Brussels Griffon Breed Maintenance
The Brussels Griffon requires some grooming based on the type of coat they have. The rough coat requires brushing several times per week with coat stripping every three months to maintain the hard wiry coat. The smooth coat needs to be brushed about once a week. Bathing and shampooing are required as needed. Neither the rough or smooth coat shed very much hair at all but they are not hypoallergenic. This is a small dog breed and many of small dog breeds are prone to periodontal disease. Accordingly, teeth cleaning on a regular basis will be needed to maintain good oral health and fresh breath. They are a pretty clean breed, having minimal smell issues. The activity level of the Brussels is active but not necessarily hyper. They are generally active and busy in the house and love to go on daily walks. The Brussels can function well in an apartment or a house with a small yard as long as they are taken on their daily walks. The Brussels Griffon breed is extremely loyal and loving. They have the dubious honor of having the nickname “velcro” dog because they are always very near those they love. When it comes to housing, they are suited to living in any size house or apartment with any size yard or not. They don’t flourish when they are separated from their human families so they’re not outside dogs. They can live in urban or rural areas and, since they aren’t outside dogs, climate really isn’t an issue. Their dietary regimens are best when offered a well-balanced commercially prepared or home prepared diet, though they will gladly take any scraps offered from the table.