Brussels Griffon
Despite a reputation for naughtiness, the Brussels Griffon is all charm.
Height: 7 to 8 inches at shoulder
Weight: 7 to 8 inches at shoulder
Coat: dense and wiry or short and glossy
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats, this former Belgian street dog is a distinctive and unusual 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.
Brussels Griffon profile on
General Characteristics
Dog friendly
Ease of training
Friendly toward strangers
Heat tolerance
Need for exercise
Predatory tendencies
Potential for weight gain
Watchdog ability
Compatible with kids
General health