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Brussels Griffon

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BREED ATTRIBUTES

GENERAL  
Breed group: Toy Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Tricks, Watchdog

PHYSICAL  
Size: Small Weight: 6-12 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Curly
Fur Color: Black, Black & Brown, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream

ATTRIBUTES  
Life Expectancy: About 12 – 15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
BREED DETAILS

GENERAL
The Brussels Griffon originated in Belgium and was bred to be a companion to people. There are 3 types of this breed which vary slightly in coat texture and length. The Griffon Bruxellois has a wiry texture that is of shorter length (about an inch long). The Petit Brabancon has the opposite, a soft short coat like that of a Boxer. Finally, the Griffon Belge has a wiry textured coat similar to the Griffon Bruxellois but will be a red & black or black & tan colour. All 3 of these varieties are considered the same breed and are becoming more common in modern day. During the war these dogs were wiped out so much that they were a rarity, but have flourished and re-emerged into popular culture once again due to appearances on TV shows and movies.

COLOR
This dog, due to its 3 varieties has 3 different types of coat colours. The Griffon Bruxellois is a dark red colour with a black mask on their face. The Petit Brabancon can come in any colour but is most commonly a dark red with a black mask. Finally the Griffon Belge can come in black and tan or a black and dark red colouring with a black mask.

COAT
The Brussels Griffon will come in 3 coat varieties to coincide with the 3 separate types of dog. The Griffon Bruxellois has a hard, wiry short coat that is rough to the touch. The Petit Brabancon has a short, silky coat that is best described to have the appearance of a pugs coat, and the last variety being the Griffon Belge which has the same type of coat as the Griffon Bruxellois being a harder, wiry texture that is about an inch in length.

PERSONALITY
The Brussels Griffon is a bright, charismatic little dog that can be quite sensitive. They are loving companions that thrive on being part of the family and don't like being left alone. They get along well with other dogs and small pets making them a great dog for families. The Brussels Griffon is a notorious barker and can be quite picky with their diet! This breed is a posh and classy little dog who loves to be spoiled rotten! They want to be carried around, have constant attention on them and be in the presence of their owners at all times. If this dog is going to be left alone often they will become very depressed.

CARE
The Brussels Griffon will need weekly grooming to keep their coat at its best. They will need to be brushed about twice per week, and bathed every 2-3 months or according to how often their owner would like. These dogs are prone to respiratory problems due to their pushed in face, slipping stifles and difficulty birthing. Eye problems can also be common, such as cataracts, glaucoma and lacerations of the eyeball due to their eyes being slightly protruded from their face.

TRAINING
The Brussels Griffon is a sensitive dog that will need regular consistent training and a firm mannerism for them to grasp obedience. Often owners will take pity in being stricter with these dogs because they have a charming attitude that allows them to get their way often. Just like any other breed, this dog will need gentle methods and consistency to be able to learn and be well trained.

ACTIVITY
This breed will need a short walk everyday for their exercise needs. They play inside throughout the day which burns off most of their energy. The Brussels Griffon will be perfect for apartments because they don't take up much space. A backyard is not needed as long as they are taken out for daily walks.

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