Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: Previous owner
Posted August 23, 2015
Casey was with our family for 8 years, I cannot describe how much I miss her. I would recommend this dog to anyone with the time and energy to spend with a dog. This is a strong, sturdy breed: loving, intelligent, and very hardy.
Griffon's point, set, and retrieve; these are natural, instinctive behaviors for these dogs. They are also naturally protective (even to the point of being mildly aggressive). I can think of one time when she had been bitten by a spider or something after digging in the backyard. Her muzzle and eyes were slightly swollen and she was a bit disoriented. My father came over to the house (Casey knew my father very well) and being a bit out of her normal element, she bit him. Luckily, it was a gentle, warning bite. Equally as lucky, my father is a gentle, forgiving man. Once Casey recognized my father she relaxed and became herself once again.
This breed also loves exercise, lot's of exercise. She had sudden bursts of energy where she would run around the house at top speed several times. They are meant to be outside and are great hunting dogs. They can also swim at quite a clip.
I would recommend that any owner who can provide this kind of environment to consider owning a Wired-haired pointing griffon.