The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has existed for a long time but his exact history isn’t clear. The modern breed, on the other hand, has a clear history. Dutchman Eduard Korthals was a keen hunter and wanted a dog who could handle different types of terrain. It took him 20 years to finally develop this current breed to suit his needs. This medium sized dog is nicknamed the “4 wheel drive of hunters” because he’ll literally go anywhere, underbrush, briars, in the water, wherever he needs to go to get his game. He is an ideal retriever in the water and a perfect pointer on land. His coarse, double coat gives him plenty of protection and makes him look unkempt.
His colour is usually a steel gray with brown marks but he may have other colours instead of or as well. He’s easy to train and thrives on human companionship and prefers to live in a house. His wiry coat won’t fully develop until he’s 2-03 years of age. It needs to be regularly brushed and stripped. He needs lots of exercise to keep him both mentally and physically fit. He’s 20 – 24 inches in height.