Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon also know as Korthals Griffon and Pointing Wirehaired Griffon are excellent with children when they are raised with them. They are an excellent watch dog and like to be walked or ran daily. They do not shed much and are very low maintenance for grooming. You will need to brush the coat a couple of times a week.

They have a life expectancy of 12-15 years and weigh about 45-60 pounds with a height of 20-24 inches.

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers or Yorkies as they are called are a good breed to have around older children that can handle them with care. They are excellent pets and require very low maintenance. They make an excellent watch dog because they have a very high energy level. Their grooming and maintenance is very low. They do need to be walked occasionally.
They first came to this country in the 1870's from Great Britain and were known as scotch terriers. Their life expectancy is about 12 to 15 years. They are very petite in size and therefore need to be protected from any dangers. They usually only weigh about five to seven pounds and have an average height of 7-8 inches.