Does A Griffon Make A Good Family Dog?

Does a Griffon make a good family dog? The decision to have a dog has to be a “whole family” commitment not an experiment to teach children responsibility. Purchasing a Griffon is like having a baby that never grows up, but remains dependent for 12-15 years. A Griffon will bond with his caregiver. If he’s…

What about spaying/neutering?

Responsible breeders will not sell a pet Griffon without spay/neuter as part of the contract. Why? It is used by responsible breeders to maintain quality control of his/her line It prevents breeding of pet quality dogs It reduces the health risk of reproductive cancers It makes for a better behaved, cleaner pet

Is a Brussels Griffon easy to train?

If you are referring to housetraining the answer depends greatly on you! Consistency and balance in daily routine with plenty of praise is the key. ¬†Sporting, working, and herding breeds housetrain with less effort, and will hold it longer when left unconfined. There are books and pamphlets on house training. Be sure you look into…

Does the Brussels Griffon shed?

There are two coats in this breed – the rough and the smooth. The smooth coat, like any smooth coated dog, has a seasonal shed. That means that in the spring and fall, the dead hairs fall out. The shed lasts maybe two weeks and is encouraged with warm baths followed by brushing. Regular grooming…

Brussels Griffon Coats

The Brussels Griffon may sport one of two coats, rough or smooth, but within these two categories one sees a wide range of variation in texture and quality. Looking first at the rough coat, one may find the extremely hard coat, or the “fluffy” softer coat, and the entire spectrum in between. It is unlikely…

The Aging Griffon

The Brussels Griffon is a long-lived breed by dog standards, often living to be 15 or older. As the Griffon ages, dilemmas in nutrition, management, and care occur more often. These are just some of the considerations. Added weight is the absolute enemy of any dog, but it can be devastating to the health of…