Griffon belge
Bélgica FCI 81 . Griffons

Grifón Belga

The Griffon belge is almost identical to Griffon Bruxellois, from which differs only in color.

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History

Originally from Belgium, as its name suggests, the Griffon belge es un perro de compañía original y fácil de llevar. Rational in origin, son hoy en día compañeros agradables y llenos de vida que sin embargo luchan por encontrar su público ya que siguen siendo una de las razas menos conocidas del grupo 9.

The three races that make up the group 9 de la FCI tienen una morfología similar, but different coat quality and color varieties.

Comparten una historia común y descienden de un pequeño perro de pelo duro, the “smousje“, present in the Brussels region for decades.

Las tres variedades fueron seleccionadas en el siglo XIX con sangre de otras razas pequeñas de compañía como el Pug and the Cavalier King Charles spaniel. The Yorkshire Terrier, the Miniature Schnauzer and the Affenpinscher también podrían haber sido utilizados en el cóctel que creó las tres razas.

The first Griffon belge se inscribieron en el Libro de Orígenes de Saint-Hubert en 1883.

Estos perros se hicieron muy populares a principios del siglo XX gracias al interés mostrado por la reina María Enriqueta de Bélgica. They became the favorites of high society ladies and elegant women.

La iconografía que representa a la raza es abundante y desde el siglo XVII se han encontrado pinturas con pequeños Grifones de pelo de alambre.

The breed began to be exported abroad, especially to France in the middle of the 20th century.

Physical characteristics

This is a small dog a balanced, sturdy built, almost square body frame, fixed frame and elegant movements, the look awake and lively. Its almost human expression is especially striking.

The body weight is about 3,5 – 6 kg. La cabeza es la parte más característica y llamativa del cuerpo. It must be quite large compared to the body and the hair of it is rough, erected, makes a rich mustache and beard. It also highlights the visual aspect of the “big head”. The skull should be broad and rounded, properly arched eyebrows.

The nose from the front at the same level as the eyes should be black, wide, with the nostrils properly open. Its tip should be so far back when viewed from the side flush with chin and forehead.

The lips are black at the edges, tight, cerca de las mandíbulas y los dientes. There is no overlap of the top and bottom. If they are too loose, interrupt the desired expression. La mandíbula inferior es más larga que la superior (mandíbula subprotegida fisiológicamente), directed slightly upwards, wide at the top and cannot be pointed. Its width is very important since the chin protrudes. Los incisivos de ambas mandíbulas deben estar dispuestos regularmente en una fila, in which the top and bottom are parallel. No debe faltar ningún incisivo. If the mouth is closed, neither teeth nor tongue can be seen.

The eyes must be separated, be big and round, should never be prominent. The iris is brown, the more dark best. The edges of the eyelids should be black. The defect is considered small eyes, oval in shape and bright colors.

The back is straight, short and strong. The tail must be set high and carried. When amputated, should be reduced by 2/3 of its original length. Si la ley de protección de los animales prohíbe los cortes, can remain uncut. When it unfolds, must be high, curved so that its tip bends towards the back, don't touch the back or can't squirm. Short tail, twisted or kinked is considered a serious offense.

The Griffon belge they have a rough coat with undercoat. The mantle is rough, slightly wavy, but not curly. The fur rules, but to be correctly evaluated its structure must be long enough. Un pelo demasiado largo oscurece la silueta típica y por lo tanto no es aceptable. Un pelaje sedoso o lanoso se evalúa como una falta grave.

Character and skills

He is a nervous dog and can become a very barking dog if he feels lonely or bored. He has a strong personality and for this he needs a good education from a very young age. The Griffon belge she is also lively, attentive, valiente y siempre actúa con determinación. Therefore, hay que tener cuidado de que no sufra porque su coraje y confianza en sí mismo hace que muchas veces no vea el peligro.

Can usually live with children and other pets. A curious and loving dog of character Terrier, very active and always reacts to strange noises.

The Griffon belge needs to be accompanied all the time, no soporta estar solo y puede desarrollar comportamientos negativos para llamar la atención como ladrar o causar algún daño. This “hairy” has a tendency to become attached to a person, following her most of the time.

Tireless and always ready to play with everyone, he's kind most of the time, but you can also play a role of guardian of the property and your family.

Education

He is very intelligent and loves to learn. Your education is, Therefore, relatively easy, although it must be firm and adequate, as she tends to be slightly stubborn at times.

An early and well-adapted education will prevent him from growing up doing only what he wants.

Very sociable, no tiene ningún problema con los habitantes de la casa, whether human or animal.

Although he is sociable by nature, a veces es tímido con los extraños, which makes him a good guardian. Therefore, their socialization should be aimed at not exacerbating this natural shyness in front of strangers.

They can live anywhere and with any type of owner. A pesar de su pequeño tamaño, have a great need for exercise, but it is easy for him to do it anywhere, precisely because of its small size.

Health

The Griffon belge is generally in excellent health. No les afecta ninguna enfermedad o patología en particular.

Some subjects may sometimes suffer from eye infections or dermatological problems, although these cases are still rare. Its longevity is very appreciable.

Grooming

Her pretty fur, quite complete, requires regular brushing to ensure a beautiful and healthy coat. No es necesario ningún otro mantenimiento particular.

Utility

They are great companions, además de ser increíbles perros guardianes y de caza. They can easily raise the alarm when intruders invade their territory, así como ahuyentar a los pequeños roedores de la zona. It is also very noticeable in skill sports (agility).

Price

Purchase price of a puppy Griffon belge: between 700 € y 900 €.

Characteristics "Griffon belge"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Griffon belge" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Images "Griffon belge"

Photos:

1 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – “Griffon belge” puppy by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 81
  • Group 9: Companion and Toy Dogs
  • Section 3.1: Small Belgian Dogs / Griffons. Without working trial..

Federations:

  • FCI – Groupo 9 – Section 3.1 “Griffons”
  • UKC – Company


FCI breed standard "Griffon belge"

FCIFCI - Griffon belge
Griffon

Alternative names:

    1. Belgium Griffon (English).
    2. Griffon belge (French).
    3. Griffon Belge (German).
    4. Griffon belge (Portuguese).
    5. Griffon belge (español).
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