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Description of Brussels Griffon

´╗┐The Breed History

Arising from Afffenpinscher and Belgian street dogs (chiens barbus), the Brussels Griffon is packed with personality plus. Later on in the breed development, first Pug then Ruby Spaniel crosses occurred. It was likely from the Pug crosses that the smooth coated variety arose. Some also place Yorkshire terriers and French Barbet in the breed development tree. Some confusion exists regarding Belgian vs. Brussels Griffons as they are classified differently in Belgium than elsewhere. The AKC first registered the breed in 1910.

Breeding for Function

Bred early on for ratting, the recent focus of breeders was for a companion dog.

Physical Characteristics

Height at Withers: 7-8" (18-20 cm).

Weight: 8-10 lb (3.5-4.5 kg).

Coat: There are two distinct coats-Wirehaired and Smooth-coated (Brabancon) types. The rough coat is about 3-4" (7.5-10 cm) in length, dense, with emphasis on maximum wire texture. The Brabancon coat is smooth, short and glossy. Colors include black and tan, black, belge (a mix of black and ruddy brown) with black whiskers and mask, and red.

Longevity: 13-14 years

Points of Conformation: Though toy in size, these dogs are built with a square, sturdy compact conformation and are quick and agile. High head carriage with a very alert expression. Wide set, large, dark, and rimmed with dark palpebral margins and thick lashes, the eyes are quite prominent in the socket. Ears are small, high-set and semi-erect, though if cropped, pricked. They have a pronounced stop, a domed skull and the nose is set back right at the stop, is large and pigmented black. Lip margins are black, and they possess prognathism, and a prominent beard. The neck is medium in length and muscling, with some arching. The short topline is level, thorax is deep, and the ribs well sprung. The high set tail is usually docked to about one-third of the length and usually is held erect. Limbs are straight boned, metacarpals and metatarsals are short and thick, the feet are small and round in shape and the toes are well arched.

Thanks for description - Animal life club

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