The Korthals Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, or simply Korthals Griffon, is a breed of dog originating from the Netherlands.
It is a medium-sized, well-proportioned pointing dog with a hard coat that comes in many colors.
The Korthals Griffon is medium to large in size. Males generally measure between 55 and 60 cm at the shoulder, while females measure between 50 and 55 cm. The average weight generally varies between 20 and 27 kg.
The coat is dense, harsh, rough and of medium length. It can be brown, brown and white, or white and orange. The coat should be tight enough to provide protection against bad weather and brush. The head is broad, with a slightly domed skull. The eyes are medium sized, dark and expressive. The ears are set high and carried drooping. The muzzle is strong.
The coat is easy to maintain, just brush it regularly. The Korthals Griffon needs plenty of exercise, such as long walks, games or jogging. It is generally a healthy breed, but it can be prone to certain diseases, such as hip or elbow dysplasia. Life expectancy: 15 years.
As a hunting dog, the Korthals Griffon is an excellent hunter. It is fast, agile and has a pronounced hunting instinct. It is also capable of running long distances, which is important for hunting on the lowlands of the Netherlands.
As a companion dog, the Korthals Griffon is an affectionate and devoted dog. He is intelligent and easy to train, and gets along well with children and other pets. However, it is important to provide him with plenty of exercise and attention, as he can become bored and destructive if he is not sufficiently stimulated.