Where did the Brussels Griffon get its name?
The Brussels Griffon, also known as the Griffon Belge, and Griffon Bruxellois gained its name from its place of origin in Brussels, Belgium. The Brussels Griffon is one of three variations of Griffon, the other two being the Belgian Griffon and the Petit Brabancon.
What are the characteristics of a Brussels Griffon?
On the positive side, the Brussels Griffon wants to please you, so it will try its hardest during training sessions. While training, be aware of your dog’s stress level.
Is the Brussels Griffon a popular breed of dog?
The Brussels Griffon, while a fine companion, is not a terribly popular breed. It has gained some popularity after the appearance of a Brussels Griffon in the film “As Good As It Gets”, however, it remains a rare breed. As a side note, this breed also had a part in the First Wives Club and Gosford Park.
How old do you have to be to train a Brussels Griffon?
It will take consistency, sensitivity, and dedication to do the job right. Remember that new experiences can be a bit overwhelming for the Brussels Griffon. If you’re planning to leash train your dog, start it young, between the ages of four to six weeks of age.
Where can I find information on a Brussels Griffon?
The best source of information on Brussels Griffon breeders that can assist you with finding a pet is the American Brussels Griffon Association (ABGA) web site (www.brussels-griffon.info). This site will also link to several other educational sites about the breed, including the American Kennel Club site (www.akc.org).
When was the first breed of Brussels Griffon created?
The Belgian stablemen that initiated these breedings apparently kept no records, but the present day Brussels Griffon was known in its’ present form sometime between 1870 and 1880. 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 makes a Brussels Griffon a good pet?
The Griffon is extremely alert and takes note of all activities in the household. This intelligence, coupled with their loving personalities, make the Brussels Griffon an excellent house pet. Their wonderful air of “self importance” is a constant source of amusement to anyone lucky enough to be owned by one.
Do you need AKC certificate for Brussels Griffon?
Your Brussels Griffon should have an AKC (American Kennel Club) registration certificate that will be provided to you at the time of sale.