Broodle Griffon

7-12 lbs
Brussels Griffon
Brus-a-poo, Brusapoo, Brussels Poo, GriffenPoo, Griffen Doodle, Grifen Poo

The Broodle Griffon is a small hybrid dog breed produced from pairing a Brussels Griffon with a Poodle. The result is a dog that is more robust than the parent dogs in health and temperament. The Broodle Griffon is a happy, cheerful dog that is intelligent and loyal. They are ideal as a companion dog who will love nothing better than curling up on your lap and drinking in all the attention. Because of this close contact with their human family, they dislike being left alone for long periods of time. They can be slightly sensitive (which can be a trait handed down by their Brussels Griffon parent). These solid but small dogs have loads of character and need to know that you are the pack leader, or they will take over and become a handful to manage. Fair but firm directions and orders in a kind voice works best when training. Combine this with plenty of praise when they do what they are asked to do, and you will find this little dog will be eager to please you.

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

Broodle Griffon Health

Average Size
Male Broodle Griffon size stats
Height: 9-14 inches Weight: 9-15 lbs
Female Broodle Griffon size stats
Height: 8-10 inches Weight: 7-12 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Addison's Disease
  • Aortic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Eye Problems
  • Respiratory Problems
Occasional Tests
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Chest X-rays

Broodle Griffon Breed History

The Broodle Griffon has a mixed history inherited from the parent breeds. Some Broodle Griffons will look more like the Brussels Griffon while others will lean towards their Poodle heritage. To get an idea of the new hybrid's inherited history, here is a quick view of the parent’s past. The Poodle was  bred for hunting waterfowl. Most historians agree that they originated in Germany, and were further developed in France. The smaller breeds of Poodle came from breeding small Poodles to each other; it was not achieved by breeding Poodles to smaller dog breeds. The larger standard Poodle was used for duck hunting; the mid-sized Miniature Poodle appeared in the 1400s to sniff out truffles in the woods, while the tiny Toy Poodle was to serve as a companion to the nobility and wealthy business owners. Gypsies and travelling performers used Poodles in a circus. The Kennel Club in England registered the Poodle in 1874; the American Kennel Club registered their first Poodles in 1886. By the mid-1950s the Poodle had become the most popular breed in the country which it held this position for more than 20 years. The Brussels Griffon was originally used to hunt and kill vermin in the stables within the cities. It was created from several breeds including the Pug, English Toy Spaniel, and the Affenpinscher. They have an almost human face combined with a small size, which made it a popular house pet for both noblemen and workers. By 1883, Belgian breeders created a standard for the breed. Marie Henriette, who was the Belgian Queen, fell in love with the little dog and began breeding them and promoted them to Europe and abroad. The smart, cocky little dog found its way to America in 1898, and a year later the first Brussels Griffons registered with the American Kennel Club. The number of these adorable small dogs declined during the first and second World Wars due to hardships – it was a luxury few could afford. By the end of the second World War, the Brussels Griffons were almost extinct in Belgium, but they hung on in England thanks to English Breeders efforts. They have remained a rare breed although they did become popular in the late 1950s and again in 1990s after a movie called ‘As Good As It Gets’ with Jack Nicolson who was upstaged by a Brussels Griffon. So, the Broodle Griffon has a lot of interesting history behind it, as well as a vibrant personality and a pleasing nature which is sure to make it a favorite among family members.

Broodle Griffon Breed Appearance

The Broodle Griffon is small in size, developed from a crossing of the Brussels Griffon and the Poodle. Depending what characteristics are the strongest, your Broodle Griffon's appearance can vary because of this. The body is well proportioned with short, sturdy legs. The tail can vary from long or short with some breeders docking the tail. Their heads tend to look more like the Brussels Griffon than the Poodle, with the longer muzzle. Their coats are usually wavy, smooth or curly. Just like the parent breed, their eyes are bright, protruding and round, and they have short floppy ears. The Broodle Griffon's teeth meet in an overbite, and their feet can be small and dainty, or they may be wider spread.

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

Broodle Griffon Breed Maintenance

The Broodle Griffon does require regular grooming and in particular, regular brushing. This brushing with a firm brush will keep its fur in good condition, preventing any matting. The Broodle Griffon may need occasional trimming of its hair coat. A lot depends on the texture and density of the coat that they inherit. But it is safe to say that they do need frequent brushing each week, around every second day should be sufficient. Bathing should be on a need only basis, as they are a clean dog and usually just require a rub down with a soft damp cloth to keep their fur clean. Other maintenance issues include keeping the inside of the ears health, and to do this requires wiping out with a special dog solution from your veterinarian and a soft cloth. The inside of the ears may need a quick clip to keep them from harboring parasites or debris. Another important issue is keeping your Broodle Griffon’s teeth clean; check inside the mouth for any inflammation or infection. If you get your young Broodle Griffon puppy used to all this attention, it will be easier to maintain their health as they mature. Then, just a quick clip of the toenails when they get too long and the maintenance procedures are over.

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

Broodle Griffon Temperament

The Broodle Griffon is a happy and alert small dog who likes to be with his human family as much as possible. They can demand a lot of attention but are loyal and intelligent dogs. These little dogs display a charming and good-tempered nature. They get along with children well but need supervision during play to ensure the young ones don’t unintentionally hurt the small dog. They are excellent to train because of their craving for attention and willingness to please. With these active dogs, a little kind praise and a small treat goes a long way towards successful training. They are friendly dogs but may exhibit initial reservations about strangers, like their Poodle parentage. But they will warm up quickly once introduced. If your hybrid inherits the Brussels Griffons inquisitive nature, it may be a bit on the defensive with unknown people, or other dogs, which is why socialising your Broodle Griffon while they are young is important. Some of these dogs are prone to barking, much like their Poodle ancestry, but they are more relaxed in temperament.

Broodle Griffon Activity Requirements

The Broodle Griffon is an active, small dog but tends to get enough exercise moving around the house being a busy body, or playing in the yard with the family. It is advisable to take them either on a short walk or to the dog park so that they can socialise with other dogs and people, which will make them easier to handle as they mature. Because of their smaller size, they adapt well to warmer climates as long as the climate is not too hot. They love to join in family games in the back yard and are known to wander to explore, although they will stress if separated from their family in an unknown area. The Broodle Griffon is an attractive dog with a loving personality.

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

Broodle Griffon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Broodle Griffon Owner Experiences

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