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Brussels Griffon

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The Brussels Griffon At a Glance
Recognized By
AKC 
Country of Origin
Belgium 
Life Expectancy
12 - 15 yrs 
Height Range
7 - 8 in 
Weight Range
8 - 10 lbs 
Colors
Red, beige, black & tan, or black. No white hairs or markings 
Trainability
Can be good with a skilled and patient trainer; they tend to be stubborn 
With Children
Good with older children; can be nervous around overly active younger children 
With Animals
Very good; does well with other dogs and cats 
Climate
Intolerant of cold weather 
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor with some outdoor time preferred; can do well in apartment/condo 
Exercise Reqd
Moderate to high; walks and play time are sufficient 
Grooming Reqd
Proper coat requires regular brushing and hand stripping by a knowledgeable groomer. 
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truly ties our family together
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are you going to house break him?if so i would get wee wee pads.my dog tried to eat the wee wee pads though, so we used neaewppsr.if it's a puppy definitely get some chew toys, cause he'll be teething.and toys in general are going to be a great way to bond with your dog.Tug toys, balls, squeaky toys, etc be careful on the balls though, get ones that your dog can't get stuck in his throat size wise.
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Brussels Griffon Information
The Brussels Griffon is a breed of toy dog named for the griffin, a mythological animal, which it is said to resemble. The Brussels griffon seems to have descended from a dog used by 17th-century Belgian peasants to rid their stables of rats. The ancestry of the modern breed includes the Affenpinscher, the Smooth-Coated Pug, and the Ruby Spaniel.

Conformation

Brussels Griffons have distinctive short, upturned faces, large, round heads, short noses, and unusually large and prominent black eyes. The male Griffon from 7 to 12 pounds. The female is slightly larger.

Disposition

The Brussels Griffon is intelligent, alert, sensitive, and full of self-importance with an almost human expression.

They are inside pets, good with other pets and children of all ages.

There are two types of coats, rough and smooth. They come in colors of Beige, Black, Black and Beige and Red.

Courtesy of Kelly Crawford, KMC-Kennels.

Brussels Griffon Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Brussels Griffon breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA

Brussels Griffon Health Issues
The following conditions may be a concern in the Brussels Griffon: