Originally bred to hunt and kill rats, this former Belgian street dog is a distinctive and unusual dog breed. Although he’s small, he’s hardly a pampered pooch. Affectionate and lively, his intelligence, sense of humor, and air of self-importance keep him one step ahead of his people. They adore him anyway. See below for complete list of Brussels Griffon characteristics! Brussels Griffon Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Watch and learn about Brussels Griffon dog’s key characteristics:

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 2 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Brussels Griffon has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Brussels Griffon has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Brussels Griffon has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Brussels Griffon has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Brussels Griffon is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 1 out of 5 in Size. This means Brussels Griffon has scored low and is not suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 1 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Brussels Griffon has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Brussels Griffon is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Brussels Griffon is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Brussels Griffon has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

7 inches to 8 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

7 to 12 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Some Brussels Griffons can be gluttonous, and others are picky eaters. It’s best to measure out their food and give them regular meals, instead of leaving out food for them all the time.Griffons can be stubborn and difficult to housetrain — stay patient, consistent, and definitely use a crate.They’ll bark enthusiastically at every sound, making them good watchdogs but sometimes noisy housemates. Teaching your dog the ‘quiet’ command is recommended.Griffons are sensitive dogs and when treated roughly, they may become fear biters — dogs who bite out of fear, rather than aggression.It’s difficult to breed Griffons. They often need Caesarean sections, the litters are typically small, and puppy mortality is high.Griffons are not backyard dogs. Like other dogs with short noses, they’re vulnerable to heat stroke, and their short hair makes them vulnerable to the cold as well. They need to live inside with the family.The demand for Griffon puppies surged after a Griffon dog was featured in the movie As Good As It Gets. With the increased market for puppies came careless breeding. To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments. Griffons can be either shy or aggressive, especially if they come from low-quality breeders who don’t test the parent dogs for temperament problems.