GRIFFON KORTHALS puppy dogs
Thanks to its Barbet's and French Braque's blood, this rustic Griffon can hunt in water as well and on dry land. Versatile, but not especially fast. It owes its name to the creator of the breed, Edward Korthals, who devoted his life to breeding these Griffons with hard hair, between Holland and Germany during the XIX century.
Even when it can live comfortably in the city during some time –as long as it is allowed to exercise enough- this dog was born for outdoors and clearly prefers being in the countryside. Great family pet with which it is impossible to get bored.
It has a messy aspect, with long and messy tufts located here and there on the face, funny mustache and thick eyebrows. Long, stiff hair, never woolly at the touch, it can be either white and fire or steel gray. Lively eyes with an intelligent look. Very long, expressive, moving ears. Strong and thick tail that some breeder use to surgically amputate. Rounded and strong feet that let it move with great precision. Pretty long body, oblique shoulder blades. tiny dog clothes
- LIFE EXPECTANCY: 10/11 years.
- PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Intense.
- MAINTENANCE: Moderate.
- LEVEL OF NOISE: Noisy.
- HEALTH PROBLEMS: Some entropion and ectropion; it is convenient to be alert about skin allergies.
- HEIGHT: 51 – 60 cm.
- IT IS USUAL TO GET THEIR TAILS surgically CUT.
BREED RECOGNIZED BY THE CANINE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (CIF)