wirehaired pointing griffon

noun

Definition of wirehaired pointing griffon

: any of a breed of dogs of Dutch origin that both hunt and retrieve and have a long head and a harsh wiry often chestnut or white and chestnut colored coat

Examples of wirehaired pointing griffon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parsons said Drewe's fingerprints extend beyond the northwest and his passion for the outdoors includes an intense practice of upland bird hunting with his wirehaired pointing griffon. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 31 July 2021 The brown wirehaired pointing griffon patiently sat at his grooming station as his owner, Steve Cowell, brushed him down, using several combs and a can of hair spray to groom his prize-winning dog. Megan Webber, The Denver Post, 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of wirehaired pointing griffon

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Wirehaired pointing griffon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wirehaired%20pointing%20griffon. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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