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The Brussels Griffon is a small, charming and affectionate dog breed that is known for its distinctive wrinkled face and expressive eyes. They make great companion dogs for those looking for a small, yet energetic and intelligent pet.


The Brussels Griffon originated in Belgium in the 19th century. They were originally bred to be ratters in stables and shops. Over time, they became popular as companions and were even featured in movies such as "As Good as it Gets." The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the breed in 1910.

Physical Characteristics

The Brussels Griffon is a small breed, weighing between 6-12 pounds and standing 7-8 inches tall at the shoulder. They have a short, smooth coat that comes in a variety of colors such as black, black and tan, and red. They have a distinctive wrinkled face and expressive eyes.

Personality and Training

The Brussels Griffon is an intelligent and energetic breed that is eager to please. They are also known for being affectionate and loving towards their owners. They are quick learners and do well in obedience and agility training. However, they can be stubborn at times and may require patience and consistency during training.

Health and Care

The Brussels Griffon is a generally healthy breed with a lifespan of 12-15 years. They are prone to certain health issues such as allergies, eye problems, and dental issues. Regular veterinary check-ups and proper dental care can help prevent these issues. They also require regular grooming to maintain their smooth coat.


The Brussels Griffon is a great companion dog for those looking for a small and affectionate pet. They are known for their distinctive wrinkled face and expressive eyes, as well as their intelligence and energy. They make great family pets and do well with children and other pets.

Life With A New Puppy

A Brussels Griffon puppy can bring a lifetime of love and joy to your home. If you are interested in getting a Brussels Griffon puppy, check out our Available Pups page to see if we have any Brussels Griffons currently available. We get new puppies every Friday. Contact us here if you would like to set up an appointment to meet a dog.

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