Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
“A Dutchman by the name of Korthals, who resided in Germany, set out to create a sporting dog that could rival the performance of English gun dogs. However, he wanted one that would be better adapted to working in extreme cold, on marshy ground and in thick undergrowth. He began with Griffon stock and crossed the progeny with other sporting breeds, which may have included setters, spaniels, the French Pointer, the French Barbet and the German Short-haired Pointer. By 1870, his rough-coated, keen-nosed creation had been perfected and was initially christened the Korthals Griffon.
The breed is regarded as being very trainable and affectionate. Because of his nature, he can double as a companion and pet for the weekend hunter.
A versatile gun dog, he enjoys a fair amount of outdoor exercise and welcomes the opportunity for long jaunts in the woods.
Males measure 21.5-23.5 in (55-60 cm) at the shoulder. Females average about 2 in (5 cm) less.
“Rough as boar bristles” is the way the harsh, dry, stiff, protective outer coat has been described. There’s a downy undercoat.
Some raking is needed to remove dead hair, especially during the time of seasonal shedding.”