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

Summary
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.

Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)