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Brussels Griffon Puppies
Description: The Brussels Griffon who is also known as the Griffon Bruxellois, is a toy dog who is intelligent, alert, and has a terrier like disposition. Brussels Griffons attracts attention by their almost humanlike, quizzical expressions. The Brussels Griffon is not an overpopulated dog, and therefore a fine choice for a family pet. There are two types of coat, rough or smooth, and in Europe these distinctions are considered separate breeds. The rough coated breed is called the Brussels Griffon, and the smooth coated breed the Petit BrabonÁon. Brussels Griffons owe much of their existence to the Pug, which played a large part in creating the breed. Other terriers, like the Yorkshire and Irish Terriers, also contributed to the Griffon. Brussels Griffons, originating in Belgium, are very short, small dogs. They have small round heads, and short, pointy, drop ears. Some have their ears cropped to a very short point, as is the fashion in Europe. The rough coated Brussels often grow a rather bushy beard that is usually black. Their eyes are dark and small, and they have the likeness of an Ewok. They are round, fuzzy little dogs who are full of personality. They present full confidence and can be challenging to train. The Brussels Griffon is divided into three distinct categories: smooth coated, rough coated reds, and roughs of other colors. The smooth coats are called Petit BrabonÁons; the rough reds are called Brussels Griffons, and the roughs of other colors are called Belgian Griffons. Some prefer not to be around children or strangers. However, they are not usually aggressive with people.
Other Names: Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Belgian Griffon, Petit Braboncon, Piccolo Branbantino
Type: Companion Dog
All variations are 7 - 10 inches.
Belgian Griffon: Black, black and tan, or red, black and grizzle. Brussels
Griffon: Completely and clearly red. Petit BrabonÁon:
Red, red and black, red, black, and grizzle, black and tan, or just black.
The Petit BrabonÁon can be any of the Griffon colors,
while the other two varieties are separated by the red color.
Brussels Griffons are lively, obedient, and love to be around their owner.
They do not do well by themselves in a backyard, and need to be near their
owner much of the time. They enjoy and need association with people from
an early age, and do not tend to be aggressive. They are an intelligent,
cheerful dog, and they have the disposition of a terrier. They are alert
and sometimes too confident. They can be difficult to train, and some do
not get along well with children. They are mostly a one-person dog.
Watch-dog: High. They
are reserved with strangers, and are very alert.
Care and Training:
A Brussels Griffon smooth coat needs brushing two to three times a week.
The rough coat needs to be hand stripped by a professional groomer. Brussels
Griffons can obtain their exercise indoors, but will enjoy daily walks.
Training should start early and needs to be consistent and precise. Although
they are stubborn they are sensitive to being rushed or to overbearing training
Activity: High. They
are energetic little dogs.
Health Issues: Brussels Griffons have difficulty in becoming pregnant and delivering newborns. Only 60 percent of the puppies survive. Other health concerns include brachycephalic syndrome, cleft palate, eye problems, and respiratory problems.
Life Span: 12 - 15 years.
Brussels live well into their teen years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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