Brusston

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10-25 lbs
10-17"
​United States
Boston Terrier
Brussels Griffon

The Brusston is a mix between the Brussels Griffon and the Boston Terrier. This hybrid breed somewhat resembles the little elf-eared Jedi, Yoda, from Star Wars; but with a whole lot more hair. A small sized dog that sports a wiry mustache on the muzzle and ears that flop at the point, the Brusston is definitely a unique character. More often than not, it seems that the Brusston takes on the black and white coloring of the Boston Terrier, while maintaining the wiry hair of the Brussels Griffon. No matter this particular breed’s appearance, it is their personality that will really steal the show. Combining the spirited mischievous nature of the Brussels Griffon and the clownish joviality of the Boston Terrier, the Brusston is alert, loyal, loving, friendly, energetic, and a little bit naughty. Best suited for families with older children and the perfect size for any type of home, this breed would make a great companion for someone who truly wants a friend for life.

Purpose
​Companion
Date of Origin
​Unknown
Ancestry
Brussels Griffon, Boston Terrier

Brusston Health

Average Size
Male Brusston size stats
Height: 10-17 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Female Brusston size stats
Height: 10-17 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cleft Lip or Palate
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cherry Eye
  • Demodicosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Glaucoma
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Deafness
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypoplastic Trachea
  • Shoulder Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • Hip X-Rays
  • Dna Test For Pk
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination

Brusston Breed History

The Brusston is a new breed, meaning that we don’t have a widely known history on how they came to be and where they first started. But, we do know quite a lot of great information on the parent breeds; the Brussels Griffon and the Boston Terrier. The Brussels Griffon is a spritely dog with a monkey-featured face 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. He can be stubborn, mischievous, and a little bit naughty; but overall this is a great breed to who loves his owners unconditionally. The Boston Terrier is often nicknamed the American Gentleman and is most likely a mix between the Bulldog and the White English Terrier. This explains the breed’s size and coloring. They were once known as the Bull Terrier but were given the name Boston Terrier in 1889. Originating in the United States, the Boston Terrier was bred to be a best friend and has an eager to please, jovial personality. This particular breed is a total clown and loves to goof around; so you can be sure that with a Boston Terrier around, you’ll never be bored. When you combine these two parent breeds you get the Brusston, which is a fun loving and loyal dog that will be happy to follow you to the ends of the earth without too much persuasion.

Brusston Breed Appearance

Combining the colors and fur type of both parent breeds, the Brusston is quite the unique looking fellow. There are two different fur types that could occur; long and wiry or short and rough. If the Brusston has long hair, he will tend to have a little spriggy beard right on the end of his muzzle behind the nose, somewhat resembling that of a strange sea creature (or a mole). The fur will be a wiry texture and long, so brushing will be needed to keep out any matts or tangles. If the fur is short, there will be no beard, but the fur will still remain a tougher texture and lie close to the body. Both fur types can appear in a mixture of color combinations, but the two most common are black and white or brown and white. The eyes are dark brown and alert, while the ears are upright with a slight bend at the tip. This comical appearance matches the personality of the Brusston well and is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Brusston eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Brusston nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Brusston coat
Black
white Brusston coat
White
brown Brusston coat
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Brusston wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Brusston Breed Maintenance

Neither the Boston Terrier or the Brussels Griffon tend to shed very often, meaning that maintenance for your Brusston should be a breeze! Just a couple of good brushings every week should be more than enough to keep your dog’s fur healthy and free of loose hair. Thankfully, bathing only needs to occur every few months or so, because neither parent breed has a bad doggie odor. However, if your dog gets especially dirty, a bath will be necessary. On top of brushing and bathing, regular nail trimming should occur every few weeks in order to keep the feet healthy and snag free from overly long nails. While the Brusston isn’t totally hypoallergenic, he may be a better choice for someone who has allergies as the low shedding amount may not affect allergies in comparison to some other high-shedding breeds.

Brushes for Brusston
Slicker Brush
Comb
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Brusston requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Brusston Temperament

Because the Brusston is a mix between the Brussels Griffon and the Boston Terrier, he is going to have a mix of both personalities. It is difficult to determine which personality will come out stronger in a dog, even within the same litter, as this is a relatively new hybrid breed and not too much is known on their background. However, the Brussels Griffon is a naughty little dog full of fiery spirit and the Boston Terrier is a comedian who is loveable and full of life. When these two breeds are combined, we can assume that the outcome will be an even-tempered dog that is lively, intelligent, loving, loyal, and mischievous. While neither parent breed is known for being overly noisy or too energetic, they do tend to bark every once in a while and will need a decent amount of exercise to keep them well behaved. However, the Brusston should train very easily and will want to spend as much time with you as possible; making socialization and training relatively stress free. If you are looking for a companion dog that will keep things interesting and fun while not overworking you too hard, the Brusston may be just what you are looking for.

Brusston Activity Requirements

Because the Brusston has somewhat active parent breeds, he will need a moderate amount of exercise each day. Activities a couple times a day 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; keeping him well behaved and happy. Early training and socialization are very important when it comes to training your dog, as this will ensure that the Brusston knows how to behave around other animals and people. While both parent breeds tend to be fairly easy to train, keep in mind that the Brussels Griffon has a bit of a naughty streak, so your Brusston may inherit that as well. Just be patient and firm and everything will work out! Despite their clownish energy and mischievous nature, the Brusston will do well in any size of home and prefers a slightly warmer climate, especially if his fur takes on the shorter trait of the Boston Terrier. If it is too hot or cold outside for outdoor activities, you can still wear your Brusston out with short playtimes in the house.

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

Brusston Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Brusston Owner Experiences

Apollo
2 Years
2 People
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Frisbee
Tug-of-war
Apollo is so much fun! He aims to please and is super smart so he always wants to do more to make his people happy. He is friendly and loves to watch TV and cuddle.
5 months ago
Capt. Quint...Quint for short
5 Years
3 People
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Walk
Frisbee
Swim
Fetch
Speak
Shake
howling
keep away
play dead
He's my funny boy. Very smart, word and hand sign trained with not much effort. Loves to play with all aged children and other dogs. He is protective in a kind way, let's us know if things aren't quite right by barking and making sure we're paying attention!! He just loves to be with us and hang out and gives the boo boo face when he can't come with us but so beyond happy when we return. I just love my boy to pieces!!
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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