Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs, "Scientific name for Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog is a variety of dog that hails from the Netherlands. This dog breed was employed in hunting as a gun dog. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog breed is still comparatively rare in Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dogs are chiefly bred for hunting purposes in deep undergrowth and about water, where its harsh fur is an outstanding protection.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Female Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog average height to the shoulders is 20 to 24 inches (50.8 to 60.9 cm) and the average weight is 50 to 60 (22.6 to 27.2 kg)
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog breed is a well-built hunting dog. The head is somewhat circular at the top, but appears square in profile when it is observed from the side with its muzzle. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog head of the dog is in proportion to its body, with a slight stop. The breed has a brown colored nose, with wide open nostrils and their teeth meet in a scissors bite. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog have big, yellow to brown colored, circular eyes and their ears are medium in size and are set at the level of their eyes, suspending down and lying horizontal against the head. The long neck of the dog is without dewlap. Their body is somewhat longer than their height and their back part of the body slopes a little from the shoulders to the remaining body parts. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog have straight forelegs, with circular webbed feet. The tail of the dog is usually docked by half of its original length.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog breed is a faithful, skillful and energetic ground dog. It is clever and makes a renowned tracker and gundog. These dogs are particularly good for hunters on foot, and they combine the skill to be directed by the hunter with the aptitude to think alone. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog have a remarkably fine sense of odor and an immense fervor for the hunt, particularly for hare and quail. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog breed is welcoming, active and lively, and performs well in upland and marshland, and is an excellent flusher, pointer and water retriever. This dog breed is an outstanding watchdog.
The hair of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog breed needs brushing and combing twice in a week. The ears must be cleaned and plucked of mane within the duct to shun ear problems. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog dog breed sheds little to no hair, but it should be stripped, so new fur can grow.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The number one heath problems amongst Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Some of the health problem the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Hip Dysplasia. The average lifespan of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed ranges from 10 years to 12 years.
If purchasing a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog belongs in the Sporting Group and in 1887 was recognized by (AKC) American Kennel Club.
A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.