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Griffon Bruxellois Breeders

If you are after a small dog that will happily fit into your life, no matter what your circumstances, the Griffon Bruxellois is the perfect companion dog for you. Read on for more.

Characteristics of the Griffon Bruxellois

The Griffon Bruxellois is a small dog (a toy breed) that stands between 26 and 30 centimetres tall and weighs up to 4.5 kilograms.  There are two distinct coat types in the breed – the rough coated and the smooth coated.  The smooth coated variety is also known as the Petit Brabancon.  The Griffon Bruxellois also comes in three coat colours – red, black, and black and tan.  One of the distinct characteristics of the Griffon Bruxellois is their monkey-like face with dark eyes.

The Griffon Bruxellois Temperament

The Griffon Bruxellois has definite terrier instincts within its personality and it has an inflated sense of self worth.  However, it is a very loving and amiable dog and its personality really is what you make it. That is, if you train your dog well and give it lots of love and attention, it will repay that in kind. If you have kids or are more active, your dog will be more active and love games. However, if you lead a quieter lifestyle, the Griffon Bruxellois is happy to be a more leisurely dog.  The Griffon Bruxellois also gets along with other pets very well.

Caring for a Griffon Bruxellois

The amount of grooming that a Griffon Bruxellois requires depends on its coat type.  Rough coated Griffons will need to be brushed regularly and have the hair around the eyes trimmed.  Smooth coated Griffons are incredibly low in maintenance and only require the minimum of grooming.  It can be tricky to rear Griffon Bruxellois puppies but once they reach six weeks of age, they become tough little dogs with very few health problems.  You can expect a Griffon Bruxellois to live for 12 to 15 years on average.

Who is the Griffon Bruxellois Suited To?

Because the Griffon Bruxellois is such an adaptable little dog, it is ideal for all owners – singles, couples, the elderly, and families.  They are happy living indoors or outdoors so are equally at home in family backyards or in small apartments.

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