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.
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The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Brussels Griffon breeders:
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
The following conditions may be a concern in the Brussels Griffon: