Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breed Maintenance
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a thick double coat. The undercoat is thick and weather-resistant. The topcoat is coarse with straight, medium-length, wiry hair. Surprisingly, the undercoat is the source of the thick eyebrows and moustache. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is generally a dog that sheds very little; however, the coat needs to be combed at least once a week and stripped at least bi-weekly. Cleaning the ears of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is of the utmost importance as they do have some issues with the outer ear becoming inflamed. The ears should be kept as dry as possible. They should be checked weekly for dirt, debris, redness, or foul odors. This could be a sign of infection. The Griffon’s teeth should be brushed two or three times a week to ensure dental health. Daily brushing will prevent gum disease and bad breath. Nails should be trimmed monthly or every other week if you notice a “clicking” sound when your Griffon walks. Griffons need daily exercise; they do best when exercised off-leash in a fenced-in yard. They are not recommended for apartment living.