So you’re looking to adopt an Brussels Griffon, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “With this breed, you get a big personality in a 5-to-15-pound package. One look into his big, human-like eyes, and you’ll be smitten. Griffs come in four colors—red, black-and-reddish-brown (called belge), black and tan, and black—and in smooth coats (like a Pug) or rough coats (like a Schnauzer). Their black muzzle and whiskers earned them the nickname “bearded dogs” in old folk songs.The Griff’s big black eyes—described as “almost human”—coupled with a fringed beard and mustache covering his short muzzle, gives him the air of a worldly, French-speaking philosopher. The Griff’s body is thickset and sturdy, and he moves with the purposeful trot of a fellow who knows what he wants.Griffs are alert, sociable, and easily trained. Although playful and energetic, their small size and sensitive nature make them a poor choice as roughhousing playmates for kids. They have a low threshold for loneliness and will stick close to their special human, providing years of love and laughter. Tipping the scales at no more than 12 pounds, this human-like toy of complex character has enough personality for 10 ordinary dogs. A sensitive companion for discerning grownups, the Brussels Griffon is smart, devoted, and comically self-important.”
An Brussels Griffon typically ranges from 17.78cm to 25.4cm in height, and weighs from 3.62873896kg to 4.535923700000001kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Brussels Griffon breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Brussels Griffon insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.