Brussels Griffon

Doggie breed Brussels Griffon grooming, isolated on white

Dog Facts

Type:
Toy
Energy:
High
Exercise Requirement:
Low
Affection Level:
Very affectionate
Protection:
Not very protective
Size:
Small
Grooming Maintenance:
High
Temperature Preference:
Temperate
Typical Lifespan:
12-15 years

About the Brussels Griffon Breed

The Brussels Griffon is a square-proportioned dog that is built very compactly. Its build makes it look self-important and confident, with a high head and a proud stance. This impression is actually quite accurate to its usual temperament.

Usually a tan, cream, or brown colour, the Brussels Griffon has a short, wiry coat, that lies close to the body. Longer furan and around the head give it a distinctive look, which attracts owners to it. This extra fur and slightly crumpled face give it an inquisitive expression. But after being attracted to this dog's look, people tend to fall in love with its temperament. Its confidence, coupled with its exuberance and playfulness, create a fun-loving family pet which can become a close companion to a family. Furthermore, it usually gets on well with other dogs and pets. Originally from Belgium, the Brussels Griffon became popular with nobility after a stint as a taxi dog in the 1800s.

It is an active breed which requires daily mental and physical exercise to keep it happy and healthy. It needs brushing two or three times a week in order to keep it free of dead hair, and stripping every few months.

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