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GWP or Pointing Griffon

 
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PostPosted: 01/04/06, 12:37 pm    Post subject: GWP or Pointing Griffon Reply with quote

We have recently rescued a female that is supposed to be a Griffon, but it also looks like a GWP. How do you tell the difference between the two breeds?
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PostPosted: 01/06/06, 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't have one of each (GWP and WPG) side by side, it can be difficult sometimes to tell the difference.
In general, a WPG will have a blockier head and a blockier body than a GWP. They will carry a softer head coat and longer body coat... but, I have seen WPG's with short tight coats on both head and body.
Color wise, WPG will be liver and white, but usually it's a lighter more washed out liver than a GWP has, or should have. You will never see a Black and white WPG, they don't come in BW.

What makes it tough, is that some GWP's also have many of the WPG traits (comes from WPG's being a foundation breed of the GWP).

Temperment wise, I would say a WPG is a bit more laid back and a bit softer.

Not sure this will help you too much, if you can have someone knowledgable in both breeds take a look at your dog, they may be able to help.
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