Belgian Griffons and Petit Brabacon
Good with Kids:
The Belgian Griffon, Griffon Bruxellois and Petit Brabancon are similar dog breeds that share similar traits and are in general called Belgian Griffons. They are ideal family pets that are curious and sociable. They can be happily kept in a flat but they will always enjoy a walk in the woods and other country places.
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Small dog breeds
Toy dog breeds (AKC)
These are curious, mischievous dogs that are playful, straightforward, calm, eager to learn, that are also good with children. They keep a good and like to be close to their handler.
These dogs weight about 2.5-5.5kg.
The dogs of these breeds get on well with children, dogs and cats because they are naturally sociable and enjoy company.
The Griffon Bruxellois and the Belgian Griffon are rough-hair. The Griffon Bruxellois is reddish pink, perhaps with black on its nose and chin. The Belgian Griffon is completely black and tan, The Petit Brabancon is short-haired and is accepted in the same colours as the other Griffons.
The rough-haired Griffons are usually plucked by hand at regular intervals, leaving the moustache, beard and other facial features alone. comb the beard frrequently to remove food remains and such like and to prevent tangles. The hairs in the corners of the eye must be removed if necessary to prevent them pricking the eyeball and causing irritation.
Training should run smoothly because these are very intelligent dogs that are keen to learn. They do well in various areas of dog sports