Belgian griffons is a wonderful dog
Belgian griffons decorative specifically bred breed of dogs. Her ancestors were good ratters. This breed, together with the Brussels Griffon and Petit-Brabancon is in the top three small Belgian dogs. They differ only in color and type of wool, but each has its own breed standard.
Currently, Belgian griffons have long lost their skills, but their inherent bravery and a very active lifestyle preserved. These kids are not afraid of the enemy, what size it was. Such crumbs are ready to defend the master to the last drop of blood, although in General these dogs are friendly, loving and great to find a common language with the inhabitants of the house.
An interesting feature of these babies is a bit excessive shyness, which manifested at the sight of strangers.
Most likely, it originated from crossing the Brussels Griffon with the Terrier, dwarf Spaniel and the pug. Puppies described the breed first appeared at an exhibition in 1889. The griffons their development and popularity should be obliged to the Queen of Belgium. It was she who first fell in love with these little dogs. Such patronage has allowed them to very quickly become very popular in the country and considered a national breed.
In history also it is mentioned that the Serbian Queen Draga used this breed to test their foods. To prevent poisoning, she gave the dog to taste the food before you enjoy the most. One day her pet died after the meal, confirming her suspicions.
At the beginning of the 20th century, changes were made to the breed standard of the Griffon Bruxellois, as well as marked differences between the three similar dogs. Then Belgian griffons acquired its present appearance. At the same time began the mass export of these dogs from Belgium to USA and European countries. This greatly contributed to the popularity and dissemination of the breed Belgian Griffon. Photo with their image was at the time a good souvenir. Before the first world war griffons of all kinds have become one of the most popular dogs in Belgium.
After the war, the kids of this breed practically disappeared. And the development started almost from scratch. But world war II again caused a huge damage to this species. Currently, they are distributed in the UK and USA, but in Belgium it's now quite a rare breed.
Belgian griffons is a miniature, perfectly shaped, strong dogs. Their features – the snub-nosed muzzle and round eyes. Figure they have enough tight, chest broad, legs of medium length and straight, a little bit similar to cat. The tail is quite high. The head is shaped like an Apple, it is very wide with a pronounced fracture in the middle and a domed skull. All the Belgian dogs lower fangs protrude more significant top. Movement is very powerful, with strong tremors in his back legs.
The growth of these kids is not regulated, but their weight is very accurate. It should not exceed six pounds, but may not be less than three and a half. Usually their growth is not more than 25 cm.
Belgian griffons is a wonderful companion dog. They are agile and mobile. It is easy to learn various tricks.