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Brussels Griffon

Origin Belgium
GroupCompanion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Brussels Griffon have? The breed also known as...
Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Brussels Griffon, Petit Brabancon, Belgian Griffon, Griffon
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Brussels Griffon puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Brussels Griffon, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Brussels Griffon gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Brussels Griffon's size? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Brussels Griffon weigh?
6-12 pounds (2.5-5.5 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
9 pounds (4 kg)
Height
How tall is the Brussels Griffon?
7-8 inches (18-20 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
7.5 inches (19 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Brussels Griffon have? What does this canine coat look like?
SmoothRough
Colors
What color is the Brussels Griffon's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
BelgeBlackBlack & TanRed
Grooming
How to groom the Brussels Griffon and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Brussels Griffon requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Brussels Griffon is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Brussels Griffons shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Brussels Griffons shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Brussels Griffons could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Brussels Griffon have?
AlertInquisitiveSensitiveCompanionableSelfimportantWatchful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Brussels Griffon?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Brussels Griffon obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Brussels Griffons easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Brussels Griffons are hard to train. They don't really get the association between commands and actions. If you want them to obey, you should be very consistent and patient while teaching.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Brussels Griffons, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Brussels Griffons don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Brussels Griffons are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Brussels Griffons are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Brussels Griffons bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Brussels Griffon barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Brussels Griffons good watchdogs?
Brussels Griffons are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Brussels Griffons are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Brussels Griffon can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Brussels Griffon will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Brussels Griffon has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Brussels Griffon do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Brussels Griffons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Brussels Griffons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Brussels Griffon to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Wanderlust potential of the Brussels Griffon is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Brussels Griffons don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals. Their prey drive is low.
Apartment Friendly
Are Brussels Griffons good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Brussels Griffons are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Brussels Griffons adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Brussels Griffons are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Brussels Griffons kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Brussels Griffons are not kid-friendly dogs. This breed is not recommended for families with children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Brussels Griffons get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Brussels Griffons are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Brussels Griffons get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Brussels Griffons are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Brussels Griffons have health problems?
Brussels Griffons are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Brussels Griffons live? What is this dog average life span?
13-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Brussels Griffon breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Brussels Griffons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Brussels Griffon have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Brussels Griffons have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Brussels Griffons require per day?
Brussels Griffons don't need too much exercise. A few daily walks should be enough for them.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Brussels Griffons like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Brussels Griffon need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Brussels Griffon has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Brussels Griffon's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brussels Griffon can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Brussels Griffon has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Brussels Griffon is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Brussels Griffon: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Brussels Griffon have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Brussels Griffon have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-3 puppies

Advantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Brussels Griffons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Brussels Griffons shed none to minimal.
  • Apartment Friendly: Brussels Griffons are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Brussels Griffons adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Territorial: Brussels Griffons are extremely protective guard dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Trainability: Brussels Griffons are hard to train.

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