Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Puppies
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a dog breed used in hunting as a gundog. Some people consider it to have a Dutch ancestry because of the breed founder’s nationality. There are also people who consider it to be of a German origin. All in all, the San Diego Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies still remain rare in the United States. They are an excellent choice both as family pets and as hunting dogs. They have a thick coat which adapts them for hunting in thick undergrowth and around water.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy San Diego grows into a strong hunting dog. It has a rounded skull when viewed from the top but square when viewed from the muzzle side. Its head is in proportion to its body. It has a slight stop. Its brown nose has wide nostrils. The teeth make a scissors bite. The eyes are large, round and come in colors that range from yellow to brown. The ears are medium in size and are set at the eye level where they hang down and lie against the head. The neck is long and does not have dewlaps.
In appearance, the body of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies San Diego is slightly longer than it is tall. The top-line is not level and slops from the shoulders towards the rump. The front legs are straight and have round and webbed feet. The dewclaws are often removed. Customarily, the tail is docked by almost half its original length.
The San Diego Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies have a double coat which is rough and course. The eyebrows, mustache and beard are soft, thick and bushy. The main coat colors are steel gray with some brown markings. It is also possible to find white, white and brown, solid brown as well as orange and white coat colors.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy San Diego is generally loyal, energetic, skilled on the field and very intelligent. It is a distinguished tracker and gundog. When out in the field, the dog will stay close to the hunter’s gun range. It hence makes an excellent companion for hunters on foot. The best thing about this dog is that it also thinks independently and follows commands well. It has an excellent sense of smell and has a great passion for hunting. Other than that, the breed is active, friendly and very lively. It is for these traits that makes him a great family pet. It will, however, need socialization, sufficient exercises and a strong pack leader for it to be a great pet.
Only a few lines are prone to hip dysplasia.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies San Diego are super high energy dogs and will need sufficient daily walks or runs. They make great jogging companions. The coat needs brushing and combing at least once every week. You should also clean the ears and pluck the hairs around the ear canal to avoid ear problems. The breed sheds little to no hair.
Height: 20 to 24 inches
Weight: 50 to 60 pounds
10 to 12 years
Family pet and as a gundog