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All About the Broodle Griffon: Choosing a Broodle Griffon

All About the Broodle Griffon: Choosing a Broodle Griffon

The Broodle Griffon is a playful little dog that is friendly and affectionate. He loves spending time with his humans. Highly intelligent and eager to please, this dog is easily trained. It is recommended for first-time dog owners and for families with children and other pets. The adult Broodle Griffon weighs only 7 to 15 pounds and stands about 7 to 9 inches tall. It has an average lifespan between 10 and 15 years. There is little to no shedding with a Broodle Griffon. He has a tendency to bark when he is anxious and does not do well when left alone for long periods of time.

Breed Characteristics

The Broodle Griffon gets its characteristics from both the Brussels Griffon and the Poodle.

Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon is a dog with lots of personality and an almost human facial expression. On first glance, it appears to have an elfin or monkey face and it is a devoted family pet. The Brussels Griffon is a small sturdy dog with a stout body. The most important characteristic of the breed is his almost human facial expression. The Brussels Griffon has two different coat types: rough and smooth. The coat colors can be red, beige, black and tan or black. The adult Brussels Griffon stands around 7 to 8 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 6 to 12 pounds. It has a lively spirit and a big heart. He loves his family, but if not trained properly he can be moody. They make wonderful family companions and are very affectionate, but they can be high-strung and demanding. This breed does well with older children but should be closely supervised with small children. The Brussels Griffon can do well with other family pets if raised with them. To learn more about the Brussels Griffon, go to Choosing a Brussels Griffon.

For centuries, the Poodle has been one of the most popular breeds in the world and a symbol of elegance and opulent luxury. The Poodle is associated with France, but many countries have laid claim to the breed. Available in three different sizes and many different colors, there is a Poodle for every taste. The Poodle is a pleasant dog that loves constant company. This dog hates to be alone and prefers the company of people instead of other dogs. The breed also hates to be ignored and does not like being thought of or treated as “just a dog.” They make excellent pets for children as well as the elderly. To learn more about the Poodle, go to Choosing a Poodle.

The Broodle Griffon is a smart and well behaved little dog. Eager to please, they love human attention and they love to cuddle. They have a charming and affectionate nature. All they want is your love in return.

They do not like being left alone for long periods of time. Due to their small size, they do not require a lot of exercise. A daily walk and some indoor playtime should be fine, although access to a fenced yard would make the Broodle Griffon very happy. This is a good dog for apartment living, except for barking issues.

Highly intelligent, this dog is easy to train. The Broodle Griffon is eager to please and should respond well to training.

This hypoallergenic breed is considered to be low to moderate in terms of shedding, depending on which coat characteristics it has inherited. He is pretty low maintenance, requiring brushing only once or twice a week.

Recommendations

The Broodle Griffon is recommended for first-time dog owners, families with children, families with other pets, seniors and singles. Because of the Broodle Griffon's small size, it is important to teach small children to handle them with care. Rough handling could cause the Broodle Griffon to become seriously injured.

This breed does well in either a home or an apartment, however barking issues may be a problem for apartment living. The Broodle Griffon has a tendency to bark when he gets anxious.

This breed is extremely affectionate and eager to please. He is playful and good-natured. He loves to cuddle and spend time with his human pack. While he is friendly, he may not immediately warm up to strangers.

The Broodle Griffon does not do well when left alone for long periods of time.

This is a healthy breed with very few health issues. The Broodle Griffon may have digestive issues, eye problems or respiratory problems.

To learn more about Poodle mixes, go to Oodles of Fun: These Breeds Are Dogs Mixed with Poodles.