Griffon Korthals

Other names: Wirehaired Griffon Korthals, Pointing Griffon Korthals, Korthals Griffon

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The Griffon Korthals is a medium-sized dog, robust, full of vigor, rustic and whose length is clearly greater than the height. He is recognizable by his mustache, beard and full eyebrows, which give him a determined and confident air.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin France
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 20 kg to 30 kg From 50 cm to 55 cm
Male From 20 kg to 30 kg From 55 cm to 60 cm
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History of the breed

The Griffon Korthals has been known since Antiquity , since the breed was mentioned as early as the 4th century BC. JC by the Greek historian Xenophon. It was then found all over Europe, but it was never really developed. It was only thanks to the work of the Dutchman Eduard Karel Kortals , around the second half of the 19th century , that the Griffon Korthals was improved through crossbreeding and selection .

It is moreover to this man that the race owes its name. Contributions of French braques, barbets and pointers seem to have been appropriate. The Griffon Korthals breed was definitively recognized by the FCI on December 7, 1954. As for its official standard in force, it was published on May 6, 1964.

Griffon Korthals Pictures

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Physical features

His hair: hard, coarse, the texture of which is similar to that of boar’s silk. Not curly or woolly, lined with a fine and tight undercoat.
Its color: steel gray with brown markings, uniformly brown (rubican or roan) or two-tone (white and brown or white and orange).
His head: large and long, with a mustache, beard and well-defined eyebrows. Skull not too broad, with parallel lines and muzzle. Stop not too pronounced.
Its ears: of medium length, lying flat, set at the level of the line of the eye, provided with short hairs and a few long hairs.
His eyes: large, round, dark yellow to brown in color, topped with eyebrows, displaying an expression of alertness and intelligence.
Its body: its length is greater than its height at the withers, in proportions ranging from 1 / 20th to 1 / 10th. The back is vigorous, the loins well developed, the chest high and the ribs slightly rounded.
Its tail: often shortened to a third or a quarter of its length. Carried horizontally or with the end slightly raised, furnished with a bushy hair.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Griffon Korthals is an intelligent, lively, gentle and affectionate dog. Very attached to his master , he will constantly seek to please him, but also to protect him. He has, in fact, the qualities of a good guardian , since he has a sense of protection and territory. But its main role is that of a pointer. He is an outstanding hunter who can evolve on a variety of terrains: marshes, undergrowth, large open spaces, etc. At home, the Griffon Korthals is a pleasant companion, especially for children with whom it shows great gentleness.

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The Griffon Korthals being a dog at the same time gentle, intelligent and moderately docile , it needs a firm education. Appropriately socialized, he will get along wonderfully with all those around him. He remains dominant with other males of his species.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Griffon Korthals is clearly not made for apartment living . It is a dog built and conditioned for outdoor activities and on large spaces. A house with a large garden giving him the possibility to move freely and run would suit him perfectly. The Griffon Korthals needs an available and active master .


Ease of gaining weight

Characterized by great robustness , the Griffon Korthals does not fear cold or bad weather . A healthy dog, however, it is one of the breeds with a predisposition to hip dysplasia (or coxofemoral dysplasia). Prostatic affections can also appear in certain subjects.

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Litter size

Between 2 and 7 puppies

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Griffon Korthals is, on average, between 10 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The moult of the Griffon Korthals remains light and the hair loss rather moderate . The dog requires regular maintenance so that his coat can fully perform its protective function.

It is recommended to brush the dog weekly and to clean the ears regularly in order to prevent possible ailments.

Price and budget

Purchase price

700 €
900 €

The purchase price of a Griffon Korthals is between € 700 and € 900.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Griffon Korthals is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Griffon Korthals needs long daily outings to exercise. He is only happy if he can benefit from good walks, ideally on country or forest land.


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954


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