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Boulet Griffon Breed Description

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Breed Organization

United Kennel Club (UKC)

Native Country

Other Names
Griffon Boulet, Pointing Griffon

Life Expectancy
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Litter Size
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General Description

The Boulet Griffon is a medium-sized dog with a sturdy and muscular build. They have a distinctive, wiry coat that is rough to the touch and comes in various shades of fawn, red, or gray. Their coat may have darker or lighter markings, giving them a unique appearance. They often have a shaggy beard and eyebrows that add to their rugged look. Their eyes are typically dark and expressive, conveying intelligence and curiosity.

Breed Standard

Head: Bushy appearance. Long, broad, angular muzzle with thick mustache. Blond or brown nose.
Ears: Set on fairly low, pendulous, loosely curled, covered with smooth or wavy hair.
Eyes: Yellow. Thick eyebrows may lightly veil the eyes.
Body: Compact. Neck fairly long. Chest broad and deep. Strong loin.
Tail: Straight, well-carried, without plume.
Hair: Long, fairly silky, smooth or wavy, never curly.
Coat: Dead foliage with or without white markings, but never with large white spots.
Size: Dog: 55 to 60 cm (21.5 - 23.5 in). Bitch: 50 to 55 cm (19.5 - 21.5 in).
Weight: 20 to 25 kg (44-55 lb).


This griffon developed by E. Boulet in the nineteenth century is also called the Griffon Boulet. He is a longhaired pointer resembling a smooth-coated Barbet. The French Woolly-haired Pointing Griffon, which some believe is descended from the Barbet, has long existed in northern France. Boulet improved the breed around 1880 by crossing it, according to some, with pointers, the Poodle, sheepdogs, and other breeds.


Boulet Griffons are known for their friendly and affectionate nature. They form strong bonds with their families and are loyal companions. Despite their rugged appearance, they are gentle and good-natured dogs, making them excellent family pets. They are intelligent and eager to please, which makes them relatively easy to train. However, they may have a stubborn streak at times, so consistent and patient training is necessary.


The Boulet Griffon is well-suited to families and individuals who are looking for an affectionate and loyal companion. They thrive in households where they receive plenty of love and attention. Their adaptable nature makes them suitable for various living environments, including apartments as long as they receive adequate exercise and mental stimulation.


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