About Italian Griffon Dogs
Griffon Dogs are ancient Italian breed. In various literary works there are
references to Italian rough-haired dogs. The highest popularity of this breed
was during the Renaissance, when it was mainly applied in hunting as a setter.
Throughout the centuries it has come to the present days getting through
numerous crossbreeding with other hound breeds. After World War II this breed
was revalued and rebuilt thanks to few important breeders. Apart from Italy
this breed is also popular in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia.
Griffons are large sized dogs with large proportions, vigorous, with a strong
build, and a powerful skeleton. Its muscles are well developed and evident. The
peculiarity of this breed is the fur texture, e.g. “rough hair” Its head is
unique of its kind as to expression and fur position.
Griffons are one of the hunting dogs in any ground and they are excellent
retriever. They are good - natured, peaceful and loving. And their intelligence
is proved by its extraordinary learning ability. Their greatest desire is to
satisfy their master. Because of their patience and friendliness they are a reliable
companion for a family with children.
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