Petit Brabançon is a unique dog breed from Belgium that was bred for hunting rats and other vermin in Belgium streets. These are very intelligent and affectionate dogs and because of that, they are favored by people. Petit Brabançon dogs have a lot of energy as they were bred for working purposes.
FUN FACT: This is one variant of the breed. The other two are Griffon Bruxellois and Griffon Belge.
7-10 in (18-25 cm)
8-10 lb (3,5–4,5 kg)
Petit Brabançon originates from Belgium where they were used for hunting vermin in stables. In the creation of Brussels Griffons, many breeds took part including Affenpinscher, Pug, and English Toy Spaniel. As time passed these dogs were favored for their work abilities. They were also used as pets. Both World Wars decreased the number of these dogs and they were nearly extinct in their native land but they were still used in England and thanks to them this dog breed survived.
Brussels Griffons are still a rare dog breed even today.
Dog Breed Characteristics
Petit Brabançon dogs have a short coat and their hair is harsh and flat. Regular brushing is required to keep this dog looking good.
Petit Brabançon coat color:
- Black and tan
With these dogs, the rest is basic care. Trim their nails if the dog doesn’t wear them out naturally, regularly check their ears for any signs of infection (bad odor, redness…), and bathe them a few times a year.
Petit Brabançon dogs are medium active and they will need a proper amount of daily activities to be happy. Playing with his owner in the house, chasing the ball, or just long walks can all do the trick and keep this dog satisfied. If you provide him with enough daily activities you don’t have to worry that your dog will miss behave.
Petit Brabançon also requires proper socialization like any other dog breed. The best way is to start with the socialization process as soon as you bring your Petit Brabançon home. The most important thing is to allow your dog to explore all different sights, sounds, people, and other animals so he could learn how to properly react in many different situations he may find himself in. With proper socialization, your dog will be well behaved and you don’t have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.
Petit Brabançon and kids
As a pet, the Petit Brabançon can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. Especially they love kids and they can be great playing partners for them.
No matter how good your dog is you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)
Petit Brabançon and other animals
Petit Brabançon gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs. Petit Brabançon can get along with other smaller animals and here is where the correct socialization process will take its part.
Petit Brabançon is generally a healthy dog but like most of the dog breeds in the world, they can suffer from some health problems. Those problems include:
- Eye infections
- Hip dysplasia
- Patella luxation
If you want to get a puppy with the best possible health you should never buy him from an irresponsible dog breeder. Official and responsible dog breeders regularly check their breeding dogs and they will not breed dogs if there is a possibility that the puppies will end up with inherited diseases.
Petit Brabançon breeders
Petit Brabançon is not a very popular dog across the world so you must be patient if you want to get this dog. When trying to find Petit Brabançon breeders take your time and explore all your options. We advise you only to search and contact official and responsible dog breeders because if you do so you can be sure that your future puppy will have the best possible start in life - good and responsible breeders take good care of their dogs and provide them with everything they need.
World Dog Finder team