HISTORY OF GRIFFONS

The breed’s history and standard
Griffon Bruxellois, Griffon Belge and Petit Brabançon

History:
Griffonens origin and identity are to this day, something of a mystery. It was not until the late 1800s that this fun little race got its identity. But there are several paintings with portraits of griffon-lignene dogs, which can be traced further back … about 1434!
One by Griffons today is a mix of several breeds where the pug, affenspinhcer and yorkshire are any of them.

Apart from the poor and sparse information to find the original griffon, it seems that in certain countries around Europe used the Royal Family dogs as pets. While in Brussels area in Belgium could find the breed at the harbor and in stables as rat dogs.

Overall impression:
A curious, intelligent, lively and robust dog. Compact almost square building, with elegant movements.
Its flat face, prominent cheeks and big dark eyes give Griffon an almost human expression.
Griffons are vigilant and are closely linked to its owner.

One can share breed into three types:
Griffon Bruxellois red and rough coat.
Griffon Belge-black or black and tan and rough coat.
Petit Barbancon red, black or black and tan and smooth coat

Description:
When you disregard coat and color, the standard uniform for all three variants. The head is large and round, with well arched brow. Muzzle is extraordinarily short with a big nose and then the mouth.

Weight: approx. 4 ½ – 7 kg
Height: approx. 25 til 35 cm

CONTACT INFO
Kennel Cilias
Knud Anchers vej 105 B
2610 Rødovre

Phone: 26 22 43 77
griffoner.dk@gmail.com