Many adjectives describe this delightful breed. The Brussels Griffon standard includes: intelligent, alert, self-important, sturdy, square, compact, thickset, short back, and having an almost human expression. It is the face that makes this breed unique.
Griffon enthusiasts refer to them as “Velcro” dogs – always fixed as close to their owners as possible. Known for their complete devotion to their immediate families, they thrive on affection. The Brussels Griffon excels in conformation (the show ring), obedience, agility, rally trials, tracking tests and as therapy dogs. They are wonderful little family members who are comfortable with a hike, romp in the snow, snuggle on the sofa, or taking up most of your bed at night.