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Idaho Outback Griffons

There is a significant difference between adding a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon or two to your pack and having five resident Griffons. Nonetheless, adding one to your pack seems to be an overall wonderful experience. I love when folks add a puppy to their pack before their old dog becomes cranky and tired. There are two reasons for this. First, you miss out on the camaraderie that most Griffons have with one another. Second, your trained dog will make acquiring a new puppy a simple task. He or she shows the new puppy around, teaches them where to poop and pee, which cats to sniff but leave alone, and the birds to hunt. Once you buy an Outback bred Griffon puppy, you will reap the benefits of selection here for the rest of your days. I will not sell two together at one time due to a syndrome called Sibling Syndrome. It’s better for them to be more mature when you add your second after a year or more.

Not everyone needs five Griffons, plus additional visitors to our Ever After Farm, but this is the life we have chosen. Griffons are social and friendly towards other dogs. As a versatile hunting breed, they have been bred to work together as a team to find and hunt. I often have dogs from outside our own pack come to visit, sometimes to breed, and often to hunt. There is the normal sniffing and barking, and sometimes a hackle is raised, but that is quickly replaced by normal happy Griffon dog behavior, nothing overly aggressive. Even intact males get along quickly, particularly when hunting is involved.

The following testimonials detail a few of my clients who have purchased two Wirehaired Pointing Griffons from me. The number grows as the years pass. I love people to have two Griffons. In all cases, it has been reported to me that the quality of their dog owning experience has improved. So yes, I will take two, please 😉

Gus and Daisy Mcnevin

Daisy, 3 years old, is definitely more timid, and shy in personality. She only wants to please us, and if she is scolded for doing something wrong, she is very sensitive to that. She is very loving but also protective when others come over (not aggressively, just to be sure we are okay).

Gus, 1 year old, has a BIG personality! He is more happy-go-lucky and like a bull in a china shop. He also wants to please us. He is more strong-willed and has been a little harder to train manners-wise. He barks when Daisy barks at strangers, more as a follow-the-leader trait.

Although younger, Gus is definitely the alpha dog. He wants to play all day, every day, which Daisy grows weary of. He controls the tempo of the day for the dogs.

Both dogs are snuggly and want to be near us, preferably touching with a paw or a snout. They are similar in height, but Gus has a bigger build. Daisy weighs 56 lbs, and Gus weighs 78 lbs. Daisy eats when she is hungry, Gus would eat 24/7 if we left food out.We absolutely adore them both and wouldn’t change a thing about them. They are the best dogs ever!

~ Kris McNeven

Arie B and Mac Stevens

I have three: two males and one female. My males are more clingy, while the female is more independent. The males are more aggressive around people they don’t know, but the female is vocal but not physically aggressive. The female is dominant over both males. The males like sleeping in the bed, while the female will bounce around from bed to floor to chair throughout the night. The female is very nose-driven and birdy, one male doesn’t really care, and one male is a retrieving fool.

~ Caroline Stevens

Islay and Harris Hamilton

We have one male and one female. Harris is 7 and loves cuddling. He really likes kids and is very social at the dog park. He doesn’t have much of a prey drive. He is extremely sensitive – John can’t cheer for his favorite soccer team, or Harris will do weird things like paw at the table lamps or walls. He’s a big happy, goofy guy with some funny quirks.

Islay is 3 and is so easygoing at home and when we travel. She’s very social and sweet but only cuddles if it’s on her terms… when she wants food, lol. She’s very independent but listens really well. She has a very strong prey drive and loves hunting for mice, squirrels, and birds.

They really do have different personalities. I totally recommend getting two. They absolutely love each other.

~ Leeanne Hamilton

Rigby and Mara Latray

Rigby is almost 2 now, and he is definitely sweeter and more clingy. He’s willing to meet new people from afar until they’re friends, then the new people are allowed to greet him. Mara is still a puppy, so we’re still waiting for her to mellow out some, but she is definitely the wild child of the two. She’s not afraid of anything and is wicked smart. She also loves meeting new people and goes to work with me every day for this reason. She playfully attacks the vacuum and force dryer, while Rigby prefers to keep his distance. She has also caught up to him in size. She’s still about an inch shorter but almost weighs the same. Rigby is a lean 50 pounds, and Mara is a stocky 49 pounds.

~ Emily Latray

Hazel and Archie Gates

Hazel is called Crazel for a good reason. She definitely loves to be loved on, on her schedule. Archie is never more than three feet from my side. He holds hands at every opportunity and is right in there if I say Hazel’s name or go to pet her.

~ Joy Gates

Hairy and Hagrid Porter

We’ve only been two Griff owners for almost 4 days, so I’m not sure we’re qualified to answer. However, in this short time, we’ve had a lot of fun. Hagrid (7 months) follows Hairy Porter (22 months) everywhere, and fortunately, mimics his good behavior. We love having two dogs. There are definite personality differences, but so far, so good.

~ Kadee Porter

Doc and Hazel Johnson

So… Hazel is my pup from 7 weeks… she and I connect in a way that I swear is empathetic… I didn’t raise Doc, so our connection is new, but there are distinct differences. Females seem to be almost like human females… smart, a step ahead because they have a natural instinct to protect, so they instinctively think forward. My male dog, Doc, is like a typical human male… great for cuddling on a couch and being taken care of… do their job, eat, sleep, snuggle, lick, kiss… go out, do their job, snuggle, eat, sleep… rinse, repeat. Hazel, we say, has velociraptor eyes… thinking, plotting, waiting to spring. Love these dogs like crazy because I’m like them… in dog form.

~ Brenda Keele Johnson

Rascal and Rebel Storey

Oh, my, the differences! Rascal is sweeter, more loving, and more outgoing. He will decide in 1 second whether he likes you or not, and if you’re in, you’re in forever. Rebel is shy and standoffish until she trusts, which can take a while. She also is bossy, especially of Rascal. She will get a toy and tease him unmercifully! They love each other like nothing I’ve ever seen!

~ Sheryl Storey

Ida and Jiggs Thomas

My Rose & Chrome duo: IDA (8yrs) and Jigs (4yrs). We limited out both days up by Joshua Creek. I love this pair! PS getting my 3rd fall 2023! Oh, and Frank Church… the corgi!

~ Dolly Thomas

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