Griffon Bruxellois (Brussels Griffon)
Colour: Clear red, black or black and rich tan without white markings
Lifespan: 12 to14 years
Griffon Bruxellois are tenacious, courageous and sensitive.
A possible descendant of the Affenpinscher, Griffon Bruxellois are lively and inquisitive. They have retained strong hunting instincts, make good watchdogs, are devoted to owners and friendly to strangers.
Originally bred to kill rats, later as a companion.
Alert and active, the Griffon Bruxellois likes company.
Low. Enjoys exercise and play.
owners affectionate, devoted
children puppies and adults may be injured by boisterous children
other pets may be problematic with small pets
strangers friendly if well socialized
unfamiliar dogs friendly if well socialized
Gentle, sociable owner who will enjoy this playful, good-natured little dog.
May bark excessively.
This dog's bulbous eyes are prone to injury. Its shortened nose can make breathing difficult, and it is likely to snore. Some may be finicky eaters. Coat will need to be hand-stripped or clipped.
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