Griffon Bruxellois

KC Pedigree, Small

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

Once known as 'the wire stable dog' by Brussels coachmen for whom they kept down rodents, the Griffon actually comes in a smooth coat, as well as the rough one.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Most people. The Griffon is a big character in a compact size – and with two coat types, appeals to many tastes.

Not the best for ...

Those who aren't keen on the squished-face look or have welfare concerns for brachy breeds.

Aliases

Brussels Griffon

Cross between

None

Origin

Belgium

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.

Coat

variable (spikey, smooth)

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?

Yes

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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Evening Standard
BBC
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Pet Gazette

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