Known as the “supreme gundog,” the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon was developed in France, Germany, and the Netherlands at the end of the 19th century. They are often referred to as hardworking, eager, and quick-witted. They’re a versatile breed that excels at both pointing, retrieving, obedience, and agility. Their low-shedding wired coat gives them a shaggy and unkempt appearance. They’re an active breed that will require daily walks or an area where they can run off-lead. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is considered to be a loyal family companion that has a great sense of humor. When introduced at a young age, this gentle and loving dog does well in a household with children and other pets. With proper early socialization, you will have a companion that will make new friends wherever you go together.