All About the Brussels Griffon Terrier
The Brussels Griffon Terrier
The Griffon Bruxellois or Brussels Griffon is a breed of toy dog, named for the city of their origin, Brussels, Belgium. The Griffon Bruxellois may refer to three different breeds, the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge and the Petit Brabançon.
The Brussels Griffon Terrier
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.
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Brussels Griffons - Complete Pet Owner's Manual
The tiny Brussels Griffon compensates for his diminutive size with a large amount of personality and friendliness. This book is a brand-new title in Barron’s extensive line of Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals. They advise current and soon-to-be pet owners on the care of dogs and cats of virtually all recognized breeds, as well as on birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, small mammals, and even exotic creatures like tarantulas and sugar gliders. The information in each book is authoritative but the language is non-technical and easy for every pet owner to understand. Every title in this series is individually written from first page to last by a breeder, trainer, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. All Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals are filled with high-quality color photos and instructive line art.
Size, Proportion, Substance
Size - Weight usually 8 to 10 pounds, and should not exceed 12 pounds. Type and quality are of greater importance than weight, and a smaller dog that is sturdy and well proportioned should not be penalized. Proportion - Square, as measured from point of shoulder to rearmost projection of upper thigh and from withers to ground. Substance - Thickset, compact with good balance. Well boned.
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Brussels Griffon - Comprehensive Owners Guide
Meet the Brussels Griffon: a toy breed that has been celebrated on the Continent for over 500 years, captured in the portraits of the great European masters and prized by ladies of culture for his cheeky expressions and clever ways. Today the monkey-faced street urchin turned Belgian specialty is beloved by ladies and gentlemen alike. Whether clad in his traditional wiry coat or in its smooth coat, referred to as the Petit Braba�on, the Brussels Griffon has enjoyed a faithful following in the US for over a hundred years. By no means one of America’s most popular toy breeds, the Brussels Griffon attracts a most distinguishing fancy who have acquired a taste for this comical, often devilish, always engaging canine. This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide details the Brussels Griffon’s origins in Europe as well as the breed’s history in the United States, a chronicle that will be welcomed by newcomers and seasoned Griffon folk alike. Author Juliette Cunliffe, a toy breed expert, provides insightful chapters about the breed’s characteristics and breed standard, painting a masterful portrait of this unique companion breed. A special chapter on house-training and obedience training the Griffon proves insightful, helpful and reliable. Additionally, in a lavishly illustrated chapter on preventive healthcare, renowned veterinarian Dr. Lowell Ackerman addresses all of the concerns of the responsible owner, from selecting a great vet to controlling parasites and the major infectious diseases. From the first days with the new puppy in the owner’s home to the special care for a senior dog, this new volume will prove an invaluable addition to every Griffon lover’s library.
A very important feature. An almost human expression. Eyes set well apart, very large, black, prominent, and well open. The eyelashes long and black. Eyelids edged with black. Ears small and set rather high on the head. May be shown cropped or natural. If natural they are carried semi-erect. Skull large and round, with a domed forehead. The stop deep. Nose very black, extremely short, its tip being set back deeply between the eyes so as to form a lay-back. The nostrils large. Disqualifications - Dudley or butterfly nose. Lips edged with black, not pendulous but well brought together, giving a clean finish to the mouth. Jaws must be undershot. The incisors of the lower jaw should protrude over the upper incisors. The lower jaw is prominent, rather broad with an upward sweep. Neither teeth nor tongue should show when the mouth is closed. A wry mouth is a serious fault. Disqualifications - Bite overshot. Hanging tongue.
Brussels Griffon - 8 weeks old
Neck, Topline, Body
Neck medium length, gracefully arched. Topline - Back level and short. Body - A thickset, short body. Brisket should be broad and deep, ribs well sprung. Short-coupled. Tail - set and held high, docked to about one-third.
The Brussels Griffon - An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet
At last, a book about your dog that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! While you learn about all the wonderful traits that make your Brussels Griffon special, you'll also learn what the world is like from your pet's perspective; how to feed, groom and keep your Griffon healthy; and how to fully enjoy your unique companion through training and the many activities that you can both share. The Brussels Griffon is written by a breed expert and includes a special chapter on training by Dr. Ian Dunbar, internationally renowned animal behaviorist, and chapters on getting active with your dog by long-time Dog Fancy columnist Bardi McLennan. Best of all, the book is filled with info-packed sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your dog easy and enjoyable.
Forelegs medium length, straight in bone, well muscled, set moderately wide apart and straight from the point of the shoulders as viewed from the front. Pasterns short and strong. Feet round, small, and compact, turned neither in nor out. Toes well arched. Black pads and toenails preferred.
ABGA 63rd Nationa Specialty Obedience Trial
Brussels Griffon - A Complete and Reliable Handbook (Rare Breed)
Hind legs set true, thighs strong and well muscled, stifles bent, hocks well let down, turning neither in nor out.
The rough coat is wiry and dense, the harder and more wiry the better. On no account should the dog look or feel woolly, and there should be no silky hair anywhere. The coat should not be so long as to give a shaggy appearance, but should be distinctly different all over from the smooth coat. The head should be covered with wiry hair, slightly longer around the eyes, nose, cheeks, and chin, thus forming a fringe. The rough coat is hand-stripped and should never appear unkempt. Body coat of sufficient length to determine texture. The coat may be tidied for neatness of appearance, but coats prepared with scissors and/or clippers should be severely penalized. The smooth coat is straight, short, tight and glossy, with no trace of wiry hair.
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Either 1) Red: reddish brown with a little black at the whiskers and chin allowable; 2) Belge: black and reddish brown mixed, usually with black mask and whiskers; 3) Black and Tan: black with uniform reddish brown markings, appearing under the chin, on the legs, above each eye, around the edges of the ears and around the vent; or 4) Black: solid black. Any white hairs are a serious fault, except for "frost" on the muzzle of a mature dog, which is natural. Disqualification - White spot or blaze anywhere on coat.
Intelligent, alert and sensitive. Full of self-importance.
Books About Brussels Griffon Terriers
Griffon Bruxellois - Pet Love
Movement is a straightforward, purposeful trot, showing moderate reach and drive, and maintaining a steady topline.