Brussels Griffon Dog Breed Information


Brussels Griffon Quick Facts
Brussels Griffon
Breed Group: Toy
Origen: Belgium
Nickname: Griffon, Griff, Bruss
Weight: 8-10 lbs
Height: 7-8 inches
Color(s): Red, belge (mixed reddish brown and black), black and tan, or black


Brussels Griffon Appearance

The Brussel Griffon is a compact dog, with a monkey expression. They are square proportioned dog with a flat face and prominent chin. The large head is round with a domed forehead and a deep stop. They had very large dark eyes that are wide set and prominent with long, black eyelashes. The ears are high set, and carried semi-erect and the tail is set high. Both the ears and tail can be cropped although this is not a requirement and could be illegal in most part of Europe.

The Brussel Griffon could have two types of coats; the rough coat with hard wiry hair or a smooth coat with short glossy hair. The most common colors are red, belge (mixed reddish brown and black), black and tan, or black. The weight of the Brussel Griffon is around 8-10 pounds and the height is around 7-8 inches.

Brussels Griffon Temperament

The Brussel Griffon is alert, smart and cheerful dog with lots of personality. They usually attach themselves to one or two people in the household and does not do well if he does not get lots of companionship. He is good with other dogs, pets and small animals. They make a fine companion dog and are very eager to please you. They make good watchdogs and Tends to bark when someone comes to the door. They should be socialized and trained carefully at a young age to avoid misbehaviors. They are so small and sensitive that most breeders will not let them go to homes with very young children, who might unintentionally be able to injure them.

Is Brussels Griffon the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Brussel Griffon will do okay in an apartment life and will do fine without a yard. This is an active breed that is always looking for some action and need daily mental and physical stimulation. His needs could be met on a short walk on leash, a game or a run in a safe area.

Brussels Griffon Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Brussel Griffon is around 12-15 years.

Brussels Griffon Health problems

The Brussel Griffon is a relatively healthy and there are not major concerns associated with this breed, however he is prone to CHD (Coronary Heart Disease), patellar luxation, cataracts, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), eyeball lacerations and weak bladder. They are also sensitive to the heat. As with all breeds the Brussel Griffon will need regular vaccinations, worming, flea and tick treatment to keep him healthy.

Brussels Griffon Care and Grooming

The coat of the Brussel Griffon requires minimal grooming. You can brush occasional with a firm bristle brush to remove dead hair, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions.

Brussels Griffon Shedding

The Brussel Griffon has little to no shedding and therefore may be suited for those with allergies.