Brusselranian

3-10 lbs
7-10"
United States
Brussels Griffon
Pomeranian
​Griffon Pom

The Brusselranian is a mix between the Brussels Griffon and Pomeranian. A small breed with a varying appearance, the Brusselranian tends to have the monkey face of the Brussel with a combination of the fur and body type of the Pomeranian. Because both parent breeds were designed to be companion dogs, the Brusselranian makes a wonderful companion pet and is known for being loving, cheerful, and easy to maintain. While their small size makes them perfect for homes of any proportion, they do tend to have quite a lot of energy; so daily exercise is a must. If you are looking for a small dog that is low maintenance, easy to train and possesses a lot of personality, the Brusselranian may be just the breed that you are looking for. This breed has a long and rough coat that sheds seasonally and can appear in colors such as red, black, tan, and grey.

Purpose
​Companion
Date of Origin
​Unknown
Ancestry
Brussels Griffon, Pomeranian

Brusselranian Health

Average Size
Male Brusselranian size stats
Height: 7-10 inches Weight: 3-10 lbs
Female Brusselranian size stats
Height: 7-10 inches Weight: 3-10 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • X-linked Muscular Dystrophy
  • Shoulder Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • Hip X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations

Brusselranian Breed History

The Brusselranian is an interesting hybrid breed, and although we don’t know much about the breed’s start, we have a lot of information on its parent breeds, the Pomeranian and the Brussels Griffon. The Pomeranian is a little cotton ball of joy that was created on the coast of the Baltic Sea, near a region of Northern Europe known as Pomerania (where they take the name). The original Pomeranians were actually quite large and dwarfed the loveable little Poms that we know today. This breed became popular in Great Britain to the royal family after Queen Victoria brought one home with her from Florence, Italy. It didn’t take long for their popularity to skyrocket and eventually the Pomeranian made its way over to the United States in 1911. They are used for show dogs and companions and come in a wide variety of colors such as black, white, chocolate, cinnamon, brown, orange, red, and cream. The Brussels Griffon has a fierce name to live up to and is a monkey faced little dog that originally came from Belgium about 200 years ago. This breed was most commonly used on farms as a ratting dog, where it would chase and kill vermin that threatened the crops. His quick wit and tough personality make this a big dog in a little body, and he is very popular nowadays as a fiery companion animal. When these two breeds are combined, we end up with a small Brusselranian, who is loyal, joyful, smart, easy to train, and relatively high energy. These dogs will do best in a cooler environment and aren’t too picky about the size of their home, as long as they have plenty of room to run about every once in a while.

Brusselranian Breed Appearance

Due to the wide range of colors the Brusselranian’s parent breeds can come in, this particular hybrid breed can vary greatly in appearance. Typically, the Brusselranian is a small dog with long and wiry fur that can come in multiple color patterns such as black, grey, red, orange, and tan with white accents. The squished monkey face of the Brussel Griffon seems to be a defining feature of the Brusselranian and is typically paired with the puffy coat of the Pomeranian. Large dark eyes hold lots of intelligence and mischief, while folded over ears frame the face, ending just below the eye line. While the coat is low maintenance, it is rough to the touch and tends to shed seasonally. Grooming will be important in making sure that no knots or tangles are created in the fur and in order to keep shedding to a minimum. Because this breed has a thicker coat, cooler climates will keep them from overheating too quickly.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Brusselranian eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Brusselranian nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Brusselranian coat
Black
gray Brusselranian coat
Gray
red Brusselranian coat
Red
brown Brusselranian coat
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Brusselranian wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Brusselranian Breed Maintenance

While the Brusselranian will not require as careful of grooming as the Pomeranian, he will still shed often due to the fact that both parent breeds shed seasonally. To properly care for your Brusselranian, and keep the shedding to a minimum, it is a good idea to brush him a couple times a week with a metal comb and wire brush. Bathing only needs to be done occasionally, or when your dog becomes especially dirty after some playtime. Because this breed has folded over ears, it is very important to completely dry the ears after bathing or swimming. Doing so will prevent any extra moisture from becoming trapped inside the ear, thus leading to infection and inflammation. Besides brushing and bathing, be sure to clip your dog’s nails every few weeks or when you hear the nails tapping against the floor. This will keep the feet in top working condition and healthy.

Brushes for Brusselranian
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Brusselranian requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Brusselranian Temperament

The Brusselranian takes on the temperament of both parent breeds in the most excellent way. This little companion dog is quick witted, loyal, loveable, fun, joyful, and loves to cuddle. He is easy to train and can be quite independent, making it easy to leave him safely at home for a short while if need be. Because the Pomeranian can be a bit yappy, the Brusselranian may have a tendency to bark when excited, but he won’t be very loud about it. This is a great dog for apartments or small homes and those families who may have children. Just keep in mind that older children may enjoy this dog more, as younger individuals may cause the dog to become annoyed with too much handling. The Brusselranian is not aggressive and loves to spend time with his family, making him an excellent companion dog for any type of living situation.

Brusselranian Activity Requirements

Because the Brusselranian has fairly high-energy parents, he will need a moderate amount of exercise each day. Activities such as a long walk, playing in the yard, chasing toys in the house, tug of war, and training are great ways to tire out your little friend. A couple times a day of this type of play will suffice in making sure that your Brusselranian remains well behaved and happy. Early training and socialization are very important when it comes to training your dog, as this will ensure that the Brusselranian knows how to behave around other animals and people as well as providing him with a means of productive energy release. This breed is quite easy to train and training sessions are both physically and mentally stimulating. Despite their joyful energy, the Brusselranian will do well in any size of home and prefers a slightly cooler climate, as his fur is rather thick. If it is too hot or cold outside for outdoor activities, you can still wear your Brusselranian out with short playtimes in the house.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Brusselranian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $1.20
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

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