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Medium sized, with a noble, square-shaped head, strong of limb, bred to cover all terrain encountered by the walking hunter. Movement showing an easy catlike gracefulness. Excels equally as a pointer in the field, or a retriever in the water. Coat is hard and coarse, never curly or woolly, with a thick undercoat of fine hair, giving an unkempt appearance. His easy trainability, devotion to family, and friendly temperament endear him to all. The nickname of "supreme gundog" is well earned.
Preferably steel gray with brown markings, frequently chestnut brown, or roan, white and brown; white and orange also acceptable.
The Griffon has a quick and intelligent mind and is easily trained. He is outgoing, shows a tremendous willingness to please and is trustworthy. He makes an excellent family dog as well as a meticulous hunting companion.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's history is well documented, started by Europeans to create the best hunting and retrieving breed. WPG's are a Dutch breed, with French origins as well. They were bred for speed, agility, and to hunt in all-terrains and weather conditions. They were bred to be independent and/or close-quarters hunters.