The Brussels Griffon is one of the most charming and appealing small dogs you'll ever meet. These tiny terrors are not for everyone, as they have a mind of their own, but if you are looking for a companion with a high level of intelligence and lots of personality, then this might just be your guy.
Griffon Bruxellois (Brussels Griffon) is a small, sturdy dog with a big personality. Dating back to the year 1434, This little guy has the makings of an excellent watchdog and companion that just so happens to be diminutive in size. The Brussels Griff can be fearless when protecting his family and territory, but is also playful and loves nothing more than spending time with his humans.
Griffons are one of the most intelligent dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club. They're also highly sensitive and need to be treated gently. Griffons are devoted companions for discerning grownups who know how to give their fuzzy friends a lot of attention and exercise. You may recognize the breed as featured in the 1997 hit movie, "As Good As It Gets" starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt.
Intelligent, devoted, and comically self-important, Brussels Griffon dogs have a coat that's either smooth or rough. Their humanlike eyes are described as 'almost human' and their black muzzle and whiskers earned them the nickname 'bearded dogs,
A Brussels Griffon's sweet, open spirit is the perfect ingredient for a good time. This little dog with a big personality loves everyone. Griffs are agile, curious, loyal, and self-sufficient. They're amiable companions who make devoted and loving friends.