Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country France Other Names Griffon Boulet, Pointing Griffon Life Expectancy No information Available Litter Size No information Available Breed Group No information Available
Breed Description Head: Bushy appearance. Long, broad,
angular muzzle with thick mustache. Blond or brown nose. Ears: Set on fairly low, pendulous, loosely curled, covered
with smooth or wavy hair. Eyes: Yellow. Thick eyebrows may lightly veil the eyes. Body: Compact. Neck fairly long. Chest broad and deep. Strong
loin. Tail: Straight, well-carried, without plume. Hair: Long, fairly silky, smooth or wavy, never curly. Coat: Dead foliage with or without white markings, but never
with large white spots. Size: Dog: 55 to 60 cm (21.5 - 23.5 in). Bitch: 50 to 55 cm
(19.5 - 21.5 in). Weight: 20 to 25 kg (44-55 lb).
History This griffon developed by E. Boulet in the
nineteenth century is also called the Boulet Griffon. He is a
longhaired pointer resembling a smooth-coated Barbet. The French
Woolly-haired Pointing Griffon, which some believe is descended from
the Barbet, has long existed in northern France. Boulet improved the
breed around 1880 by crossing it, according to some, with pointers,
the Poodle, sheepdogs, and other breeds.
Behavior Very hardy and somewhat heavy in appearance,
the French Woolly-haired Pointing Griffon has a very keen nose and
excels in woods and swamps. His coat is perfect protection from cold
and harsh weather. He has a limited search range, tracking slowly
Advice He is a delightful pet who needs space and
exercise, as well as regular brushing and attention to the ears.