BRUSSELS GRIFFON

EASE OF TRAINING •••
INTELLIGENCE •••
SHEDDING •
WATCHDOG ••••••
GROOMING •••
POPULARITY •••••••
SIZE ••
AGILITY •••••
GOOD WITH KIDS ••••••••••

LIFE SPAN 12 TO 15 YEARS
HEIGHT 7 TO 8 IN AT SHOULDER
WEIGHT 6 TO 12 POUNDS
GROUP TOY
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HIS TEMPERMENT

Brussels Griffons are happy and affectionate little lapdogs. They usually attach themselves to one or two people in the household and will want to be with that person all the time.

He will want to sleep with you, go to the bathroom with you, and sit on your feet while you do the dishes. You will never be alone again.

The Brussels Griffon does not do well if he does not get lots of companionship -- he will become sullen and withdrawn. A well-cared for Brussels Griffon is a cheerful, charming, curious companion dog.

They are intelligent and sensitive and do well with obedience training. They can be taught to perform a variety of tricks. And if you laugh at them, you will only encourage them, as they love to act like the home's court jester.

They are very eager to please you. Making you happy makes them happy! They are good at obedience trials, agility competitions, conformation, and tracking trials.

However, they can be difficult to housetrain and are sometimes stubborn about walking on a lead. They make good watchdogs and will bark when someone comes to the door, but they are often shy with strangers and new situations.

They like to be active. (They are especially energetic the first couple years of life.) They will want to take daily walks, and they love to romp and play, running circles around your house just for the fun of it.

They do best with a fenced-in yard so they have room to run around. They get along well with other pets, but they don't know they are small, so they might try to dominate larger dogs and get hurt.

They are so small that most breeders will not let them go to homes with very young children, who might unwittingly injure the dog.

If you are looking for an affectionate, somewhat self-important, toy dog that will need to be an integral part of your family, a dog with almost human expressions, the Brussels Griffon might be for you!

COAT

Two coat types:

smooth: brush weekly.

Rough: hand strip or clip twice yearly; brush weekly

COLOUR

Red, beige (red hairs banded with black) black and tan, black

HIS GROOMING

Smooth: brush weekly

Rough: hand strip or clip twice yearly; brush weekly

SPECIAL ATTENTION

Sensitive dogs that expect a lot of love

May be obstinate - he will require socialization and training.

Rare enough breed that he hasn't been overbred, but may be difficult (and expensive) to find.

NOTE: It is not recommended to use a leash and collar for walks. Attach a leash to a body harness, not a collar. The collar is only to hold dog tags, not drag the dog around.

This is a small, somewhat fragile dog. Tugging and pulling on the collar around your dog’s neck can contribute to a collapsed trachea and other neck damage. Use a body harness.