The Brussels Griffon is a great little dog but does it do best with specific breeds or perhaps with individuals within a specific breed? This section of The Brussels Griffon Forum webportal will explore relationships between the Griff (never a Brussels) and the breeds, mix-breeds, and random-bred dogs with whom it shares its life.
We will also look at the Griff with other Griffs at a later date. Is this a pack breed, wish to be a single dog, or have one other Griff mate? or is it as individualistic a trait as any other breed.
Stay tuned to learn more about this grreeat little breed.
Lola, the Griff pup, is tiny. I give the dobes much needed breaks.
I have the whole kitchen expened off and separated so the dobes have their peace and quite outside the kitchen. When all of us are together I am right on top of everyone, teaching "feet" meaning (the puppy is not to be touched with a foot, period or nose poked) and the dobes have an instant down when Lola gets the zoomies.
Gitte brings Lola toys (see above photo) and wants to play and is very calm and still for Lola. Both dogs have a sense of how small she is, what concerns me is a quick sudden unintentional movement by one of the dogs, like jumping up to bark at the window and catching the puppy in the middle of it.
If the puppy is next to a dobe, I am next to a dobe. Otherwise she is separated by expen or in a crate. And it is a TON of work. All the bathroom trips outside alone. WHEW! ;-)
Andrea Jenkins, Hyjinx Griffon Bruxellois, New Zealand