Breed Standard

Brussels Griffon AKC Standard Guide
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A toy dog, intelligent, alert, sturdy, with a thickset, short body, a smart carriage and set-up, attracting attention by an almost human expression. There are two distinct types of coat: rough or smooth. Except for coat, there is no difference between the two.

The American Brussels Griffon Association Illustrated Breed Standard Guide
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This Illustrated Standard Guide has been prepared under the auspices of the American Brussels Griffon Association for judges, as well as breeders and exhibitors, of the Brussels Griffon. It is intended as a tool to help visualize the perfect Brussels Griffon with a consistent interpretation of the breed Standard.

ABGA Featured Brussels Griffon

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The intelligent and cheerful Brussels Griffon has a terrier-like disposition and is known for his almost human expression. This affectionate breed comes in a variety of colors, including red, belge (black and reddish brown), black and tan, or black. This breed makes a good watchdog and can be taught to perform a variety of tricks. A Brussels Griffon was featured in 1997’s hit, “As Good As It Gets”, starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt.