Griffon Bruxellois
Bélgica FCI 80 . Griffons

Grifón de Bruselas

The Griffon Bruxellois is known to have a big heart, and a strong desire to snuggle and spend long hours with their caregiver.

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History

The Griffon Bruxellois, semi-long hair variety, It is the oldest of the Belgian Griffons. It is said to descend from Smousje, a small rough-haired Brussels dog that was used to hunt rats.. Was before 1880 when the selection and improvement of this breed began in Brussels. Crosses were made between the Barbet, the Stable griffon, the Affenpinscher, el Yorkshire Terrier, the Pug and the Cavalier King Charles spaniel (pelaje rubí; solid red). Presented for the first time in Brussels at 1880, three years later a first standard of the Griffon Bruxellois, which was modified in 1904 to lead to the final version. A first breed club was then created in Great Britain in 1887, and then in the United States in 1945. The breed is recognized by the FCI since 1954.

Like all Grifones belgas, the Griffon Bruxellois was especially popular in the early 20th century, gracias sobre todo al interés mostrado por la reina María Enriqueta de Bélgica. However, the two world wars brought the breed to the brink of extinction. It only owes its survival to the efforts of enthusiasts., especially the british. In fact, casi no quedaba ningún Griffon Bruxellois in Belgium at the end of WWII.

Today, is a dog that is still relatively rare.

It is in Great Britain where Griffons are more widespread, while in the rest of Europe, the population is still very low.

The AKC registered its first Griffon Bruxellois in 1910. If not for the dedication of the American and British enthusiasts, la raza podría no haber sobrevivido.

The Griffon Bruxellois gained millions of new fans in 1997, cuando un pícaro Griffon Bruxellois llamado Jill eclipsó a Jack Nicholson en la exitosa películaAs Good As It Gets“.

Physical characteristics

The Griffon Bruxellois is a small companion dog, Intelligent, balanced, alert, proud and robust, almost square in constitution, with good bone, but also elegant in his gait and complexion, drawing attention with his almost human expression.

Fur:

The Griffon Bruxellois has a hard coat with undercoat. The coat is naturally rough, slightly wavy, not curly, pero sí enjuto. The coat should be long enough to allow the structure to be seen. A coat that is too long damages the silhouette and is not sought after. A silky or woolly coat is a serious fault. The Petit Brabançon has a short coat. The coat is rough, closed and bright, and does not exceed 2 cm..

Color: Red, reddish; a little black is tolerated in head decoration.

In the three races (Griffon belge, Griffon Bruxellois and Petit Brabançon) some white hair is tolerated on the chest, but it is not sought.

Weight:

Of 3,5 a 6 kg.

Character and skills

The Griffon Bruxellois is balanced, alert and proud. With an assertive character and a certain ego, not necessarily suitable in the presence of very young children. In fact, will not appreciate being abused. On the other hand, it will be a very good companion for slightly older children. What's more, gets along very well with other animals.

neither shy nor aggressive, the Griffon Bruxellois he is very vigilant and attached to his master. Above all, he needs to be close to his family, and is perfectly suited to apartment living. What's more, have a moderate need for exercise: a daily walk is enough for him. This also makes him a suitable dog for an older person, if it is willing to provide the necessary maintenance. With more reason, by not supporting loneliness, will certainly prefer a very available master, with whom you can share games and emotions.

Last, it is a very funny and expressive animal, what will the happiness of home do. Some say that their mimicry is similar to that of a human or a monkey.

Education

In general, they seem to pick up tricks quickly and love to practice them when their attention is drawn to them. ​A el Griffon Bruxellois loves agility tests, in which they stand out. With his appearance of “mad king” in her fur coat, they can be fun and upbeat if given enough love. As it is a breed that tends to become more attached to a single member of the family, he will have to be accustomed to meeting as many people as possible from a young age so that he does not become excessively protective.

They are not troublemakers, but problems can arise if they become too dependent. They do not like to be alone for a long time because they immediately miss their master. Su amor por el juego facilita la creación de vínculos. They love to play fetch and seem to be inexhaustible when it comes to having fun.. Once they have tired, they snuggle in your lap and take a well-deserved nap. Necesitan un paseo corto con correa todos los días, or just the chance to frolic outside, but they don't need a lot of exercise. Recovery usually works very well.

Health

Although the Griffon Bruxellois it is a generally healthy dog, with an estimated life of fourteen years, is nevertheless predisposed to certain hereditary genetic diseases such as displasia coxofemoral, the medial patella dislocation and the síndrome de obstrucción respiratoria. It is also subject to hydrocephalus, “aberrant eyelashes” (distichiasis and trichiasis) and skin allergies.

Grooming

For your maintenance, daily brushing is necessary. It is also advisable to groom him regularly and monitor the condition of his eyes and the folds of his face.

His tough fur must be plucked, that is to say, dead hairs must be removed by hand. It is advisable to entrust this removal to a dog groomer.


Breeders of the breed "Griffon Bruxellois"

Characteristics "Griffon Bruxellois"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Griffon Bruxellois" 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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1 – “Griffon Bruxellois” by The original uploader was Dan9186 at English Wikipedia., CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – “Griffon Bruxellois” – Riga, Baltic Winner -2013, 9-10 Nov by Thomas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – “Griffon Bruxellois” by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – “Griffon Bruxellois” by Galawebdesign, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – “Griffon Bruxellois” one year old by Galawebdesign, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – European Dog Champion “Griffon Bruxellois” 2010 by Ger Dekker

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Groupo 9 – Section 3.1 “Griffons”
  • AKCSporting


FCI breed standard "Griffon Bruxellois"

FCIFCI - Griffon Bruxellois
Griffon

Alternative names:

    1. Griffon, Griff, Bruss (English).
    2. Griffon bruxellois (French).
    3. Griffon bruxellois (German).
    4. (Portuguese).
    5. Griffon bruxellois (español).

Griffon belge
Bélgica FCI 81 . Griffons

Grifón Belga

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

Content

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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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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Toilet ⓘ

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Friendly with strangers ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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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
4 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker
6 – “Griffon belge” by Ger Dekker

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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  • Section : . .

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).