Borzoi vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Compare the Borzoi to the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Borzoi and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Borzoi is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Borzoi is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon bark/howls frequently. The Borzoi has an average level of barking.
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Borzoi vs Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
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Breed NameBorzoiWirehaired Pointing Griffon
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height26-32 in.20-24 in.
Weight60-105 lb50-60 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryRussiaNetherlands
Origin Year800 AD1873 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹15°F to 80°F30°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHighHigh
Top Running Speed40 mph24 mph
StrengthMedium-HighMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingLow-MediumLow
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountLowLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBorzoiWirehaired Pointing Griffon
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsHighVery Low
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageVery Low
HuntingHighHigh
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBorzoiWirehaired Pointing Griffon
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Anesthesia SensitivityYesNo
BloatYesNo
Dental ProblemsYesNo
Ear InfectionsNoYes
EctropionNoYes
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
EntropionNoYes
Heart ProblemsYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismNoYes
Osteochondrosis DissecansYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Thyroid DisorderYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBorzoiWirehaired Pointing Griffon
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatYesNo
Wire CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
WavyYesNo
RoughNoYes
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongYesNo
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & WhiteYesNo
WhiteYesYes
White & BrownYesNo
BrownNoYes
Brown & GreyNoYes
ChestnutNoYes
Chestnut & GreyNoYes
White & ChestnutNoYes
White & OrangeNoYes