At Griffonpoint, we
follow the Maxim: Form Follows Function.
If Korthals Griffons cease to be used and bred to hunt then the breed as we
know it will change.
It is credited to the uncompromising breeders of the past century that the Korthals Griffon has come into this era with only a few genetic problems, and its quality
and hunting instinct intact.
It is our Intent to see that the pure-bred Korthals Griffon continue true to the
type and high quality set out by Korthals.
Genetics are one of the most
important issues facing the Korthals Griffon today. Genetic Strength cannot be
compromised on, and Griffonpoint clears our Griffons to be sure that they are not affected
with a genetic disorder. Though this cannot find carriers of Genetic Problems, it does
allow us to ensure that we have done everything we can to see that Griffonpoint Griffons
are healthy and sound.
Temperament is of primary consideration. The Griffon's place in the modern
world is as a companion 365 days per year, and a hunting companion during hunting season.
A dog without a good temperament is a liability. Our Griffonpoint Griffons are not only
our personal hunting companions, but they are also our family pets. We have an active
family lifestyle, and our dogs are included in many aspects of it; from swimming in the
river during the summer, to tobogganing in the winter.
Conformation and Coat is also a
top priority, as every field dog needs to be structurally sound in order to be able to
withstand the rigors of hunting. An exceptional field Griffon can certainly have the good
qualities and type that are outlined in the Standard of Perfection for the breed.
Hunting Ability and co-operative , biddable natures. Most Griffons are a pleasure
to train, and make effective personal hunting companions. The natural talents are there,
your Griffon must simply be properly exposed and encouraged in order to begin hunting. We
look for Griffons who are easiy trained and who have displayed intelligence and game drive
while hunting them on foot over harsh terrian and for a variety of game. Our dogs are used
for grouse, pheasant, Hungarian partridge, geese and ducks.
Griffonpoint Korthals Griffons have been successful in hunting,
conformation, obedience, agility, search and rescue, tracking and of course as family
Griffonpoint is proud to offer a home to some truly great Griffons. All have
demonstrated excellent natural ability and nose. These are our personal hunting
companions, and also our family pets. Some have achievements in addition to being truly
versatile and talented hunting partners.
Griffonpoint Foundation Pedigree:
We select the type of Griffons that exemplify the breed, high drive for game contact,
with tremendous instinct and eagerness to please. We keep a puppy out of each litter to
train, either to sell started, or to keep for our breeding program. Using this
selective evaluation program we have been able to better focus on the hunting and
trainability issues that are a concern with Griffons. By being consistant in our
selections, our bloodlines have more predictable qualities. The traits we select for in
our Griffons give us an easy to train hunting companion and loyal family pet. A great dog
with Versatility, and Griffon Charm!
Our Foundation Pedigree consists of German and American Griffons, that were bred by
Harrison Reimer of Kalispell, Montana. At the time that Mr. Reimer was breeding Griffons,
there were very few available in North America. Many imports were brought to the USA from
overseas, especially from Germany and France.
We chose to begin our Breeding Program with Griffons from Mr. Reimer's bloodlines as
his Griffons were known for their versatility and determination in the fields of Montana
and Idaho, country and climate that is very similar to our Alberta hunting lands. You will
find Reimer bloodlines in the pedigrees of many of the Hunting Griffons of today.
We have imported Griffons from renowned Working Griffon Breeders.
Our most recent import is from Holland, the home of Eduard Korthals.
The future of Griffonpoint: In these recent years, Katy Stuehm of California, USA has become more and more involved with making selections and breeding decisions. Katy has also been instrumental in developing methods for bringing young Griffons along for hunting in such a way that the pack instinct, deference to leadership and cooperation is enhanced with no obedience training or force required whatsoever.
All the time that we are on this exciting journey, we do not loose sight of our goals.
To produce a versatile hunting companion of sound mind and body. An affectionate companion
in the home, and a talented and biddable worker in the field. And, to offer support and
information on the Griffon to all who are interested.