Brussels Griffon breed information, pictures and more...

Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Belgian Griffon, Petit Brabancon


AKC Toy Dogs, FCI Group IX.: Companion and Toy Dogs
Dogs 7-8 inches (18-20 cm)
Bitches 7-8 inches (18-20 cm)
Dogs 6-12 pounds (3-5 kg)
Bitches 6-12 pounds (3-5 kg)
8-15 years
1 to 3

The Brussels Griffon or Griffon Bruxellois is a sturdy toy dog who is intelligent, alert, and has a terrier like disposition. Brussel Griffons attracts attention by their almost humanlike, quizzical expressions. They have square proportions with a domed head which is large in comparison to the body.

The Brussels Griffon's pout gives him an almost human expression. To some viewers he resembles a miniature Boxer. There are two types: Rough-Coated (harsh wiry and dense), and Smooth-Coated or Petit Brabancon variety (short, straight, glossy), both making a fine companion.

The Brabancon needs less grooming. Griffons come in red, a mixture of red-brown & black, black & tan, and solid black. Ears are generally cropped and the tail is docked and carried high, though cropping the ears is optional.


Red, black, or black and rich tan with white markings.


There are two types; rough which is harsh, wiry and smooth: soft. The coat of the Rough requires a lot of attention, however the coat of the pet dogs may be clipped. The Griffon sheds little to no hair.

Health Issues:

They are difficult to breed. Dams often require Cesarean section for whelping. Some are prone to slipped stifle, eyes and respiratory problems. To minimize the risk of your Brussels Griffon developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Brussels Griffon
 puppy from a reputable breeder.  

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