The Brussels Griffon is a loving and fun dog. This breed has a history of being a companion dog as well as a watchdog. His unique facial expressions and affectionate mannerisms make it hard for dog lovers to resist.
The Brussels Griffon has a coat which comes in various color tones, including black/tan combination, black, reddish and tan. This small dogs averages between 8 and 10 pounds.
This breed originated in Belgium and has been a favorite for many years with people in that country. In addition to being companions, these dogs were often kept in the barn at times to catch pesky rodents. In the home, the Brussels Griffon acts as a marvelous guard dog, always alerting family members when strangers are nearby.
The personalityof the Brussels Griffon is a pleasant one. He loves nothing more than lounging with his owner, but enjoys a daily walk as well. Being a small dog, the Brussels Griffon is fine living in an apartment or small home setting. However, it is still necessary to take this dog outside daily for exercise.
Grooming the Brussels Griffon is not overly time consuming. The coat of the Brussels Griffon may be rough or smooth, depending on the individual dog. It is a good idea to brush the Brussels Griffon more than once a week and take him to a professional groomer for shaping every few months.
If you are looking for an intelligent, loving, small dog, then the Brussels Griffon may be the perfect match for you. Just remember to give him plenty of attention, provide grooming on an as-needed basis and ensure he gets daily walks.