Belgian Griffon

Other name: Belgian Griffon

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The Belgian Griffon is a sturdy little companion dog, with an elegant build and appearance, displaying a characteristic look and whose silhouette is inscribed in a square. He is part of the family of small Belgian dogs with his close cousins the Griffon Bruxellois and the Petit Brabançon. The Belgian Griffon is distinguished from the first by its color (black or black and tan) and from the second by its slightly longer coat.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin Belgium
Template Small
Head shape Round
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 3 kg to 6 kg From 18 cm to 28 cm
Male From 3 kg to 6 kg From 18 cm to 28 cm
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History of the breed

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Physical features

His hair: mid-length (not too long so as not to harm the characteristic silhouette of the breed), hard, shiny, slightly wavy. Cover coat lined with an undercoat.
Its color: one- tone black or two-tone black and tan. The tan markings are pure and located on the forelegs (from the foot to the wrist), the hind legs (from the foot to the hock), on the chest, cheeks, chin, above the eyes, in the ears, under the tail and around of the anus.
His head: characteristic of the breed, quite large compared to the body, rounded, with a well rounded forehead and a very pronounced stop. Covered with a harsh, tousled hair and fuller above the eyes, cheeks and chin. The muzzle is very short.
His ears: small, set high, set wide apart, semi erect and falling forward.
His eyes: dark brown, large, well rounded, set wide apart, edged in black without showing the white of the eyeball.
His body: writable in a square, with the withers slightly extended, the back straight and strong, the loins short and muscular, the croup wide and flat, the chest wide and well let down, the belly slightly raised.
Its tail: attached and carried high, with the end pointing towards the back without curling.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Belgian Griffon is an alert, energetic and affectionate dog. Very attached to his master, he is endowed with great intelligence and courage . He is alert, proud and never aggressive. In short, it is a dog with a balanced and sometimes shy character . He ca n’t stand loneliness .

The Belgian Griffon is a fairly easy dog to train due to its intelligence and its great attachment to its master. His education must be both firm and gentle.

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Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Griffon Belge is perfectly suited to city life , especially in an apartment. He is satisfied with small spaces, but must therefore be able to benefit from his daily outings. The Belgian Griffon is above all a companion dog, enjoying the indoor life in the midst of his family and close to his master .


Ease of gaining weight

The Belgian Griffon is a generally healthy dog. It does not fear cold and humidity very much. He may be prone to hip dysplasia , dislocation of the kneecap . Due to his prominent eyes, he may experience some eye problems .

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size


To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a Griffon Belge dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

The life expectancy of a Belgian Griffon is, on average, less than 0 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The moult of the Belgian Griffon is rather moderate. This dog loses very little hair . Its maintenance is still fairly easy, but it may need a few professional grooming and hair removal sessions.

He doesn’t have an excessive need for exercise. A good daily walk is enough to satisfy him on this plan, but it should not be shortened or skipped. He also enjoys games with his master.

It is recommended to brush the dog weekly to preserve its coat. Brushing becomes more frequent (2 to 3 times a week) during the moulting period.

Price and budget

Purchase price

700 €
900 €

The purchase price of a Belgian Griffon is between 700 € and 900 €.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Belgian Griffon is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play


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