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Korthals Griffon

General Description

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a breed of dog used in hunting as a gundog. It is sometimes considered to be Dutch in ancestry, due to the nationality of the breed founder, Eduard Karel Korthals

General Health

Genetic eye disorders have been identified in the breed, as well as cases of hip and elbow dysplasia, a common complaint across breeds. Besides this, the Korthals Griffon is typically healthy and resilient, susceptible to no serious hereditary or breed-specific diseases.

Character and Temperament

Proud, Loyal, Vigilant, Trainable, GentleProud, Loyal, Vigilant, Trainable, Gentle

Exercise

two hours per day

Grooming

The undercoat is dense, fine, and thick to provide insulation. Grooming needs vary depending on the shedding cycle. Dogs should be groomed every 4 – 8 weeks

Origin

Others consider the Griffon to be a German breed because Korthals' kennel, Ipenwoud, was located in Biebesheim am Rhein, Germany. It was there for over twenty years that Korthals dedicated his life to the development and perfection of the Korthals Griffon.

Stats

Average Dog Size

21-23

Average Dog Weight

50-60

Average Bitch Size

18-21

Average Bitch Weight

50-60


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