Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeders Beckley WV

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Gunter, Angela, Dvm - Beckley Veterinary Hospital
(304) 255-4159
215 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV

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Raleigh County Animal Hospital
(304) 253-4787
120 Collie Ln
Beckley, WV

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Jarrell Animal Clinic
(304) 877-5600
6052 Robert C Byrd Dr
Mount Hope, WV

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Wv PitBull Lovers Rescue
(304) 469-7728
RR 2 Box 35
Oak Hill, WV
 
Blackthorn German Shepherds
(304) 927-3011
2426 Charleston Rd
Spencer, WV
Breeds
German Shepherd Dog

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Beckley Veterinary Hospital
(304) 255-4159
215 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV

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Crab Orchard Veterinary Hosp
(304) 252-0110
1212 Robert C Byrd Dr
Crab Orchard, WV

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Paws & Claws Animal Clinic
(304) 763-0103
2851 Ritter Dr
Shady Spring, WV

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Oak Hill Animal Hospital
(304) 465-8267
2525 Summerlee Rd
Oak Hill, WV

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MaJesDy Havana Silk Dogs
(304) 208-5837
PO Box 261
Barboursville, WV
Breeds
Havanese

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon - Guide to Wirehaired Pointing Griffons

Description: The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is medium sized with a distinctive rough and wiry coat which has an overall unkempt appearance. These dogs also have facial furnishings which are characteristic of griffon-type dogs. The development of this breed is credited to Eduard Karel Korthals - a young Dutchman who had a strong passion for hunting and dogs. Korthals desired the perfect, versatile gun dog for the walking hunter that could cover any terrain, especially marshes and swamps in the Netherlands. Korthals had been spending time in Germany when he was asked by one of his friends to manage the famous Bibesheim kennel. So in addition to his managerial duties, he also started his selective breeding program in 1873. When developing the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Korthals used mostly griffon-types and also included Boulets, Barbets, spaniels, retrievers and pointers from Germany and France. It took just a little less twenty years to perfect the breed and the first standard was written by Korthals in 1886. Nothing in the standard has changed since then.

In 1887, The first Wirehaired Pointing Griffon was imported into the United States and was also recognized this same year by the American Kennel Club in the Sporting Group. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is an excellent all purpose hunting dog that also excels at retrieving and swimming. In addition, these dogs can withstand any type of rough terrain or cover, including marshy ground. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon makes for a wonderful family pet and companion and is always eager to please its master.

Height: The height for a male Wirehaired Pointing Griffon when measured at withers is between 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm) and for a female 20 - 22 inches (51 - 56 cm).

Weight: The weight of a male Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is between 50 - 70 pounds (23 - 32 kg) and for the female between 35 - 50 pounds (16 - 23 kg).

Coat Type : The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a double coat. The top coat is harsh and wiry and the undercoat is soft. The top coat protects against rough terrain while the undercoat provides insulation and is water resistant. Regular brushing is necessary to maintain the coat as well as pulling and stripping. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a minimal shedder. Note that the texture of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's coat is dependent upon proper diet and care.

Color: The most common and preferred color of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's coat is steel gray with brown markings. However, the coat can be a variety of colors - just not all black which is unacceptable by AKC Standard.

Temperament : The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is very friendly, affectionate and has a steady temperament. This breed is great for a family pet and companion. With children they are easy going and gentle. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are devoted and thrive in the company of people, especially their family. This breed is known to be easy to train an...

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