Small in Size - Big in Temperament
Brussels Griffon a little monkey faced dog,
comes with a huge personality, in a tiny body.
Interestingly of all small dog breeds, this one tops the list as the dog breed
with the most aliases...
Brussels Griffon, AKA Belgian Griffon, AKA Bruxellois Griffon. One and the
The name variations are primarily due to the translation of the
original Bruxellois to Belgian, and Brussels being the capital of that Country.
The facts remain the same for the
description, personality and coat and color.
Another version of the name is Petit Brabancon
which is the term used for the smooth coated and rarer variety, so don't be confused.
Popular in the 1800's as a ratter in the
stables of Belgium. Worming its way to the laps of the English
landed gentry. A favorite with European royalty.
||Friendly, outgoing and lively. Known for great
intelligence and confidence. As with many breeds bred originally as
terriers can be hard to train.
||Short snout, rough or
smooth coat in red, black or black and tan.
||Daily grooming particularly for the rough coat.
Less so for the smooth coat. Needs trimming (or stripping 4
times a year).
Putelar luxation, respiratory difficulties and
heatstroke and PRA, a progressive loss of vision disease.
||A one man dog, ideal for the elderly or small
family. Young children must be carefully monitored.
||Can be stubborn to train in spite of it's high
intelligence. Diligence in training is required.
||Apartment, small home with garden is
ideal. Must be housed in doors and not left out in the extreme
cold or heat.
||12 - 14 years.
||Originally a ratter. Today a companion and
||Good as an alert dog. Does not bark