wirehaired pointing griffon


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wirehaired pointing griffon

wirehaired pointing griffon, breed of medium-sized sporting dog developed in Holland and France in the late 19th cent. It stands about 22 in. (56 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 45 and 60 lb (20.4–27.2 kg). Its harsh, bristly coat may be steel gray, chestnut, or grayish white with chestnut splashes. The tail is docked. Although a slow hunter, the griffon is a strong swimmer and a good pointing retriever with an excellent sense of smell. See dog.
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In 1951 the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Club of America was established with a central breeding committee, a hunt testing system and its own breed registry, according to Rem Dejong, WPGCA historian and editor of The Gun Dog Supreme, the Club's bimonthly bulletin.
"Though the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Club of America maintained an active membership, some problems with the dogs developed," says Dejong.
org website to understand what a Bohemian wirehaired pointing griffon is and what the BWPGCA's objectives are in producing a breed of gun dog with well-developed hunting genetics, tested and proven hunting skills, and a good health history.
"The Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Club of America has done more to produce better versatile gun dogs than any other versatile dog breed club in North America," states Jim Crouse, the current BWPGCA president.
"All six of those dogs are Bohemian wirehaired pointing griffons. And the reason they are hard to identify compared to those other breeds you mentioned is because they are all cousins of sorts from the European continent."