Re: Wire Haired Pointing Griffon
Posted by T-Bro on 2009-09-28 13:05:46
in reply to Re: Wire Haired Pointing Griffon posted by Dan Blanton on 2009-09-27 12:07:51
I did not realize that the Spinone was the ancestor to all the dogs discussed above. The Griffon was first bred in Holland in the 1870's, with the German Shorthair as the base breed. Although the history doesnt spell it out, I imagine there must be some spinone in the family tree, as they dogs seem so similar in appearance and temperment. The griffon, the German Wirehaired Pointer, the Czech Fousek, and the spinone all seem very similar. The primary reason that I chose the Griffon was that it is a little smaller (Frieda should be between 55 and 62 lbs) and because they are supposed to be a little more biddable than their larger cousins. I dispute the second point, because she seems to do whatever she wants to, not what she is told (much like my 5 year old son!)
I hope that you are right and that Freida will calm down as she gets a little older. She is getting spayed later this week and hopefully that will take a little wind out of her sails, because my wife is at the end of her rope. Hunting season cant come soon enough, as it will hopefully tire the dog out too much to get into mischief.
Fisher looks like a great dog, have fun.
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