The Korthals Griffon: Pointer, Smart And Cunning

The Korthals Griffon is a sting dog, that is, a hunting dog that uses his nose to search for game and then stops when he finds it, of average size. He is easily recognizable as an athlete and his head as gruff but crisp. The Korthals Griffon is energetic, intelligent and cunning.

The Korthals Griffon: Pointer, smart and cunning

  • Size: 50 cm to 60 cm
  • Weight: 20 kg to 30 kg
  • Hair: short and rough
  • Color: steel gray spotted with brown
  • Life expectancy: 13 years
  • Gestation duration: 63 days

Description and characteristics of the Griffon Korthals

The Griffon Korthals is particularly recognizable thanks to its hard and rough coat, reminiscent of the wild boar, steel-gray color spotted with brown. It also has a softer undercoat. The characteristic of his hair is to be waterproof and protect the Griffon Korthals from the cold, but also thorns or brambles when walking or hunting in the countryside. Another particularity of this hunting dog: he has thick bushy eyebrows that protect his eyes, big mustaches that cover his lips and a beard provided on his cheeks. The large brown to dark yellow round eyes of the Griffon Korthals are very beautiful and give it a lovely expression.

Origin of the Korthals Griffon

We find the trace of the Griffon Korthals long since Antiquity. But it was in the middle of the 19th century, in Germany, that the dog that we know today was born. It bears the name of the one who created his breed, Eduard Korthals. This breed was officially recognized in 1954. The ancestors of the Griffon Korthals are the Boulet, a woolly haired griffin, other types of griffins and sheepdogs. It is widespread in Europe and the United States.

We find the trace of the long-standing Korthals Griffon

Character and behavior of the Korthals Griffon - Who is it for?

The Griffon Korthals is primarily a hunting dog, resistant, powerful and courageous. He needs a lot of exercise and he is tireless. His teachers must be able to take him out every day and offer him long walks at least twice a week. In a nutshell, they must be active and available. It's a dog who does not like solitude and stay alone. He owes his intelligence and cunning to his huntsman's instinct. As a family, it is a happy, lively, sweet, obedient and faithful dog. He is an ideal companion for the children with whom he likes to play. The Korthals Griffon also performs very well as a watchdog.

How to take care of his Griffon Korthals: his needs

Given its hunter instinct, the Griffon Korthals needs space to feel good and to be active. The ideal is to be able to walk regularly in the countryside and in the forest. On the other hand, his particular hair, which he hardly loses outside moulting periods, must be regularly trimmed. Otherwise, brushing a week is enough. To prevent possible affections, it is also advisable to regularly clean the ears of the Griffon Korthals.

Given its hunter instinct, the Griffon Korthals needs space to feel good and to be active.

The feeding of the Griffon Korthals

The Griffon Korthals needs about 350 g of kibble a day. But, like all dogs, its needs must be related to its age, state of health and physical activity. Its diet is based on raw or boiled meat, fish, but also on fat, carbohydrates and vitamins.

The health of the Griffon Korthals

The Korthals Griffon is a dog with rather good health. Be careful, however, to the skin diseases that can be contracted by dogs of this breed who do not live outdoors. On the other hand, as dogs of large or medium size, it can present a predisposition to hip dysplasia.

Price of a Korthalsa Griffon puppy

The price of a Griffon Korthals puppy will depend on the sex, the pedigree of the parents, the conformity to the standards of the breed, etc.

  • Price of a male Griffon Korthals: 575 to 900 €
  • Price of a female Griffon Korthals: 575 to 1000 €

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