Despite a reputation for naughtiness, the Brussels Griffon is all charm.

Vital Stats

Height: 7 to 8 inches at shoulder
Weight: 7 to 12 pounds
Coat: dense and wiry or short and glossy
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Originally bred to hunt and kill rats, this former Belgian street dog is a distinctive and unusual breed. Although he’s small, he’s hardly a pampered pooch. Affectionate and lively, his intelligence, sense of humor, and air of self-importance keep him one step ahead of his people. They adore him anyway.
[usrlist “Apartment appropriate:5” “Playfulness:5” “Cold tolerance:5” “Heat Tolerance:4” “Intelligence:4” “General health:4” “Dog friendly:3” “Need for exercise:3” “Potential for weight gain:3” “Vigor:3” “Watchdog ability:3”]