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Brussels Griffon – Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1910
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Size: Small
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 22" dog crate*

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Brussels Griffon is a type of small dog that emerged in Belgium in the 1800s. Formerly, this dog was used to secure Brussels taxis to avoid robbery as well as to attract new passengers. There are three types of Brussels Griffons. The first is Griffon Belge, Petit Brabancon, and Griffon Bruxellois. This dog is 7 to 11 pounds in weight and 9-12 inches in height. This dog has a standing facial expression that some say resembles “arrogance”. The eyes are black, big, and sharp. Despite this perception, this dog is actually friendly, funny, and well-behaved. This contributes to its popularity as house pet.

Breed

The American Kennel Club formally recognized the Brussels Griffon in 1910. These medium energy dogs are known as cheerful and intelligent dogs with some seemingly human facial expressions. These dogs are loyal, curious, and alert. Brussels Griffon is good with children but owners should supervise them.

Appearance

Brussels Griffon is a sturdy, alert, intelligent, and loyal dog with a short body with very thick fur. Since the body is not too big, owners can easily carry this dog around in its small crate. Some Brussels Griffon dogs may have either a smooth or rough coat. Overall, this dog is a really nice pet to keep at home.

Nutrition

It is recommended to provide feed formulated to small-sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a health, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available.

Grooming

Owners need to brush this dog’s coat at least twice a week and for aesthetics it also needs shaping approximately every three months. Owners have to hand-strip the rough coated variety to make it remain tidy or sometimes it needs a little clipping for a better look. Meanwhile, the dog’s nails need to be cut before it gets overgrown to avoid cracking. Furthermore, owners also need to regularly check for a build up of wax on its ears. Use this time to clean the debris that may cause pain and infection. The Brussels Frise teeth also need regular brushing.

Exercise

Most of the Brussels Griffon dogs really love to stay close to their owners. In general, this dog is really social and is not difficult to train. This dog also likes to mingle with other dogs and it is not dangerous to children. This dog is really suitable for owners who do not like spending most of their time outside the house because this dog tends to feel lonely at home (if it is not brought along for the ride).



Pet Crate Size

Pet Crates Direct recommends 22" dog crates* for most adult Brussels Griffon.

 

* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.


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