Bea Griffon

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain <> Belgium -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Bea Griffon

The Bea Griffon is a cross between the Beagle and the Brussels Griffon. They are small but very robust, generally good with strangers and excellent with children and other family pets. They have a gentle disposition, are highly intelligent and quick learners. This is not an old breed, originating in Afghanistan, but is becoming very popular in the Western world. They are very attractive and affectionate by nature. They are well-mannered dogs, adaptable to apartments or houses. As pets, Bea Griffons show exceptional loyalty and affection for their owners and families, and their loyal companionship is invaluable. While the Bea Griffon will never cut it as a guard dog, it will let you know when strangers are around, if only to welcome them indoors.

History of the Bea Griffon

The Bea Griffon's history is unclear, except that it originated in Afghanistan. This hybrid comes from a deliberate mixing of the Beagle with the Brussels Griffon to produce an attractive little dog that has taken on the best features of each parent. They have become popular with celebrities over the past 25 years, helping to expand their distribution. But we can go back to the parent breed to see what their history can add to our Bea Griffon.
        

A little of the Beagle

        
The history of the Beagle goes back to Roman times, although these are not the Beagles we know today. They were originally used for hunting due to their incredible tracking senses, but fell out of favor in the 18th century due to the growing popularity of using Foxhounds for hunting. In the 1800s, they were imported to America, where they were bred to be smaller dogs. The Beagle is a lovable but slightly naughty dog, and they love their food.
Standard of the Beagle

A little of the Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon originated in Brussels, where it resembled a Terrier and was used to hunt vermin in the city's stables. Improvements in breeding saw the original breed mixed with the English Toy Spaniel, Pug and Affenpinscher, eventually producing the dog we know today. Brussels Griffons are lively, intelligent dogs. At times, they can be very tense or sensitive. They love being with their family and will almost stick by your side. Loyal and affectionate, they make ideal pets if well socialized, and children learn not to hurt them with rough play.
Standard of the Brussels Griffon

Appearance of the Bea Griffon

The Bea Griffon is a small dog that has been developed by crossing the Griffon Bruxellois with the Beagle to obtain an adorable, affectionate dog. They have a well-built athletic look and boned straight front legs that are proportional to their body shape. Crossing the Beagle with the Griffon Bruxellois produced a dog with a longer muzzle than the Griffon Bruxellois. This will surely have helped eliminate the respiratory problems associated with short-nosed breeds. The black button nose and almond-shaped eyes are often large, with long, prominent black eyelashes. Their slender tails are held high and they come in a variety of colors, showing off their Beagle features, including their Beagle ears. The Bea Griffon displays the best characteristics of its ancestry, making it an attractive, lively companion dog suitable for many people.

Temperament of the Bea Griffon

As a small companion dog, the Bea Griffon is ideal for an indoor dog that will adapt easily to any house or apartment. Although they are recognized as one of the most affectionate and loyal dogs, they have great intelligence and must learn that they are not the dominant dog or they can become insufferable with their own self-importance. They respond well to training, especially patient and consistent training techniques, never harsh methods. They need to be well socialized when young, getting used to lots of people and other animals to become well-balanced individuals. A daily outing to a dog park will help them accept other people and build relationships with other dogs. The Bea Griffon is an adorable, loyal, affectionate dog that responds well to family inclusion and simply loves the attention of its family.

Needs and activities of the Bea Griffon

This dog is curious and likes to see what's going on in its world. Although not considered active dogs, they love to be with their people and join in the fun. They don't need a routine for exercise, but if they don't have a yard, it's your duty to take them outside so they can run around and socialize. The Bea Griffon will enjoy playing with children and adults, chasing a ball, playing rope or whatever else is going on. They're highly intelligent dogs and learn very quickly if they want to, so expect them to dominate in games. These little dogs adapt well to houses or apartments, and are happy to settle in town or country. If there's a yard, make sure it's well fenced and out of sight. They also adapt well to heat or cold, with the Beagle influence of a longer nose making it easier for the animal to breathe and cool down.

Maintenance of the Bea Griffon

Bea Griffons are easy to care for, requiring only a good brushing once or twice a week with a firm brush. Their coat sheds very little, which helps allergy sufferers, although this depends on the influence of the Bea Griffon's genes as to how much it sheds. The coat doesn't need much of a bath; it only does if it's been rolling in mud or something unpleasant outside. Often, a good rub down with a damp cloth is all that's needed to keep it clean and crisp. Bea Griffon should have his ears checked regularly to make sure there's no build-up of debris that could attract yeast or parasitic infections. Regular wiping with a damp cloth is sufficient every week. Other items on the maintenance list may include nail trimming and tooth brushing. If you familiarize your dog with these procedures when he's young, it will only take a minute or two to make sure your dog looks his best.

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