Brussels Griffon, Griffon Bruxellois, Belgium Griffon, Petit Brabançon, Griffon, Griff, Bruss
- Popularity: 7
- Training: 3
- Size: 2
- Mind: 3
- Security: 6
- Relations with children: 5
- Dexterity: 5
- Shedding: 1
Named after his city of origin (Brussels, Belgium), This playful dog appeared in 1800. These miniature dogs were actually bred to catch mice and rats in the best barns European possessions. Brussels Griffon became official the mascot of bus drivers and in Brussels, as he is excellent companion dog.
Belgian Griffon – a small dog, with short and strong paws. They have a large, wide and round skull, a curved forehead, short muzzle, powerful jaws, black, short nose, which fits deep between the eyes. It has big, black, round eyes. The ears are semi-straight and can be trimmed.
- Some Brussels Griffins can be gluttonous. It’s better just measure their food, and give them regular meals, and not leave food for them all the time;
- Griffins can be stubborn and difficult to educate;
- They bark at every sound, making them good watchdogs. dogs, but sometimes they can make that noise. Team training “silent” is recommended;
- Griffons are sensitive dogs and when tough training, they can start to bite from fear;
- Griffons can growl at irritable children who give them unwanted hugs and kisses, so they are not suitable for homes with young children. Some griffons do not like children of any age
- Griffon is very difficult to breed. They often need caesarean section and litters are usually small as well mortality of puppies is high;
- Griffons are not yard dogs. Like other dogs with short noses, they are vulnerable to heat stroke, and their short hair make them vulnerable to cold.
Brussels Griffon is rude and likes it. They are smart and picky dogs. This breed must be taught obedience to early life to ensure comprehensive development.
Cheerful, friendly, and sometimes moody, this breed can be pretty picky. They are dedicated to their master, affectionate and playful. with children, but suspicious of strangers. They get along well with other dogs and other pets.
With well balanced, varied, gentle training desired results can be obtained very quickly because Belgian griffins are smart and want to learn.
Obedience lessons are recommended but not required.
The Brussels Griffon is a sensitive dog, therefore you need to be gentle with your training tactics – if you are tough you will train him – this will cause fear in your pet and the work that has already been done with him may be forgotten.
Griffon fur should be trimmed regularly, while leaving a mustache, the beard and the rest of the hair on the face. Mustache and beard must be cleaned of leftover food and combed. In addition, you must delete hair from the corner of the eye so as not to irritate them.
Ideal for residents of apartments.
The Brussels Griffon needs daily mental and physical activity, but because of its small size there is the ability to stimulate the dog within the premises.
He also loves a short walk on a leash. This breed cannot living outside, although he appreciates the opportunity to spend time in the yard.
A pretty healthy dog for the most part, most of common diseases in Brussels Griffon directly associated with its unique structure of the muzzle. Diseases that can to be with griffons:
- hip dysplasia;
- dislocation of the patella;
- eye problems (prominent eyes that are prone to scratch)
- skin allergy
They are pleasant and funny comrades.
|Life span||12-15 years old|
|Height||Males: 18-20 cm Bitches: 18-20 cm|
|Weight||Males: 3-6 kg Bitches: 3-6 kg|
|Colour||black, black and tan, black mixed with reddish brown|
|Group||for children, decorative|
|Price||500 – 1100 $|