Brussels Griffon

Everything you need to know about Brussels Griffons

Life Expectancytypically 12+ years
SheddingMedium length with low shedding

Brussels Griffons are typically moderately active dogs. They are small and sturdy and often have a characteristic beard. They can have rough or smooth coats. Brussels Griffons are typically red, beige, black and tan or black. 

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Brussels Griffons, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving. 

Thinking about giving a Brussels Griffon a forever home? Here are some Brussels Griffon facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for Brussels Griffons

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Brussels Griffon.  

Caring for your chosen breed

Health issues 

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.   

Brussels Griffons are brachycephalic, wh...

How much food does a Brussels Griffon need?

The amount of food a Brussels Griffon needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.   

You can use the ...

How much exercise does a Brussels Griffon need? 

Brussels Griffons are usually moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy.  

Brussels Griffons are also at higher risk of developing heat st...

How much grooming does a Brussels Griffon need? 

Brussels Griffons will need regular grooming, as well as professional grooming. You can also choose to have their hair clipped every 6–8 weeks. Brussels Griffons often have skinfolds which require regular cleanin...

What size crate do you need for a Brussels Griffon?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Brussels Griffon behaviour and training 

Even if you think you know about Brussels Griffons, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.  

Training your chosen breed

What’s the temperament of a Brussels Griffon?

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Brussels Griffon temperament is different.  As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They ...

Are Brussels Griffons easy to train? 

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

Are Brussels Griffons good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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