Dog Breeds

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog Breed

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

First bred about 1870 by a Hollander, Edward Korthals, who popularized the breed throughout France and Germany as a rough, swamp country sporting dog, skillful at retrieving game on land and in water. He is essentially Pointer in build, although somewhat more heavily cast. Strong and vigorous, he is fairly short backed and a trifle low on the leg.

His head is long and narrow, his muzzle square, eyes large (iris yellow or light brown in color), and nose brown. His moderate size ears hang flat, while his tail, which is docked, is carried off from the body. His rough, rather shaggy coat is hard and stiff, with downy undercoat, bushy eyebrows, and mustache.

WEIGHT: 48 60 pounds COLOR: steel gray or gray white with chestnut splashes; chestnut; dirty white mixed with chestnut. GROUP: Sporting.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Coughing

A cough is serious, whether or not breathing is difficult. It can be a sign of several different illnesses and diseases, in cluding pneumonia, canine distemper, tracheobronchitis or other bronchial disease, diseases and disorders of the respira tory tract, cardiac disease, and congestive heart failure.

A cough may be no more than a barely audible hack, or it may be severe enough to choke the animal temporarily, and it may be accompanied by fever and labored breathing. Consult your veterinarian immediately. For temporary relief, you will not go wrong dosing with honey and lemon. Into the juice of a lemon mix enough honey to make a thick syrup, and give this to the dog several times daily to ease the irritation. Do not give human cough suppressant medicines.

 

 

Dog Breeds

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog Breed

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