Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

cut 55 to 60(male), 50 to 55 (female)
weight 20-27kg
hair  harsh
head big, long. Mustaches, beard and pronounced eyebrows.
eyes dark yellows, browns
ear drooping
tail carried horizontally, often shortened
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 7, Section 1, No. 107
Health It is a rustic and robust dog which must however live in the open air because if it lives locked up it tends to contract skin diseases. Average life expectancy: about 13 years Living conditions Preferably outside, in a garden, for the reasons we have just described. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon needs plenty of exercise. Remarks and advice The rough coat of Korthals must be depilated.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon was bred a little over a century ago in Germany and its creator was Eduard Korthals, a German of Dutch origin. However, the FCI preferred to give the paternity to France. The breed standard was written in 1887. Its origins are closely linked to those of the Boulet (woolly-haired griffon, breed recently suppressed by the FCI because of its rarity). Le Boulet is also named after its creator, Emmanuel Boulet, who used to hunt white-haired dogs but noticed that game was alerted by the light color. So he crossed his dogs with the old local Griffons, with some sheepdogs and (it seems) also with Poodles, with the intention of obtaining a dog that could also tolerate more bad weather. Thus was born Marc, a subject that would become the strain of a new breed. Today, the Boulet is a dog that has practically disappeared, while the Korthals is very common in Europe and the United States.
It is a pointing dog adapted to all types of game and terrain. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is very balanced, very gentle and affectionate, with great intelligence. Very good companion for children, he quickly becomes sociable with other dogs and with people but also has certain skills for guarding. It is not widely used as a companion dog because its selection is mainly aimed at work, since it is very popular for hunting.