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Griffon Bruxellois


Griffon Bruxellois profile

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Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: 23-28cm.

Avg weight: 3-5kg

Coat type: Wiry coat.

Coat colours: Black, black & tan, blue, brown, red, belge.

Originally bred for: Hunting rats and mice in stables.

Breed traits: Self-important, confident, lively, friendly, assertive.

A little about the Griffon Bruxellois


The Griffon Bruxellois originated in Belgium and is a bold, affectionate, companion. They are a big confident personality in a small package but can be wary of strangers.  



The Griffon Bruxellosis health concerns include Patella Luxation, Cleft Palate, Distichiasis, Cataracts, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Syringomyelia, Legg- Perthes and occasional urinary incontinence. It is also worth noting that this breed often needs a caesarean section to deliver pups. Their facial conformation also means they may suffer from respiratory issues, namely Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.