Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a polite and shy breed. Try to socialize them at an early age. Too much solitary confinement makes him restless and prone to separation in anxiety, which he may express by chewing destructively. This dog is independent and gets easily distracted. But he is not a dominant dog and is quite responsive to obedience training that includes a calm voice and light hand.
This dog doesn’t like strangers. But he doesn’t have an aggressive approach either. He is protective of his family and property that makes him an excellent watchdog. This breed is intelligent and enjoys learning. He is a great family dog or companion for people who have the time and motivation to channel his energy.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon’s do suffer genetic problems. Just like people have the potential to inherit the health problems. Screen their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimen. But sometimes mother nature has other ideas, and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. If there’s a problem of health, go to immediately the vet.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is hardy enough to live in kennels; they do much better living indoors with families. This dog needs regular exercise a minimum of twenty minutes of free play every day. It needs daily exertion either in the form of jogging, games or a run in the field. It’s particularly enjoys swimming. This dog is a quick learner who’s eager to please.
Keep your griffon in shape by tracking its food and feeding her twice a day. Don’t leave too much food in her bowl that can cause her gain weight. The quality of dog food is the best for Griffon and, of course, food that can give nourishment to his body.
COAT, COLOR, AND GROOMING
The Griffon doesn’t need a frequent bath, in fact, they are probably counter-productive. It is a good idea though to rinse him thoroughly with fresh water to remove chemicals and bacteria. Trim nails as needed, usually twice a month, brush the teeth frequently with a vet-approved toothpaste for fresh breath and healthy teeth. Also, clean and dry the ears, so it doesn’t catch an infection.
WITH CHILDREN AND OTHER PETS
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a very loving and gentle breed who does well with children. She’s better to suited homes, where children are over of the age six. As with every breed, you always teach children how to approach and touch dogs. And always supervise any interactions between the children and the dog, To prevent biting, or ear or tail pulling. It is an equally adapt family pet, absolutely devoted, amiable and often comical. It is friendly toward strangers, other dogs, and pets.