We have got three varieties of the Griffon.
The character of the Griffon
The Griffon is an lively, intelligent toy dog, with a personality much like that of a terrier. They make excellent companion dogs because of their charming demeanors. They have the ability to learn tricks quickly and loves to be showered with affection and attention. The Griffon has a lot of personality. Sometimes they can be picky eaters and may be difficult to housebreak. The Griffon is also a barker. Griffons are good watchdogs and they do well with older children.
7 – 8 inches
The Griffon is difficult to breed and lives for 12 to 15 years. They average two puppies per litter.
At a Brussels exhibition in 1880 the first Griffon was shown. Similar breeds were displayed in the artwork of the Flemish painter ‘Van Eyck’. This dog was kept by cab drivers in the 17th century to rid the stables of pests. The breed became utilized more and more heavily as a companion dog rather than a working dog, because of his lovable personality. The smooth-coated Griffon is likely a descendant of the pug. The Yorkshire Terrier, Irish Terrier, and English Toy Spaniel are other breeds that contributed to the Griffon. The Brussels Griffon is the only breed of Griffon that is recognized by the AKC.
The Griffon is capable of exercising on his own and is very active indoors. They are happy in an apartment or a small household and can live without a yard.