guy might be the right dog breed for you.

They can be great hiking, running or walking buddies.

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is often athletic, with energy to burn, and he tends to love the great outdoors. He typically needs anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours of exercise a day (joint health and overall health permitting).

They can make great hunting companions.

As far as hunting goes, the Griff is often a natural. He tends to have a strong drive to hunt and can work closely with his handler, methodically seeking out prey and retrieving it from where it lands.

They tend to take well to training.

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is typically an intelligent dog who enjoys learning. Use positive reinforcement techniques and give him lots of praise and encouragement.

They often love attention.

The Griff is usually a boisterous dog who wants to be near his family all the time. However, he can be less welcoming to strangers and may take a little while to warm up to them.

They tend to be low maintenance.

Grooming the Griff usually isn’t difficult. His water-repellent coat sheds a little throughout the year and tends to need weekly brushing to remove dirt. You’ll also need to pluck out dead hairs.

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