About the Griffonshire
The Griffonshire is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Brussels Griffon and the Yorkshire Terrier. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Griffonshire is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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Its coat is golden brown.
The Griffonshire may present any combination of Yorkshire Terriers and the Brussels Griffon temperament. They can be very quiet, sweet and loving. They are occasionally playful and may have burst of energy.
This breed may be prone to bronchitis and an assortment of lung problems inherited from the Griffonshire.
They are low maintenance. Some may inherit the wiry coat of the Brussels or the smooth coat of the Yorkie. They do not shed and a brush or comb once or twice a week is all that is needed to remove dead hair. They have very little odor if any, although because they have the beard like the Brussels it tends to get dirty when they are eating and may require you to wipe down the mouth and beard area occasionally.
The coat may be a combination of the wiry Brussels and the smooth Yorkie. Occasional trips to the groomer are needed to trim the feet, face, belly and private areas.
Griffon Shires are very energetic and it's recommended they have a large yard to roam. If a yard is not available, several daily leash walks will be required. Also consider frequent trips to the dog park.
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- My Griffinshire seems to suffer from low self esteem. He always needs to be reassured that ...
My Griffinshire seems to suffer from low self esteem. He always needs to be reassured that he is loved. He will compete and fight with my teacup Yorkie for my attention. He seems jealous of the other dogs and wants all my attention...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
- My Griffonshire runs from everyone that comes into our house. He runs into a secure place ...
My Griffonshire runs from everyone that comes into our house. He runs into a secure place and will hide from everyone. He is scared of everyone. Is this normal behavior?Asked by Anonymous - Array answers