Meet the Wirehair Pointing Griffon’s at Tall Grass Farm. BourgRoyal’s CSI Cooper and Tall Grass Farm Miss Molly (Cooper and Molly for short), will greet you as family and entertain you with their clown like antics. In addition to being excellent hunting dogs, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are wonderful companions. The Griffon’s high intelligence, fun loving eagerness to please, and devotion to family make the breed irresistible.
Griffons get along well with other dogs, and children but can be a bit rambunctious, especially amongst themselves so a little supervision is always a good idea. One of the biggest challenges of owning an active sporting breed is providing enough exercise. With our busy work schedule, giving the dogs their time is always an issue but providing daily opportunities for “off-leash” running or swimming is a must!
Although the origins of some breeds are a mystery, the development of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is well documented. In the late 1800’s, a Dutch hunter named Eduard K. Korthais set out to create a versatile hunting breed. Korthals wanted a dog with a harsh, water-resistant coat, the strength and endurance to hunt all day in the field, a good nose to find game, and a willingness to retrieve. He used griffon-type dogs, Barbets, pointers, spaniels, and retrievers to develop this new breed which he named the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.
Today’s Griffon is an excellent pointing and retrieving dog used on all types of upland birds. They are considered medium-sized dogs, males are 22 to 24 inches tall and females are between 20 to 22 inches tall. The Griffon has a double coat; the straight, wiry, harsh outercoat lends protection in the field, while the fine, thick, downy, water-resistant undercoat provides insulation from the cold. One of the hallmarks of the breed is a prominent mustache and eyebrows. This feature alone endears them to people. I know I am a little bit biased but, we think the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is the BEST breed out there and we love them to pieces!