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Weight: 7-15 lbs.
Energy Level: Low – Moderate
The Broodle Griffon is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 12-15 years
Also known as a Brussapoo or a Griffinpoo, the Broodle Griffon is an adorable cross between a Brussels Griffon and a Poodle. Poodles are notorious for a few serious health issues, like cataracts and bloat, but the Brussels Griffon is a relatively healthy pup. Your Broodle Griffon could go either way, depending on which parent breed contributes the biggest dose of health-related genetics. Either way, to ensure your Broodle Griffon lives the healthiest life possible, take her to regular vet check-ups and feed her a wholesome, nutritious diet.
Tracheal Collapse – Most prominent in small dogs, this condition is caused by trauma, or sicknesses (like bronchitis and pneumonia). Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing, dry coughing, rapid breaths, lethargy, lack of interest in exercise or other normal activities, blue gums, and loss of consciousness due to lack of air. Surgery is recommended to correct a collapse. If there is an underlying infection, vet-prescribed antibiotics or hospitalization and IVF can clear up further health issues.
Other health issues a Broodle Griffon might encounter include cataracts, glaucoma, cherry eye, reverse sneezing, and skin allergies. These pups boast a lengthy average lifespan of 12-15 years, but there have been reports of 18 to 19-year-old Broodle Griffons.
Temperament & Train-ability
Where Poodles can be sweet but stubborn and snippy, the Brussels Griffon is known for being affectionate and somewhat yappy. None of these traits are bad exactly, but they are traits that you might want to train out of your Broodle Griffon. Most of these crossbreed canines are playful, loving, and adoring. But they have a tendency to bark at every little sound…and keep barking. Through proper training, you can train your pup to cease barking immediately upon command. But she will remain alert and attentive to any sounds or odd movements.
The Broodle Griffon loves being adored and pet. They are very social, especially with children that they’ve grown up around. They enjoy being loved constantly, but they can also be left alone for a few hours. Being left alone overnight might trigger an anxiety attack though, so always leave your Broodle Griffon with someone you trust when you plan on being out of the house for longer than 12 hours.
These even-tempered dogs are usually well-behaved, but they have a stubborn streak—thanks to their Poodle genetics. She will get along well with dogs that she’s grown up around, or been around for a long time, but she might buck up to and challenge other pups. This could make dog parks a problem if you don’t train her to be accepting of other dogs. Exercise is important to a Broodle Griffon. She needs at least 2 daily walks and plenty of occupying toys to keep her mind and body healthy. Even better if you have a fenced-in backyard where she can go out whenever she wants.
Make sure your Broodle Griffon knows that you are the dominant leader of your pack. She may try to challenge your authority with disobedience at first, but be firm, patient, and clear about your expectations of her. Training will be a cinch after she recognizes you as her alpha. The Broodle Griffon is highly intelligent, so she should catch on the commands quickly. Reward obedience with nutritious, meaty, bite-sized treats and positive praise. Never raise your hand or voice to a Broodle Griffon. They hold grudges, so negative behavior will make her shy away from you in the future.
The Broodle Griffon’s coat type and grooming needs depend entirely on which parent breed she takes after most. If her coat is like a Poodle with curly, lengthy hairs, she will need to be brushed daily with a once-a-month trim. If her coat is like a Brussels Griffon with lengthy, straight hairs, she will need to be brushed 3 times a week with a bi-monthly trim.
Bathe your Broodle Griffon whenever she gets dirty. Most owners opt for monthly baths with gentle dog shampoo. Luckily, due to her small size, this pup could comfortably fit in a sink for bath time. Brush her teeth once a day, trim her nails bi-weekly, and clean her ears with a gentle, vet-recommended solution once a week.
The Broodle Griffon requires one cup of dry, high-quality dog food, divided into two meals every day. Nutrition is important to such a small dog. Their body uses every ounce of the nutrients in a wholesome meal, so make sure her food is nourishing and packed with protein, good fats, and fiber. The Broodle Griffon wouldn’t benefit from too much sugar or simple carbs, mostly found in cheap, chemical-laden dog foods.
If you need a dog food suggestion, ask your vet what they would recommend for your Broodle Griffon. Ask for an inexpensive, but nutritious, option to satisfy your crossbreed pup. Also, when you give your Broodle Griffon treats, make them bite-sized to avoid broken teeth or choking hazards.
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Brussel Griffons are difficult dogs to find, but Poodles are abundant in the dog world. Their mix, the Broodle Griffon, can be a challenging crossbreed to track down. While local shelters rarely have these pups, you might get lucky. Adoption fees would range between $150 to $200 roughly. This excludes the additional costs of toys, food, vaccinations, flea treatments, and other necessities and accessories.
If you happen to find a Broodle Griffon breeder, you can expect to pay upwards of $750 for a puppy. However, because of their rarity and high demand, breeders may up the price as the existence of this crossbreed becomes more well-known.
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Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Broodle Griffon is a solid 2 on the Paws ‘N’ Pups scale. They can be a bit snippy and yappy, but good, proper, patient training can turn them into well-rounded, affectionate family pets.
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