Bea Griffon

12-18 lbs
Brussels Griffon

The Bea Griffon are small but very sturdy, generally good with strangers and excellent with children and other pets in the family. They have a sweet disposition, exhibit high intelligence and are quick learners. This breed is not an old breed (originating in Afghanistan) but is becoming very popular in the western world. They are very attractive dogs and are affectionate by nature. They are well behaved dogs, adaptable to apartments, houses or condos. As a pet, the Bea Griffon shows exceptional loyalty and affection to their owners and family, and their faithful companionship is treasured. While the Bea Griffon is never going to cut it as a guard dog, they will warn you when strangers are around, if only so they can welcome them inside! 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Beagle and Brussels Griffon

Bea Griffon Health

Average Size
Male Bea Griffon size stats
Height: 10-15 inches Weight: 14-24 lbs
Female Bea Griffon size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 12-18 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Skin Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Beagle Dwarfism
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Urinalysis
  • ECG
  • Blood Tests
  • Full Physical Examination

Bea Griffon Breed History

The history of the Bea Griffon is not clear, except for that it originated from Afghanistan. This hybrid comes from a deliberate mix of the Beagle with the Brussels Griffon to produce an attractive small dog that took the best traits from each parent. They have become popular with celebrities over the last twenty-five years which has helped spread their distribution. But, we can go back to the parent breed to see what their history can add to our Bea Griffon. The Beagle’s history goes back as far as Roman times, although they were not the Beagles we know today. They were originally used for hunting because of their amazing tracking senses but they fell out of favor during the 18th century due to the rising popularity of using Foxhounds for hunting instead. In the 1800s, they were imported into America, where they were bred to be smaller dogs. The Beagle is a loveable but slightly naughty dog, and they love their food! The Brussels Griffon came from Brussels, where they were more like a Terrier and they were used to hunt vermin in city stables. Refinements in breeding saw the original breed mixed with the English Toy Spaniel, the Pug and the Affenpinscher which finally produced the dog we know today. The Brussels Griffon is an intelligent lively dog. At times, they can be highly strung or sensitive. They love to be with their family, and almost glue themselves to your side. Loyal and affectionate, they make an ideal family pet if socialised well and children are taught not to hurt him with rough play.

Bea Griffon Breed Appearance

The Bea Griffon is a small dog that has been developed by crossing the Brussels Griffon with the Beagle to get a loveable, affectionate cross. They have a well-built athletic look and have straight boned front legs that are in proportion to their body shape. Crossing the Beagle with the Brussels Griffon has produced a dog with a longer muzzle than the pushed in muzzle of the Brussels Griffon. This will surely have helped eliminate breathing problems associated with short nosed breeds. The black button nose and almond shaped eyes are often wide set with prominent long black eyelashes. Their slender tail is held high, and they come in a variety of colors, showing their Beagle traits including their Beagle like ears. The Bea Griffon demonstrates the best characteristics of their ancestry, making an attractive and lively companion dog suitable for many people.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Bea Griffon eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Bea Griffon nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Bea Griffon coat
brown Bea Griffon coat
white Bea Griffon coat
cream Bea Griffon coat
fawn Bea Griffon coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Bea Griffon wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Bea Griffon Breed Maintenance

The Bea Griffon is easy to care for, just requiring a good brushing once or twice a week with a firm brush. Their coat is very low shedding, which helps allergy sufferers although it depends on the influence of the Brussels Griffon genes as to how much it sheds. The coat doesn’t require a lot of bathing, it only needs it if it has rolled in mud or something unpleasant outdoors. Often a good rub with a damp cloth is sufficient to keep it neat and clean. The Bea Griffon needs to have its ears regularly checked to ensure there is no build-up of debris which can attract yeast or parasitic infections. A regular wipe out with a damp cloth is sufficient on a weekly basis. Other items on the maintenance list may be nail clipping and teeth brushing. If you get your dog used to these procedures when they are young, it will only take a minute or two of your time to ensure your pet is presenting at his best.

Brushes for Bea Griffon
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Bea Griffon requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Bea Griffon Temperament

As a smaller companion dog, the Bea Griffon is ideal for an indoor dog that will readily adapt to any house or apartment. While they are acknowledged as one of the most affectionate and loyal dogs, they do have high intelligence and need to be taught that they are not the dominate dog or they may become unbearable with their own importance. They respond well to training, especially patient and consistent training techniques, never harsh methods. They need to be socialised well when young, they need to get used to many people and other animals to become well rounded individuals. A daily outing to a dog park will help them to accept other people and how to relate to other dogs. The Bea Griffon is a loveable dog, loyal, affectionate and responds well to family inclusion and just loves the attention of their family.

Bea Griffon Activity Requirements

This dog is inquisitive and loves to see what is going on in its world. While not considered an active dog, they love to be with their people and join in on the fun. They don’t need a set routine for exercise, but if they don’t have a yard, it is your duty to take them outside so that they can run around and socialise. The Bea Griffon will enjoy games with children and adults alike, chasing a ball, playing tug of war or whatever is happening at the time. They are very intelligent dogs and learn very quickly if they want to, so expect them to dominate in the games.  These small dogs adapt well to houses or apartments, and will happily settle in the town or country. If there is a yard, ensure it is well fenced and escape proof. They also adapt well to heat or cold, with the Beagle influence of a longer nose making breathing and cooling of the animal easier.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Bea Griffon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Bea Griffon Owner Experiences

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