Dog walking harness for Brussels Griffon
- toy dog breed
- wiry coat
- needs high levels of exercise
Brussel Griffon dog names
Overview - Brussels Griffon
The Brussels Griffon is typically a small breed with a sturdy frame. The average adult Griffon stands between 9 and 11 inches tall weighing between 8 and 10 pounds. They have domed heads, short noses, and an underbite. Their human-like facial features are often likened to that of an Ewok.
History of Burssels Griffon
The Griffon comes in two coat variants, wiry/rough and smooth coat. Their hair (not fur) can be red, black and tan, or black and reddish in color. The short hair Griffon requires little grooming while the wiry/rough coat Griffon requires weekly grooming attention.
The Brussels Griffon originate from Brussels, Belgium. It is believed that its ancestor is the Smousje dog breed. The Brussels Griffon is thought to be a mixture of the Affenpinscher, Pug, and the English Toy Spaniel. Griffons were originally bred to hunt small rodents like rats.
In 1883, Belgian breeders started entering Griffons into dog shows. Belgium’s Queen Marie Henriette of the 18th century fell in love with this breed and began breeding them in Europe and across seas.
The early 1890s saw the Brussels Griffon exported to England and the US. In 1900, Brussels Griffons became registered and recognised with the American Kennel Club.
For more information about Brussels Griffon please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffon_Bruxellois
Related dog breeds: Yorkshire Terrier, Chinese Crested, Chizer, Chorkie, Maltese, Papillon, Miniature Pinscher, Japanese Chin, Japanese Terrier, Volpino Italiano, Brussels Griffon.