meet theBrussels Griffon


Training &Temperament

This breed is not typical of the "pampered pet" stereotype of Toy breeds. Their active indoor lifestyle and small size makes them ideal for apartment life, but they still need to be taken for daily walks. This is very clever breed that thrives in an environment of interaction and training. If left to their own devices, Griffons can become destructive from boredom. If Griffons are shut away from their family, they will pine from a broken heart.

  • Children


    80% agree

  • Other Pets



  • Training


    93% agree

  • Time Alone


    31% agree

Did You Know?

The Brussels Griffon originated from breeding of the Affenpinscher to the Belgian street dog (Griffons d'Ecurie, or Stable Griffons).

Smooth-coated Brussels Griffons are termed "Brabancons".

The Brussels Griffon is not typical of the "pampered pet" stereotype of toy breeds.

The Brussels Griffon was featured in 1997's hit, "As Good As It Gets", starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt.

The Brussels Griffon is super-intelligent and sensitive.

The Brussels Griffon can be self-conscious around strangers.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Belge 005
Black 007
Black & Tan 018
Red 140
Blue 037
Brown 061
Chocolate 071
Tan 195
Wheaten 224


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code