The Broodle Griffon is a Crossbreed between the Brussels Griffon and the Poodle. The Poodles were used for hunting and most Historians agree that they originated in Germany, and were further developed in France.On the other hand, the Brussels Griffins were used to hunt and kill the Vermin in the stables within the cities.
Facts About Broodle Griffon
|Breed Group||Toy Dog|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Other Names||Griffinpoo, Brusapoo, Brus-a-poo, Brussapoo, Brusselsdoodle, Griffondoodle, Brussels-poo, Griffonpoo.|
|Size & Height||7-9 inches|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DDKC, ACHC, DRA, DBR|
|Shedding||Low to moderate|
|Litter Size||Not Available|
|Colour||Black and tan, Cream, White, Golden, Brown, Apricot.|
|Coat||Curly(like the poodle)or smooth and wavy(like the Brussels Griffon)|
Temperament & Personality
The Broodle Griffon is a playful breed that loves to cuddle with people. The cheerful and joyful nature of this dog makes it ideal for any family which wants to bring in some fresh energy in the form of an animal. The dog also gels well with the young ones and a point to be noted is that this breed takes time in getting comfortable with any stranger.
As they like to stay with people, when left alone for a long period of time they may get anxious and may bark out of anxiety. A long walk in a garden or in a park during evening hours works in favor of this breed. They are very loyal, calm and well behaved.
With minimal exercise needs, they love indoor games if the owner does not have enough time for it. Because of their small nature, they adapt really well to warm climate as long as the climate is not too hot.
The Broodle Griffon needs moderate grooming and regular brushing with a thick brush will keep its fur in a good condition and prevent it from matting. It may require occasional trimming of the hair which will keep its fur soft and shiny. A lot also depends on the density and structure of the fur they inherit. Other important issue includes keeping their ears clean and in good hygiene. To do this, the owner would require a special dog solution from the Veterinarian and a cloth. The cleansing is required to prevent parasites and germs from harboring in the ears.
Another important issue is to keep the teeth clean and disease free. The owners should keep a check on whether there is any kind of infection. The owners should also occasionally clip of the toenails if they get too long.
As a designer dog, the Broodle Griffon side-steps some health issues that often plague its pure-bred parents. Minor concerns are diseases like eye problems and respiratory problems. Major problems include Tracheal collapse, Addison’s disease, Aortic stenosis. Occasional tests are required such as Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Complete physical examination, Chest X-rays, etc.
Owing to their intelligence and a strong inclination to listen to commands, they can be easily trained. They also have a strong eagerness to please their masters.
They are an active breed, so the owner should offer some nutrient-rich diet depending on its size, weight, height, health, etc. The Poodle side makes it vulnerable to digestive issues, hence the owners should go on a low-fat diet for the pet. The breed occasionally suffers from bloating, never plan exercises an hour prior to meals.