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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Griffonshire Build Information

The Griffonshire is a hybrid dog created from the mixture of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Brussels Griffon purebreds. These dogs are small, standing only up to 8 inches in height, with a coat that is either the long and silky one of the Yorkshire Terrier or the Brussel Griffon's rough, dense or short, smooth one. They come in many colors, primarily blue, black/tan, brown, and red.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Griffonshires are affectionate and loving, making great additions for families. They can, however, be willful and enjoy being the pack leader so training should be done early to avoid any undesirable behaviors. They are high energy dogs and require both daily walks and playtime to stay fit.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Chestnut
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Wiry

Griffonshire Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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