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Brussels Griffons

Also referred to as Griffons Belge, Griffons Bruxellois or Belgian Griffons

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Brussels Griffons

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Average Height & Weight

The Brussels Griffons is considered a SMALL dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 9 to 11 inches.

Weight: 8 to 10 pounds.

Females – Height: 9 to 11 inches.

Weight: 8 to 10 pounds.

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Brussels Griffons


Typical Coloring

Brussels Griffons are commonly red, belge (black and reddish brown), black and tan, and black.





Alternately mischievous, loving, playful and self-important, Brussels Griffons brim with confidence. They have generally sunny dispositions, and even when they’re being bold or stubborn, they still manage to charm their owners.




Activity Level

Brussels Griffons are a very high-energy breed. Because of their small size, they can be tired out with a daily romp in the yard or moderately long walk. They like to play indoor games as well.


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Breed Characteristics

Brussels Griffons may have one of two coats. The rough coat is dense and wiry; the smooth coat is short and straight. They are a high-maintenance grooming breed, requiring weekly brushing and stripping four times per year. They have arched necks and expressions that are often called “human-like.”



Age Expectancy

12 to 15 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

Brussels Griffons are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concerns include weak bladders, patellar luxation and distichiasis.





Ideal Climates for this Breed

Brussels Griffons have a low tolerance for hot and cold climates. They cannot live outside.



Brussels Griffons


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Brussels Griffons can be good pets for families who don’t mind having a little diva. They are friendly toward other dogs and other household pets.






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