If you are after a medium-sized sporting and working dog that loves to be part of the family, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon might be just right for you. These dogs want to please and can learn lots of commands. They are so smart that sometimes it seems they learn just through observing and listening to you.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need lots of opportunities to be active, day in and day out. If you can commit to bush walks, off-lead playtime, jogging, walks in the park… preferably all in one day, they will be happy! They simply need to exercise to let off some steam.
They are devoted to their owners and enjoy working for and with them. They aren’t perfectly suitable purely as family dogs as they require lots of exercise and if you are not going to sign up to agility, flyball or another dog sport, their restlessness will drive you crazy.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons love to be part of the action, and keeping them as outside working or hunting dogs would break their hearts. They can at times be a bit aloof, especially towards strangers.
Like their breed name suggests, their coats are wiry and quite thick and they look best groomed and left with a beard, which is their trademark style.
|Life expectancy:||10-12 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||average|