Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Eurasier

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both breeds are good choices for new or inexperienced owners, but the Eurasier is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and Eurasier are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and Eurasier are easy to groom.
  • Barking - Both the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and Eurasier are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon vs Eurasier
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Breed NameWirehaired Pointing GriffonEurasier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height20-24 in.18-24 in.
Weight50-60 lb39-70 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryNetherlandsGermany
Origin Year1873 AD1960 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F20°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium-High
Exercise RequiredHighMedium-High
Top Running Speed24 mph24 mph
StrengthMediumHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowLow
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountLowNone

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 NameWirehaired Pointing GriffonEurasier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsVery LowAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingVery LowBelow Average
HuntingHighBelow Average
ProtectionAverageAverage
Remove VerminBelow AverageAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameWirehaired Pointing GriffonEurasier
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Ear InfectionsYesNo
EctropionYesNo
EntropionYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
HypothyroidismYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameWirehaired Pointing GriffonEurasier
Coat
HairYesYes
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Wire CoatYesNo
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BrownYesNo
Brown & GreyYesNo
ChestnutYesNo
Chestnut & GreyYesNo
WhiteYesNo
White & ChestnutYesNo
White & OrangeYesNo
BlackNoYes
FawnNoYes
RedNoYes
SableNoYes
Wolf GrayNoYes