Fun Griff Facts

Sitting Wired Haired Pointing Griffon
  • The Wire Haired Pointing Griffon was created in the 19th century by Eduard Karel Korthals. He was a Dutch sportsman and hunter who wanted to create the ultimate hunter’s gun dog.

  • In 1887, Zolette was the first Griff registered in the American Kennel Club.

  • Griffs are all-terrain hunting dogs. They excel both on the land and in the water.

  • They take well to training and enjoy learning new things.

  • Griffs have a wiry double coat that’s water repellant. It dries quickly after a bath, a swim, or rain.

  • They are not hypo-allergenic and shed a little.

  • They need and love exercise! Griffs enjoy running, jumping, swimming, and hunting.

  • Griffs are known as the Happy Dog. They are playful and happy-go-lucky.

  • They are great with children, especially when introduced as puppies.

  • Griffs get along with other dogs, but small animals may be looked at as prey. It’s best to raise a Griff pup with a cat vs. bringing in an older dog.

  • They love their humans!