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Brussels Griffon

Also known as: Griffon Bruxellois

Breed origin: Belgium
Original purpose: Ratter.

AKC recognized: 1910
AKC group: Toy

Size: Weight: 8 to 10 lbs
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Color: Red (reddish brown), belge (black and reddish brown mixed, usually with black mask and whiskers), black and tan (black with reddish brown markings), or solid black.

Life span: 12 to 15 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Brussels Griffon is intelligent, alert, sturdy, active, affectionate, and sensitive. They are often described as being "self important". They are adaptable, but might be shy with strangers or in unfamiliar situations. They typically bond best with their caregiver. If kept as a family dog, everyone in the family must be involved with the care and training. They are not recommended for families with children under 5 years of age.

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Intelligent? Yes

Easy to train? Yes

Grooming requirement: Year-round shedding requires daily brushing to keep hair off furniture and floor. Professional grooming every three months or so to keep the coat trimmed. Show dogs should be hand stripped.

Known health problems: Heat stroke, breeding difficulties, cleft palate, eye problems.

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Recommended books for further reading:

Brussels Griffons (A Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
By Sharon R. Sakson
Published in 2007
96 pages

Brussels Griffon (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Juliette Cunliffe and Mary Bloom
Published in 2005
160 pages

The Brussels Griffon (An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet)
By Lorene Vickers-Smiith
Published in 1999
160 pages

Brussels Griffon (A Complete and Reliable Handbook)
By Seymour N. Weiss
Published in 1997
93 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Brussels Griffon Association
Wikipedia breed information page
American Brussels Griffon Association Rescue

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