Dog Breeds - Brussels Griffon

BREED :     Toy
WEIGHT:    8-10 lbs
HEIGHT:     7-8 inches
COLOR(S): Red, Belge (mixed reddish brown and black), black and tan, or black

The Griffon Bruxellois or Brussels Griffon is a small breed of dog and is categorized as a toy dog, It is named after the city of Brussels, Belgium, which is where it this dog breed has it's origions. The Griffon Bruxellois may refer to three different breeds, the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge and the Petit Brabançon. Identical in standard except for coat and color differences, in some standards they are considered varieties of the same breed, much like Belgian Sheepdogs. Sporting a human like expression, this cheerful dog breed is a good companion dog. The Brussels Griffon is good with other pets, including cats and smaller animals, but do best with older children. Sensitive and curious, this is a demanding dog but gives great deals of love and affection to his owner.

Brussels Griffon Health and Diseases:
Compared with many other breeds, Griffons have few inherited health issues. It is thought that these few health problems have long existed in the breed, and only in recent years these issues have been identified and categorized. The typical life span of a Griffon is somewhere in the range of 12 to 15 years.