Dog Breeds

  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

    The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium-sized dog with a square-shaped head and catlike gracefulness.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 10–15 yr
    Height: 20–24 in
    Weight: 40–67 lb

  • Care

    Brushing or combing your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon's coat weekly will keep it looking its best. As necessary, use scissors to trim around your pup's feet or ears. But never use clippers on the body, or the wiry hair will grow back much fuzzier. Because of their longer ears, Griffons may be more prone to ear infections. Inspect and clean ears routinely to prevent infections. You should also trim nails regularly to keep them at a short, tidy length. Nails that get too long can cause discomfort and lead to problems walking. Finally, maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for any dog's long-term health. In addition to scheduling professional dental cleanings, establish an at-home care routine that includes regular (ideally daily) teeth brushing.

    To keep your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon healthy, it's important to monitor how much they eat. Avoid accidental overfeeding by measuring out meals. And reduce portions or restrict calories if your pup gains weight. Also, remember that giving too many treats can contribute to obesity. Treats should make up no more than 10% of a dog's calories.

  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.