Is a Griffon the Right Breed for You?

I sell a lot of Griffons to Labrador Retriever People. I understand why Labs are so popular – they’re the classic hunting dogs. Almost every country kid either had one or knew someone who did. They bring back memories of ducks, first shotguns, and those slobbery kisses. You can find Labs in many backyards, some […]

The Griffon Coat

The Griffon Coat The distinguishing characteristic of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed is its coat. It’s rough, unkempt, and simultaneously stately, with striking brown or chestnut head and body patching that contrasts with the famous steel-gray body. Griffons come in various colors, such as steel-gray and brown, chestnut brown, roan, whitish-brown, and whitish-orange. Single-colored Griffons […]

Persian & Exotic Shorthair Colors

White White Persians and Exotic Shorthairs are iconic. In every print ad and commercial, they showcase copper eyes, rarely blue eyes, and occasionally odd-eyed (blue and copper eye color), making them one of my favorites. Interestingly, the white color “covers” another underlying color. Kittens produced from a white parent are 50% white and 50% of […]

Getting Your Kitten Home

Shipping can be a bit intimidating, especially if you live across the country. However, I can work with you. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! You have a few options for getting your kitten: Payment Information: As a reminder, we are a family-run operation with a limited number of cats. My mother and I […]

Exotic Shorthair Persian 101

What is an Exotic Shorthair? I believe the Cat Fanciers Association captures the essence well: “They are bred to meet the Persian standard in every way with one very special exception: the coat. The cat has a thick, dense, plush, short coat. The Exotic coat is unique to the breed, giving them a soft, rounded, […]

Versatile Hunting Dog – The Griffon

While my brother was hunting along an icy river, a duck popped up, and they smartly shot him. The duck, in a hail mary, headed for the river, sailing past the edge, dropped into the water, and then the current pulled him under the lip of the ice. Towser saw the whole thing too and […]

Training a Brave Griffon

Anxiety and Your Griffon – You All Are Making Me Anxious! Let’s start at the beginning. We can all agree that the WIREHAIRED POINTING GRIFFON is a sensitive soul. When these dogs were first bred, they were a mix of high-powered hunting, pointing, retrieving, and tracking dogs, as well as a generous dose of “How […]

Health, Insurance, and Food

Pet Food FadsSpaying & NeuteringHealth IssuesCost of Dog Ownership Pet Food Fads I am frequently asked what I feed my dogs. Having been involved in the Veterinary Industry for many years and having toured several pet food manufacturers, as well as undergone extensive training on various diet lines, I hold practical opinions on everything in […]

So You Are Last Pick

So, your last pick… The words of actual owners. I promise you that the puppy you get is meant for you! Here are my own thoughts on last pick. I am the pickiest person I know when it comes to dogs. Coming from the perspective of a dog breeder, my criteria are different from yours. […]

Puppy Health Guarantee / Receipt

Sales Agreement For a pet puppy born on [insert date], registerable with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and NAVDA, with the registered name to be determined by the buyer. You are welcome to use the kennel name “OUTBACK” if you choose. A pet PUPPY is defined here as a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy that is […]

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