Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Wire-haired Pointing Griffon Korthals

(Griffon d’Arrêt à Poil Dur Korthals)

Korthals Griffon


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
06.05.1964.
KC
July 2008

UTILISATION

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FCI
Essentially a versatile pointing dog. Also used for tracking wounded large game.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.3Continental Pointing Dogs, 'Griffon' type
With working trial

KC
Gundog

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs. Renée Sporre Willes and Mr. Raymond Triquet.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
Already mentioned by Xenophon, used as « oysel dog » widespread in the whole of Europe under different names. The breed was renewed and improved by inbreeding, selection and training without any addition of foreign blood by E.K. Korthals during the second half of the 19th century. Since, the different national clubs have remained faithful to its precepts.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Vigorous dog, rustic of medium size. Longer than tall. The skull is not too broad. The muzzle is long and square. The eyes, dark yellow or brown are surmounted but not covered by bushy eyebrows and well developed moustaches and beard give him a characteristic expression and express firmness and assurance.
KC
A vigorous, robust dog, of workmanlike, natural appearance and medium size with a harsh coat. Well developed moustache and beard giving characteristic expression of firmness and assurance.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
A versatile hunting, pointing bird dog, of griffon type. Also used for tracking large, wounded game.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Gentle and proud, excellent hunter, very attached to his master and his territory which he guards with vigilance. Very gentle with children.
KC
Gentle, proud and very loyal, neither timid nor aggressive.

HEAD

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FCI
Big and long, with harsh hair, thick but not too long; moustache, beard and eyebrows well developed.
KC
Large and long but not too broad, with moderate stop. Covered with harsh hair, which is thick but not too long; the moustache, beard and eyebrows should be well developed. The muzzle is long, square and of equal length to the skull. The top lines of skull and muzzle are parallel. Nose, slightly convex at the tip and always brown.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Not too broad. The upper lines of the skull and the muzzle are parallel.

Stop

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FCI
Not too pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Always brown.

Muzzle

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FCI
Long and square, of the same length as the skull, bridge of the nose slightly convex.
KC
Teeth and jaws strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws with full dentition.

Jaws/Teeth

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Eyes

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FCI
Dark yellow or brown, large, rounded surmounted but not covered by the eyebrows, very intelligent expression.
KC
Dark yellow or brown. Large and rounded. Surmounted, but not covered by the eyebrows, conveying a very intelligent expression.

Ears

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FCI
Of medium size, not curled inwards, flat, set on level line with the eyes, the short hair which covers them is more or less mixed with longer hairs.
KC
Of medium size, flat, not curled inwards, set on a level with the eyes. The hair covering should be short mixed with longer strands. The length of the ear should reach midway along the muzzle.

NECK

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FCI
Moderately long, without dewlap.
KC
Moderately long, without dewlap.

BODY

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FCI
Its length is markedly greater than the height at the withers (from 1/20th to 1/10th).
KC
The body length from point of shoulder to point of buttock should be slightly greater that the height at the withers with the proportions of 11 to 10.

Back

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FCI
Strong.

Loin

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FCI
Well developed.

Chest

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FCI
Deep, not too wide, ribs slightly sprung.

TAIL

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FCI
Carried horizontally or with the tip slightly raised, covered with thick hair but without fringing, generally should be docked by a third or a quarter. If it were not shortened, it would be carried horizontally with its tip slightly raised.
KC
Covered with thick hair, without fringing. Carried horizontally or with the tip slightly raised. Docking previously optional when no more than one quarter to one third was to be removed.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Straight, vigorous, with thick hair. In action, the forelegs are perfectly parallel.
KC
Chest: deep, not too wide, with ribs slightly sprung. Forelegs: straight, strong and covered in thick hair. Shoulders should be well set on, oblique and quite long with good length of upper arm.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well set on, rather long, very oblique.

FORELEGS

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FEET

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KC
Round, strong with tight, arched toes.

Forefeet

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FCI
Round, strong, toes tight and arched.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Covered with thick hair.
KC
Thighs long, well muscled, with moderate turn of stifle. Hocks turning neither in nor out.

Thigh

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FCI
Long and well muscled.

HIND LEGS

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Hock

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FCI
Well angulated.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
The hunting gait is the gallop, punctuated by periods of trot. The trot is extended. Catlike movement when walking up game.
KC
Ground covering and driving from behind. Front and rear action is parallel, with good length of stride.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Harsh and coarse, reminding of the touch of a wild boar’s bristles. Never curly or woolly. Under the harsh top coat is a fine dense undercoat.
KC
Harsh and coarse with fine, dense undercoat. Never curly or woolly.

COLOUR

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FCI
Preferably steel grey shade with brown (liver) patches or self-coloured brown (liver) coat. Frequently liver-roan or a close mixture of brown (liver) and white hairs. Equally permissible white and brown and white and orange coats.
KC
Steel grey with liver brown patches; Solid liver brown; Liver roan; Liver brown with white hairs; White and brown. Undercoat brown in all colours.

SIZE

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KC
Height at withers: Dogs 55-60 cms (21 ¾ – 23 ½ ins). Bitches 50-55 cms (19 ¾ - 21 ¾ ins).

Height at withers

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FCI
About 55 to 60 cm for males and 50 to 55 cm for females.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.