What makes a Brussels Griffon a good dog?

Each of the breeds used in the development of the Brussels Griffon provided unique traits that make the breed the delightful little companion he is today.

What should I do if my Brussels Griffon has health problems?

Start your Brussels Griffon off on the right foot by feeding the right food, giving the right vaccinations, finding the right vet, and if you’re going to spay or neuter, don’t do it too early. You can dramatically increase your dog’s chances of living a long, healthy life by feeding the right food.

How did the Brussels Griffon get its name?

The Brussels Griffon, like many dog breeds in existence today, was developed by combining other breeds to select for certain traits that long-ago breeders found desirable.

What kind of health problems does a Griffon have?

Complete list of Brussels Griffon health problems. Eye diseases in Brussels Griffons include corneal ulcers, corneal dystrophy, cataracts (which usually progress to blindness), progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), and eyelash abnormalities. Several orthopedic diseases are common in the Griffon, including hip dysplasia.

Are there any health issues with a Brussels Griffon?

While all purebred dog breeds are predisposed to certain diseases, the adorable little Brussels griffon has relatively few hereditary health issues. Buy a puppy from a reputable breeder and make sure you receive a health guarantee on the dog.

Is it OK to have a Brussels Griffon as a pet?

Most Brussels Griffons are fine with other family pets, but if they perceive an invasion of their space by a strange dog, they can display great ferocity, though it is mostly bluff and bluster. This is not an eager-to-please breed! The Brussels Griffon has a clever mind of his own and without a firm hand can be demanding and manipulative.

Can a Brussels Griffon Puppy have hip dysplasia?

Joint Issues. Hip dysplasia, a malformation of the hip joint affecting many breeds, also strikes the Brussels griffon. This disease causes lameness and early-onset arthritis. The breeder should be able to certify that a puppy’s parents did not have hip dysplasia, along with the X-rays to prove it.

What kind of exercise does a Brussels Griffon need?

Griffons need at least a half-hour of moderate exercise a day to stay healthy and happy. They love to romp and play, and are happiest when doing activities together with their people. A game of chasing the ball is fun for both dog and owner.