The Broodle Griffon is an adorable mixture of the Brussels Griffon and the Poodle, both of which are intelligent and playful dogs that make great pets.
It is safe to say that the Broodle Griffon fares better in terms of strength and temperament, and has a more well-rounded personality.
As is common with most tiny dogs, the Broodle Griffon will enjoy nothing more than to be sitting comfortably on your lap.
They also will not like being left alone, so you will need to make sure that if you do opt for a Broodle Griffon, you can keep it accompanied for the better part of the day.
Which brings us to the main purpose of this guide: how can you be sure that the Broodle Griffon is the right kind of pet for you?
This hybrid dog does not have too many requirements, to begin with, but it is always better to get a glimpse of what you can expect from living with a dog of this kind.
In this complete manual, you will get more than a glimpse into life with the Broodle Griffon, which is also otherwise known as the Brussels Poo, Brus-a-poo, GriffenPoo, or Griffen Doodle.
By compiling this guide, we aim to provide you with all the necessary tips, tricks, and other informative tidbits that will not only help you decide on whether the Broodle Griffon is a good match for you but also help you with its upkeep later on.
So strap in and prepare to be amazed by the limitless qualities of this combination of the Poodle and the Brussels Griffon.
The Broodle Griffon Puppies – Before You Buy…
It is essential that you do ample research before getting any pet.
Use the following outline as a starting point for your research of this breed:
- What is the price of a Broodle Griffon pup?
- Where will I find honest breeders for this hybrid?
- What will I need to give the Broodle Griffon the most comfortable lifestyle?
The answers to these will help you build on your decision of getting this puppy as a pet.
What price are the Broodle Griffon puppies?
On average, a new Broodle Griffon puppy of good quality will normally fall within a price range of $500 to $750, which makes it quite affordable.
Other expenses that you should expect to make once you get a Broodle Griffon include both medical and non-medical costs.
The former will usually amount to $450 to $600 a year, which other costs like food, toys, and other paraphernalia related to a dog will add up to $275 to $400.
How to find reputable Broodle Griffon breeders?
While a lot of prospective dog owners can get intimidated by the prerequisite breeder-hunt, this is not a difficult task.
All interested customers will usually start their search either of two ways: contacting a breeder recommended by word of mouth, or by scouting several breeders on the Internet.
In any case, it is best to do your homework before you make any deal with a breeder that you don’t know much about.
Some basic indicators that distinguish an honest breeder from a dishonest one include his/her ability to provide all papers relating to the medical tests carried out on the Broodle Griffon puppy as well as its Poodle and Brussels Griffon parent.
Moreover, an honest breeder will also let you observe other dogs in the kennel to ensure the comfortable living conditions provided to all animals.
Visiting the kennel will also prove to you that the Broodle Griffon that is about to be sold to you comes from a reliable source and was not produced in a puppy mill.
Puppy mills make the dogs go through the unethical and harmful process of fast breeding to boost the production of an abnormally high number of puppies.
This often compromises the health of the dogs.
Moreover, you should meet both parents of the puppy to see what personality the Broodle Griffon is likely to take after.
3 Little-known facts about the Broodle Griffon puppies
- Small-dog syndrome is easily developed in these tiny pooches
A common behavioral issue amongst small-sized dogs is the small dog syndrome that arises as a result of the failed establishment of boundaries within the household.
As the owner and trainer of your dog, you should be firm in your ways and make sure that your pet understands that you are its master.
Otherwise, the Broodle Griffon will assume a role of dominance and get out of hand.
- While it is not a high-maintenance pet, regular grooming is required
The frequency of brushing required to groom the Broodle Griffon will depend on the texture of the coat that it inherits.
If it takes after the curly coat of the Poodle, it will need brushing at least twice a week to prevent tangling of the fur.
On the other hand, if your pet gets the smooth fur coat of the Brussels Griffon, it will have less maintenance need.
In any case, regular brushing at a weekly frequency will suffice to keep your pet healthy.
Teeth and ears should be cleaned several times a week to avoid infections, and a bath when needed should be given to keep it clean.
- Socialization from the onset is essential
A Broodle Griffon that is not socialized as a puppy will find it hard to accept a new, strange face in its life.
Therefore, in order to curb the barking tendencies and the inherent anxiousness that comes from the Brussels Griffon in the presence of strangers, make sure that you get it accustomed to different surroundings and people as a puppy.
This will help it feel secure even in a new environment.
Physical Traits of the Broodle Griffon
The Broodle Griffon can vary in looks, based on the stronger DNA in its gene pool. Overall, the Broodle Griffon has a well-proportioned body with short, stocky legs.
It is more likely that the shape of its head will take after the Brussels Griffon, but the overall size if the Broodle Griffon will be small, much like both of its parents.
How big is a full-grown Broodle Griffon?
The Broodle Griffon is a short dog with stubby legs.
This means that the males of this kind will have a minimum height of 9 inches and will not grow taller than 14 inches.
The females will be even shorter, taking up heights of a mere 8 to 10 inches, which is even less than one complete foot.
Similarly, the Broodle Griffon is also not a hefty dog, weighing only about 9 to 15 pounds for a full-grown male, and 7 to 12 pounds for the female.
What is the life expectancy of the Broodle Griffon?
Fortunately, the Broodle Griffon does not have a short lifespan.
The life expectancy of this hybrid is considered normal for dogs of this size and kind.
The Broodle Griffon is expected to live up to 10 to 15 years.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Broodle Griffon
Whether you’re looking for a small dog because you prefer it that way or due to lack of space to cater to a large dog, rest assured that the Broodle Griffon will not lack in personality.
This is an intelligent breed with a calm demeanor.
In addition to their contagious cheerfulness, the Broodle Griffon is a breed that will go to any lengths to please you and abide by you.
That being said, you will have to train it from an early stage to establish a pack leadership environment in the house, which is most suitable for the development of your pet.
The Broodle Griffon is affectionate, and for all the love that it showers on you and your family, it craves some show of love and appreciation from you too.
The most peaceful spot for a Broodle Griffon to unwind is your lap, where it will often curl up and cuddle in with you.
Good with kids and pets, the Broodle Griffon will mesh with anyone that it deems to be a friendly face.
Having said that, it is always good to supervise interactions with young toddlers, not for the safety of the children, but to ensure that the delicate dog is not mishandled by children who can mistake it for a stuffed toy.
The Broodle Griffon can seem to be reserved around an unfamiliar face, but that does not mean it won’t make the effort to extend a friendly hand and get along with that person once it knows there is no danger.
It can very well inherit the inquisitiveness of its Brussels Griffon parent, making it slightly defensive.
This is where the importance of early socialization comes in so that your pet does not face any difficulty warming up to new people that it meets for the first time.
These dogs can tend to be high-strung, and while some dogs of this kind can resort to barking, most of them will inherit the peaceful demeanor of their Poodle parent.
The Broodle Griffon Diet
Keeping in mind the moderate activity levels of the Broodle Griffon, it should be fed an adequate diet rich in nutrients that are in line with its size, age, and exercise levels.
Avoid feeding it filler foods, like carbohydrates.
Furthermore, your dog should be fed a diet that is low in fats, owing to its predisposition towards digestive problems.
Total daily consumption of one cup of dog food, split into two to three meals throughout the day should suffice to keep the Broodle Griffon fit and appropriately fed.
How much Exercise does a Broodle Griffon need?
The Broodle Griffon does well with a moderate amount of daily exercise.
While it is an active dog, small canines often meet their activity requirements by keeping themselves busy around the house.
Short walks of 45 minutes a day coupled with some regular trips to dog parks will keep your pet fit and well-socialized with other animals.
The Broodle Griffon will most appreciate games where the whole family is involved, which will make it feel like a part of the family.
These dogs are known to have an adventurous streak which makes them want to explore the outdoors by romping around.
So if you plan on letting your pet out in the yard a lot, make sure that it has a boundary wall that does not let the Broodle Griffon escape from home.
Also ensure that your pet does not get exposed to extremely hot climates, though it is quite resistant to warm temperatures and will adapt better to warm weather.
The Broodle Griffon Health and Conditions
This is an overall healthy breed with no specific diagnoses.
However, as with all hybrid dogs, the Broodle Griffon can get affected by health ailments that are common to either of its parents.
These include respiratory issues, eye problems, Addison’s disease, tracheal collapse, and aortic stenosis.
My final thoughts on the Broodle Griffon
All things considered, the Broodle Griffon is an enjoyable dog as far as small breeds go.
This is not just a pretty face meant to carry out goofy tricks for the entertainment of its family, though it will end up doing that without even realizing it.
The Broodle Griffon is intelligent and sensitive, which means that it will always keep your mood in account whenever you’re around.
The intensity with which the Broodle Griffon attaches itself to its owners and family is a testament to its inability to be able to spend long hours away from the people it loves.
This is not necessarily a bad thing, because we guarantee that once you bring a Broodle Griffon home, you will not want to stay away from it yourself.
Good with kids, good with pets, and adaptable to various kinds of lifestyles, the Broodle Griffon is the complete hybrid pet for you.
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- The Broodle Griffon Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Broodle Griffon
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Broodle Griffon
- The Broodle Griffon Diet
- The Broodle Griffon Health and Conditions
- My final thoughts on the Broodle Griffon