Why get a Griffonpoint Puppy?
Are you looking for a hunting dog? As we select for traits that
influence hunting ability, our hunting prospect pups
are placed with hunters who offer excellent
homes. Our non-hunting pups are placed in homes who are
looking for an intelligent, fun companion dog. If we do not have a puppy that will suit you, we will be happy to
refer you to a responsible breeder.
Whether you are looking for a hunting companion, obedience partner,
agility dog, or an active and interesting family pet, you may find that
one of our Griffonpoint puppies will suit you. The Griffon is truly a
versatile breed, and trained with positive methods, can accomplish almost
We encourage prospective Griffon owners to carefully research the
breed, and try to meet a Griffon. In addition, we ask that you complete an
Application to Purchase. Griffons are not for everybody, and it is easier
for us to screen and educate potential Griff owners than to rescue a
Griffon that did not work out.
your Griffon Puppy:
Whatever breed you are looking for, selection
of your breeder is very important. Interview several breeders and look
for a breeder who owns and breeds the kind of dog that you want to own. Find a breeder who hunts with their Griffons for the same
kinds of game that you want to hunt. Look for a breeder who clears their
breeding dogs with Health Clearances. Addionally, look for a breeder who
has the time and experience to properly socialize and raise the litter.
At Griffonpoint, puppy care starts with the selection and proper care
of the parents. The parents of your puppy are our personal hunting
companions, have been easy to train, have health clearances, including eye
examinations, hip (and now elbow) OFA's and sometimes other genetic tests
such as thyroid and ERG.
Griffonpoint puppies have their tails docked and their dewclaws
removed. They have a thorough veterinary health check when our
Veterinarian gives them their first vaccinations. A health certificate is
issued at this time. If your puppy is to be shipped, he will have a second
health Check a few days before the flight, at this time our Veterinarian
will issue an International Health Certificate and Certificate of
Acclamation, which are required for international flights.
- Ongoing support and advice is always available from Griffonpoint Kennel. I am constantly enrolled
in training programs (field work, obedience, agility, conformation,
nutrition, genetics), and am willing to share new concepts and
techniques that we have found effective for our Griffons.
Our Selection process for Quality
Breeding Griffons to fit into our Breeding/TrainingPrograms. Our Purebred, CKC Registered Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Puppies are
selectively bred and guaranteed for genetic health, with refund or
replacement. Griffonpoint Puppies are temperament
tested at 7 weeks of age, to further assist in choosing the right
puppy for you. Notes on temperament are kept consistently before and
after that, and are available to prospective owners.
- Griffonpoint puppies are raised
underfoot, and go into their new homes with some basic conditioning,
the urge to please and the knowledge of how to do it. Traditional and
modern methods of raising puppies are used here. Training is started
for you when your puppy is just6 weeks old. Early conditioning
accomplished at this age is deeply ingrained. We are constantly
improving the way our puppies are raised. By the time our pups are 10
weeks old, they are responding to basic obedience commands. The earlier
the pup learns how to please, the better. Why wait until the pup gets
older to start developing his mind?
- Early exposure is not limited to the house, kennel and field. We take the pups for rides in the car
and truck. They are taken into the field with their mother, and
weather permitting, into the river or pond that is on our farm. They
meet and play with the resident extended family of Griffons.
Additionally, pups are introduced to birds and to our cats and horses.
- Each Griffonpoint puppy
owner is given a "Griffonpoint Puppy Primer"which
includes information about the Griffon, and techniques that we have
found very effective for raising and training our Griffon pups. Also
provided is a list of recommended books and videos,
New owners are invited to keep in touch, and send photos, stories
for our photo albums. We request that at two years of age a
questionnaire is completed and returned to us. This enables us to keep
an accurate account of how our breeding program is going.