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Brussels Griffon

 

 

 

Dogs...do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love 
and their faith.
- Eugene O'Neill


Brussels Griffon puppy

Amazing Grace Brabary Town
"Secret"

Brussels Griffon adult
Ch Tickitbou's Shaken Not Stirred

Hailing from Belgium, the Brussels Griffon was the constant companion of coachmen driving hansom cabs in the 1800s. 

He was an effective watchdog and kept the rat population under control in the stables. 

His expressive and impish face soon made him such a popular pet that he moved from the stables to the house as a companion and lap dog.

 

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 maintain it. 

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 older children.

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. 

 
Resources

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Clubs and Organizations

 

American Brussels Griffon Association

National Brussels Griffon Club

The Brussels Griffon Forum

 
 

 

 
 

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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Rhoda, Wally and Kyle Ace, KRA Kennels
Ontario




British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Margaret Byron
271 Furness Road
Salt Spring Island, BC  V8K 1Z7
(250) 653-9295
Email:
diablotin_kennel@shaw.ca

Diablotin Kennel


Rhonda Vandermeer
Box 871
Enderby, BC  V0E 1V0
(250) 804-3010
Email:
newyearsgriffons@yahoo.ca

NEWYEARS Griffons

 

 

Alberta

Kennel/Website

Maggie Blackman
412 Mt Lorette Place SE
Calgary, AB  T2Z 2L7
(403) 271-9751
Email:
brusselsgriffon@shaw.ca

Manitoba Reg'd


Lorna Harvey
122 - 52328 Highway 21
Sherwood Park, AB  T8B 1J9
(780) 467-3345
Email:
ldharvey122@shaw.ca

Brecoda Acres


Mark and Natalie Igras
Elgin Estates Hill SE
Calgary, AB   T2O 0N6
(403) 923-1775
Email: 
markigras@shaw.ca

Griffondog House


Elaine Wiley
Edmonton, AB  T5S 2C2 
(780) 489-4029 
Email:
griffondor@airsurfer.ca

Griffondor

 

 

Ontario

Kennel/Website

Rhoda, Wally and Kyle Ace
6109 Main Street
Osgoode, ON   K0A 2W0
(613) 795-1167
Email: 
tickitbou@theacefamily.com

KRA Kennels


Melodie Gault
RR#4
Merrickville, ON  K0G 1N0
(613) 269-4575
Email:
dachari1@gmail.com


Dachari Perm Reg'd


Noel McGivern and Nancy Ball
RR#1
Bradford, ON  L3Z 2A4
(905) 775-7458
Email:
noel.nancy@sympatico.ca

Whichwire Kennels Reg'd


Bruce Owen
13395 6th Line, RR#1
Acton, ON  L7J 2L7
(519) 853-9598
Email:
bruce.owen@sympatico.ca

Berryhill Perm Reg'd


Jean Shannon
2371, Leeman Road
Elginburg, ON   K0H 1M0
(613) 547-0477 
Email:
jshannon@bell.net  

Dalshauna


Blanche Somers
23475 McCowan Road, RR#1
Sutton West, ON  L0E 1R0
(905) 478-8880 
Email:
somershiregriffs@gmail.com

Somershire Reg'd


Kristen Williams
1046 Water Street
Wallaceburg, ON  N8A 4L2
(519) 627-6492
Email:
kwilliams@kent.net

Wheatnbrook Reg'd

 

 

Quebec

Kennel/Website

Monica Giordano 
Granby, QC  J2G 1W4
(450) 372-5886 
Email: 
monicagiordano525@gmail.com

Griffon De La Grifonnerie

 

 
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Rescue


National Brussels Griffon Club Rescue


Blissfield Rescue
Michele Gilks
Box 1030
Doaktown, NB  E9C 1Z4
(506) 365-7662

 

 

Did you know?


The Brussels Griffon
seen in the film
 As Good as It Gets (1997) was played by six 
Brussels Griffons, named Timer, Sprout, Debbie, Billy, Parfait, and Jill. 

Jill was the star.

 

 

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