Brussels Griffon Personality traits and Temperament
They are very affectionate and intelligent dogs who are even tempered. They love a good cuddle and make perfect lap dogs. They are very lively and often stick to the owners sides. This dog does not need too much exercise every day so there is no need for daily walks. Occasional brisk walks or mild games will suffice. They tend to get attached to a single master so others in the household must learn to live with that and be patient around the dog. They adapt very well to apartment life.
He is an attention seeker and does not like being ignored. If they feel that they are being ignored, they can kick up a row. They have a very sensitive temperament and do not like to be petted and kissed. They have a tendency to snarl and bark at kids who give them unwanted attention. They may even bit out of fear. Therefore they are not suited for houses with kids. If kids are present they need to be socialised early and the children must be taught to handle the pets gently. They get along with other pets if they are socialised at an early age.
They are highly athletic dogs and if left in the yard unsupervised, can climb over fences, dig up the garden and even chase vermin. They can be extremely stubborn and once they have made up their mind, it will be difficult to get them to change it. They have a very bossy streak and if given a free run they will try and dominate everyone in the house.
They make good watchdogs and are sure to let you know when strangers approach. They have a very high tendency to bark and growl and often has to be pacified and calmed. Even though they are very lovable and intelligent dogs, they need constant attention and this breed is not the best option for everyone.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
They come in both rough and smooth coats, both of which are minimal shedders. Smooth-coated Griffons need very little grooming other than weekly brushing and an occasional bath. The rough coated variant must be brushed weekly. The coat must also be hand stripped once in 6 months. The services of a professional groomer can be used. Trimming of nails can be done monthly.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $600 – $800
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-15 YEARS
Weight: 8-12 pounds
Height: 14–16 inches
Colors: Black, Red, Blue, Brown, Black & Tan
How to Train this dog
They are independent thinkers and training sessions require a lot of patience and determination. They need to be socialised early and should be exposed to different sights and sounds early. Keep training fun. Positive reinforcement is the only way to get cooperation from them. They can be trained for obedience and agility for shows.
Health Issues and Food
Allergies: Hypoallergenic for humans. The breed can suffer from skin allergies.
Health problems: They can suffer from hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and eye infections. They are also prone to heat strokes.
Lhaffon is a mix between a Lhasa Apso and a Brussels Griffon. They are self-assured, confident and devoted dogs that are naturally wary of strangers.
Sniffon is a crossbred between Brussels Griffon and Miniature Schnauzer. They are great companion and make for wonderful family dogs.
Griffonese is a Brussels Griffon and Pekingese mix. The Griffonese would be a good fit for owners looking for dogs who are alert, cheerful, intelligent, and loyal.
Best female and male dog names
You can name your Brussels Griffon as Copper or Toodles if he is a male and Lily or Mia if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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Pictures and Videos
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