Brussels Griffon Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Belgian Griffon
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Low/Medium
  • Grooming:Low (smooth) High (rough)
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walk
  • Energy Level:Low
  • Protection:Will bark
  • Good with Children:Yes, older and more considerate children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:8-10 lbs
  • Height:7-8 inches
  • Coat Colour:red, beige (mixed reddish brown and black), black and tan, or black

Brussels Griffon Coat

There are two coat varieties for the Brussels Griffon. The first coat being rough-coated which consists of harsh, dense, and wiry hair. The second variety is the smooth-coated, which is the opposite being glossy, straight and short.

Brussels Griffon Character

The Brussels Griffon is a barker and definitely enjoys doing so. They make good alarm dogs. Intelligent and picky, this breed would do best with obedience

Brussels Griffon Temperament

Cheerful, friendly, and sometimes moody, this breed can be fairly picky. As with many smaller breeds, the Brussels Griffon can be difficult to housebreak but with consistency, will do just fine. Being that this is a willful and high-strung breed, a gentle but firm handler would work best with training.

Brussels Griffon Care

Shedding very little, this breed does need a lot of maintenance on the coat. Daily brushing should keep the coat shiny, clean, and prevent any matting or tangles. The beard around the mouth area should be cleaned regularly to prevent and caking.

Brussels Griffon Activity

A lively and hyperactive breed, they still do not require much activity. The Brussels Griffon gets most of his exercise in the home. This dog does enjoy short walks and will do just fine without a yard.

Brussels Griffon Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Brussels Griffon is around 12-15 years. There are a number of illnesses and health problems that are associated with the breed, and this includes luxating patella, Legg Perthes, seizures, heart problems, and cataracts. The parents of the Brussels Griffon puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.