Because of the specifications that breeders go for when developing dog breeds, there are now many dogs that are able to do so many things that sometimes exceeds expectations. While dogs were basically treated as either work dogs or family pets in the past, now they are given more importance because of their numerous abilities. There are dogs that, aside from being sporting dogs, are also quite good in the show ring. Due to the inherent qualities that enable these dogs to perform as hunting dogs, they become very adept in agility and obedience tests in dog shows.
One such dog is the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. This dog breed is a versatile all-purpose sporting dog that is known to be a skillful hunter. The Griffon has many capabilities that does not only make it a perfect family pet and sporting or hunting companion but also as a show dog as well. So, if you want to stretch the potential of your dog to its maximum when it comes to the show ring, then make sure that you start training it at an early age. Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can easily be trained if you use a light yet firm hand as well as a calm yet authoritative voice. You can aim for your dog to compete in all events like in the junior showmanship, tracking, obedience, agility and hunting or field events. You can also aim for him to become a Champion among his breed and those of other breeds.
After training your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon for the show ring, there are still some important facts that you have to take note when it comes to showing your Griffon. First of all, you have to make sure that your Wirehairred Pointing Griffon conforms to its breed standards as per specifications set by the American Kennel Club. You should make sure that your dog has neither been neutered nor sprayed. This is if you are aiming for your dog to become a Bench Champion of his breed. Remember that for your Griffon to earn a Champion title, it should earn 15 points. If, for example, you have both a female and a male Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, then note that they will be judged separately according to gender and six regular classes. These classes are the 6-9 month puppies, the 9-12 month puppies, the 12-18 month junior dogs, the novice dogs, the bred-by-exhibitor dogs, the American-bred dogs and the open dogs. Those dogs that come out as winners in these classes are those that closely resemble the standards of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.
Once your dog has won and been declared Best of Breed, then it is set to compete with other Best of Breed dogs as per their functionalities. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon would fall in the sporting group because it was bred to hunt as a pointer and a retriever. Here your dog will compete with other dogs of the same capabilities in different events like hunting and tracking as well as obedience and agility testing. Should your dog emerge as the winner, then you as well as your dog get the glory.