Griffonshire (Brussels Griffon Yorkie Mix)

The Griffonshire is a cute and adorable cross between two purebred dog breeds, the Brussels Griffon and the Yorkshire Terrier (both parents are toy breeds)

Brussels Griffon X Yorkshire Terrier = Griffonshire

The Appearance

This Brussels Griffon Yorkie mix is a cute bundle of joy, which is a small sized dog which may weigh up to 8-10 pounds and grow up to 8-10 inches tall when fully grown.

The appearance and its personality largely depend on the parent’s breed. This breed can have a rough and wiry coat like the Brussels Griffon or long and silky straight hair like the Yorkie. They can come in many different colors but the most common include golden, black, brown, cream, and blue.

The Griffonshire has a small black nose, short muzzle, and a small but stocky body that is not delicate. Due to its small features, it looks like a puppy even in its adulthood days.

Griffonshire Pictures

Quick Information

CharacteristicsDetails
NameGriffonshire
Other NamesGriffonshire Terrier
ColorBlack, Creme, Grey, Blue
CoatStraight, Medium, Dense and Silky
Breed TypeCrossbreed Dogs
Breed GroupToy Dog,
SizeSmall Sized
Hieght7-10 Inches
Weight8-10 Pounds
Life Span/Life Expentancy12-14 Years
TemperamentSweet, Quiet, Loving, Playful, Affectionate
SheddingMinimal
HypoallergenicNO
Energy LevelActive
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with Other DogsYes
Competitive Registration/Qualification InformationDBR, IDCR

Temperament/Behaviour

They may be difficult to train at times, thus they should be given obedience training from their puppy days. and patience, you can use positive reinforcement techniques to make him obey your commands.

Care ~ Exercise

These dogs are tiny energy bundles and need at least exercise for 45 to 60 minutes per day. This will help them to channelize their energies and keep them even-tempered.

Take your dog out for a brisk walk or jog in the morning and then you could take her out to the dog park or for a hike in the local park in the evening.

They love playing dog games like fetch, Frisbee,  and flyball as well as agility training, which she could be quite good at, despite their small size.

Grooming/Maintenance

Both the Brussels Griffon and Yorkshire Terrier required a lot of grooming time. Hence, its offspring the Griffonshire is also a medium maintenance dog, depending on the type of its coat it inherits.

The dogs with silky, longer coats will need daily brushing with a pin brush or metal brush to keep away tangles and remove debris. The shorter hair ones can have to brush two or three times a week.

His teeth should be brushed at least two to three times a week to keep away tar development. Regular clipping of his nails when they become too long is recommended. Check his ears once a week for infection and then give them just a wipe clean with an ear cleanser.

Health Issues

A Griffonshire dog is usually a healthy breed with some of its health concerns passed on from the parent’s lineage. They have an average life-span of 12-14 years.

Common health problems include;

Training

He is smart and tends to listen and obey well but he can sometimes have a stubborn side so training will likely be moderately easy. Be consistent and positive, offer him encouragement and reward him for his successes. Treats are often a great motivator.

Early Socialization alongside training and play time will get him used to different people, children, animals and places. He will be a more confident and happy dog.

Positive Reinforcement techniques will help them know you are the master and also help them to remove any small dog syndrome if they suffer from any.

Diet/Feeding

Feed him good quality dog food as per his age and size. On average, he should be fed ½ to 1 cup of quality dry dog food each day, split into at least two meals. Fresh drinking water should be available at all times.

Griffonshire Puppy Images

Video: Griffonshire Puppies Playing

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