The Brussels Griffon stands
7 to 8 inches tall and weighs under 12 pounds. There are two coat
varieties, wiry (adult above) or smooth (puppy above). Either coat type may be solid black,
reddish brown, black and reddish brown, or black with reddish brown
markings. The wiry or rough coat should be hand stripped to
The Brussels Griffon's quizzical
expression betrays his curious and amusing personality. He has a
terrier-like disposition and is alert, lively, and highly intelligent.
Wary of strangers, he is a good little watchdog. He gets along well with
other pets, but with his small size, he is better in a household with
He will benefit from early training
and socialization. He is obedient but can be stubborn and is sensitive to
harsh training techniques. The Brussels Griffon responds best to a patient
owner who uses consistent training methods.
Although he can get enough
exercise running around the house, the Brussels Griffon is an active and
busy little dog who enjoys getting out for a walk.