Learn about the temperament and personality of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Wirehaired Pointing Griffon photos.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a skilled hunting dog and an excellent family pet. They are people-oriented and thrive on human companionship. If lonely, they can become destructive. These are highly trainable dogs with quick and intelligent minds. You want those minds working for you, not against you. On occasion, they can be a bit willful. These are active dogs who need rigorous daily exercise. They are athletic and agile and make great hiking and jogging partners. They also love to swim and chase tennis balls. Basically, they love to do anything outside with their masters. These are fun-loving dogs who are usually friendly with strangers, other dogs, and other pets. They are gentle and affectionate with children, but keep in mind that all dog/child interactions should be supervised. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon makes a good watchdog as he is naturally protective. Most will sound the alarm if they hear, see, or smell something amiss. These dogs are hopelessly devoted to family. They are cooperative, affectionate, and willing to please.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Training
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Shedding
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Grooming
The medium-length coat of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.