Category: Toy Dogs
Facts about Brussel Griffon Dogs, "Scientific name for Brussel Griffon Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Brussel Griffon Dog is a former Belgian street dog, which has terrier-like disposition originally bred to chase and kill rats. The Brussel Griffon Dog is quite a lively dog who is very happy, spirited, spunky and comical. With his adept climbing skills, coupled with great imagination and curiosity, the Brussels makes a good watchdog. Brussel Griffon Dog has great sense of self-worth.Brussel Griffon Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Brussel Griffon Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Brussel Griffon Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Brussel Griffon Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Brussel Griffon Dogs are highly fragile dogs. With just a step or rough handling, you can easily kill these dogs. This makes the Brussel Griffon Dog not ideal for staying around children since kids are always clumsy. Being an intelligent dog, the Brussel Griffon Dog makes a very good companion especially with other pets. The Brussel Griffon Dog can become very high-strung, sensitive and moody if they aren’t given enough exercise. The Brussel Griffon Dog are exemplary watch dogs whose behavior depends on how they are handled.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Brussel Griffon Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Brussel Griffon Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Brussel Griffon Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Brussel Griffon Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Brussel Griffon Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
Body And Shape
The average height of the Brussel Griffon Dog 7 to 8 inches (17.7 to 20.3 cm) and the weight is 6 to 12 pounds (2.7 to 5.4 kg). Often thought to resemble the Ewok from the Star Wars movie, The Brussel Griffon Dog is a sturdy, muscular dog, with a large, round head having a dome shaped forehead with a deep stop. The Brussel Griffon Dog has a hanging tongue and above it, is a moist, very short muzzle, which appears as if it is slightly pushed back. With black wide set eyes almost covered by the long black eyelashes, Brussel Griffon Dogs also have a black nose. The high set ears are either cropped or left natural. The natural ears are often pricked. The Brussel Griffon Dog straight and boned legs exhibit a medium length. The Brussel Griffon Dogs tail is usually docked and set high.
Coat And Color
The Brussel Griffon Dog can either have rough or smooth coats with the dense coat being harsh and wiry while the smooth coat has short, tight, glossy and straight fur. The Brussel Griffon Dogs coat is covered by a variety of colors with the red and black as the prominent colors. Sometimes the Brussel Griffon Dog may feature reddish brown colors with some black spots at chin and whiskers. Black and tan colors are prominent in the legs, the neck, edges of the ears and above each eye.
Health And Care
The number one heath problems amongst Brussel Griffon Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Brussel Griffon Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Brussel Griffon Dog are healthy good apartment dogs though they may also live well in a yard. They are prone eye and respiratory problems and slipped stifle and Patella Luxation. They are very sensitive to heat. Since the Brussel Griffon Dog coat is rough, it requires a lot of attention, though it may also be clipped. The Brussel Griffon Dog may live up to 15 years.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Brussel Griffon Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Brussel Griffon Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Brussel Griffon puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Brussel Griffon Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Brussel Griffon Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Brussel Griffon Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Brussel Griffon Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
A Brussel Griffon Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
A Brussel Griffon Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
If purchasing a Brussel Griffon Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Brussel Griffon Dog belongs in the Toy Group and in 1920 it was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Brussel Griffon Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.