The Korthals Griffon is a breed that's still rare in Great Britain and the United States and Canada (where it's called the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon)

  1. The Korthals Griffon is known as the Griffon Korthals on the Continent
  2. Or the Griffon d’arrêt in France and Quebec
  3. It was founded by the Dutch breeder Eduart Karels Korthals in around 1873
  4. He dedicated 20 years to developing and perfecting his “Griffon”
  5. It is fully recognised by the Kennel Club
  6. Coat colours are steel grey with liver brown patches, liver roan, white and brown or variations of all three
  7. The nose is always brown
  8. It’s one of the most versatile HPR dogs
  9. An excellent hunter in thick undergrowth, forest and water
  10. A thick wiry coat offers sound protection
  11. Males stand up to 600mm high, females 550mm (at the withers)
  12. It’s not a breed to be taken on lightly – puppies require patient and dedicated training which should be continued throughout their lives
  13. However the breed is happy, playful and vocal
  14. Not a breed that’s happy in a kennel – prefers to be with the family
  15. Coat, eyes and ears should be checked regularly
  16. A breed that’s always ready for long days out in the field
  17. Korthals demand space and activity
  18. They will bond well with a family
  19. They are intelligent and understanding
  20. Once a bond is established, they offer loyalty and commitment to a task

 The Korthals Griffon Club of Great Britain is available to offer detailed information on this HPR breed, with advice on where to find a qualified puppy and instruction on training a young dog. The Club will also give assistance to owners on working tests, field trials, showing, breeding and everyday care.

Korthals griffon

Korthals griffon

 

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