Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Belgian Griffon, Petit Brabançon, Griffon, Griff, Bruss
The Brussels griffon is square-proportioned, thickset and compact. It has good bone for its size. Its movement is a purposeful trot, with moderate reach and drive. In temperament it is full of self-importance, and its carriage reflects this attitude. Its almost human expression attracts attention and admirers. Its coat can be rough, with hard wiry hair — which is longer around the head — or smooth, with a short glossy coat.
The spunky Brussels griffon is full of itself, brimming with self-confidence and gusto. It is bold, playful, stubborn and mischievous. It is usually good with other dogs and pets. It tends to bark and climb, and some Brussels griffons can be escape artists. This breed makes a saucy companion for a family wanting an entertaining, sensitive pet.
|Height||7-8 inches (18-20 cm)|
|Weight||6-12 pounds (2.5-5.5 kg)|
|Colors||Belge Black Black & Tan Red|
|Good In Apartments||
Griffons are good dogs for apartment life and will do okay without a yard.
|Good With Children||
Not Good with Kids: In isolation, this dog breed might not be the best option for kids. However, to mitigate the risks, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with plenty of pleasant and relaxed experiences with them. This breed is also friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
The Brussels Griffon is a very active indoor breed. They will be happy to play inside all day long, however, they should still be taken on a daily walk.
Difficult Training: Training will be difficult, which might not be suitable for a first time dog owner. Patience and perseverance are required to adequately train it. Professional obedience schools can also be helpful.
High Maintenance: Grooming should be performed often to keep the dog's coat in good shape. Professional groomers can be sought after for assistance. No trimming or stripping needed.
Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.