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About the Breed

The history of the Griffons
All three Griffons are descended from the stable pinscher. These dogs were an early companion on horse carriage. The stable pinscher destroyed vermin and made himself very useful as for the rest. With craftsmen, businessmen and workers he paid attention reliably to houses and shops. And even king Heinrich III of France (in 1551-1589) and queen Draga von Serbien (in 1867-1903) several such little dogs to her ever called own. There was stable pinscher though everywhere in Europe, however, they were nowhere as spread as in Belgium. In 1880 the first national dog show took place in Brussels. A small red-yellow Griffon with medium-length hair made the running - everybody simply liked him! One of the judges, a certain Monsieur Limbosch, held the small dog for so valuable that he allowed to cover his bitch still before departure of the champion to England of him. The fox terrier which is valid races today as a founder of the Belgian Griffon arose from this respect. Beside him did itself also Small Waterloo out: He was named after a coffee house which his owner managed, and also counts to the family dogs of the race. At the end of the 19th century breeders tried to optimise the race. They experimented with pug, Yorkshire terrier and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and published in 1904 the first race standard. The red-yellow Brussels Griffon with the hard fur could register till this day the biggest success. He was bred as first level-according and was never caught up by the Belgian Griffon and Petit Brabancon. Three varieties are counted in spite of three separate standards kynologisch to the same race. Around the turn of the century and in the time between both world wars the small Belgians were asked very much. Then the interest and the continuance went out suddenly decreased rapidly. The face with the flat nose did not correspond any more to the general taste, the Griffon was held rare and only by experts. Till this day he is widely unknown in Europe, even in his native country Belgium, only the Britons eager with dog still hold to him the loyalty.

 The being and behaviour of a Griffons
Among lovers the Griffons are a real confidential tip. But experts say: Who likes them not right away, better left the fingers of them. Their charming and loyal being is a pity to to reduce the Belgian Griffons only to her a little bit peculiar appearance.
These Griffons are kind, devoted, uncomplicated dogs who run with pleasure, romp and play. They are also very well suited for the older people who still go for a walk with pleasure and families with children.
Though is content of the Griffy absolutely sometimes with less outlet, you should never renounce a suitable headwork with him, however. He is highly intelligent and curious. He learns a lot already by imitation. Sometimes he thinks up even own plays or art little pieces. In the education he is wilful now and again a little bit; with the things which give just no pleasure to him he can already switch sometimes on strictly. Being sensitive, on the other hand, however, also self-confident being requires a lot of empathy and understanding. He is very sensitive for human moods; hence, he is not suited for impatient, irritable and nervous people. Outdoors he is no tramp, because he is fixed very much on his people. The nearness to his family means everything to him.He is devoted really, affectionate and loyal. Because he loves the narrow body contact with his people, he looks a little bit meddlesome sometimes even.
Like a shade he accompanies his attachment figure everywhere there, she properly worships. Griffys communicate over the eyes. They understand not only words and tone, but observe and react on the expression of her attachment figure.
Capably the intelligent four-legged friend uses his charm and his cheerfulness, which is why him his fans also call antidepressant.
Everybody which has had once a Griffon is firmly persuaded of the fact that this race excels anyone in her qualities, because Griffons have a mystic kind to pull people in her spell.


The care of the Griffons
In the fur care there is with the shaggy Griffons a specificity, namely the Handtrimming. So that the coat of hair remains weatherproof, becomes here the dead hair with the fingers pull out. Otherwise it is enough to brush the dog regularly.
The inhabitant of Brussels or Belgian Griffon have a long beard. An everyday cleaning of the beard and also brushes and combings is compulsory, because everything gets into contact what anyhow with the snout, in this sticks.
Unfortunately, there is very little information in the web like one a Griffon trims. Griffons as well as terrier are trimmed 2 5 times / year, according to hair, by hand, i. e. one plucks the long dead hair, so that the new ones can grow again. While plucking the loose deck hair with the root is removed, therefore the new, strong and coloured hair can grow again. If the old dead hair is not removed, the new hair the skin cannot penetrate by which the natural hair renewal is disturbed. Result: The hair loses his colour, his vigour and his protection before the weather. Besides, trimming is healthy, because it promotes the blood circulation and protects the dog against prolonged moisture.
To be able to trim a dog, his hair must own the necessary maturity. Dogs with ripe coat of hair catch in to lose hair or to scratch to remove the dead and hair itchy now independently. The trimmable hair precipitates only very hard only and the dead hair root cause the itch. In order to trim one strokes the hair against the growth direction, takes out a SMALL bundle of the long hair which stands out, and plucks the ripe hair with thumb and forefinger in growth direction. Always only few hair takes. By applying of nursing lime the hair becomes more useful. Also Baden of the dog before trimming should be avoided before, because the hair becomes too smooth and is badly to be pulled. If one makes trimming right, the hair can be solved quite easily and the dog notices almost nothing at all. If one worries against it the Griffy, one makes from a shaggy Brussels Griffon a wavy, soft-hairy blonde whose fur sucks water in wet weather to themselves completely and allows to worse dry the dog.
While trimming the Griffons one begins best of all in the head and works the way up  to the tail. In the end one trims rod, belly, breast, legs and rod flag which must also become gromed. In the legs the excessive hair with the fingers is plucked. Also the hair on the inside of the ear and in the ear is also plucked, because a good aerial circulation is important in the ear. Otherwise the hair closes, it comes inflammations.
The scissors are used only in the eyes and paws. The hair of the paws becomes lateral from below upwards, always in small steps with the scissors shortened. In the state the claws may not touch the ground.
The beard of a Belgian and inhabitant of Brussels Griffons is never trimmed, but is maintained as on top described.
A Brabanter Griffon does not need are trimmed, but must be brushed above all with the fur change well.

Illness of the Breed

-Syringomyelie (SM) & Arnold Chiarie Similar Deformities (CM)

-Eyes and Heart defects some Griffons have also HD



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