Griffon Dog, Brabant Petit (pictured)
The first thing that comes to mind looking at thesefunny dogs - Domovyata! Snub nose, cunning eyes, and even with a mustache and beard. And hidden behind such unusual appearance cheerful disposition and exceptional fortitude. So who are the griffins? Let's get acquainted with them more closely: what griffon dog, where it came from and what it represents.
History griffins, or three in one
Griffins - a group of rocks. It includes the Brussels Griffon, Belgian Griffon and brabansky Griffin (Petit Brabancon). His pedigree, these dogs are from Belgium, where they appeared in the early 15th century. Different sources describe the different versions of the origin and breeding of griffins.
In the basic version it is hunting dogs (one of theThey hounds, other cops). These rocks were created specifically for hunting in France, and their appearance was formed taking into account local climatic conditions and characteristics of hunting.
Another version claims that originally brought the gryphon for rodent control. How excellent rat-catchers were kept in their homes commoners, artisans and merchants.
But some sources reported that the griffins - Pets aristocracy. Precious tiny dogs were a symbol of elegance and indispensable companion to the ladies of high society.
The debate about their origin did not subside until now. It will be born in them the truth or not - is unknown. But Griffins (and Brussels, and the Belgian and Petit Brabancon) are so genetically similar that never cease to amaze even professional dog trainers.
Genetics gryphons, or Wonders Kennel
The fact that even a single mother and onelitter can be born at once all three breed gryphons! And determine which breed puppy is only in color and type of wool (and that - closer to the months of age). It is also noteworthy that the parents are born as a wirehaired Gorny and "bristly" kids. While haired wirehaired griffons do not bring offspring.
Interesting and metamorphosis with color. For example, petit Brabant can be red, black and black and tan, Brussels - only red, and the Belgian Griffon - black or black and tan. So give Petit Brabancon puppies of all colors, but two red parents will only ginger offspring. And Brussels Griffons give only red Brabant and griffins. Why? Riddle ...
Regarding the species involved in the removal ofmodern griffins. So here too there is no consensus. It is believed that in their veins flows the blood and King Charles Spaniel and the Affenpinscher and the Irish and Yorkshire Terriers, and even the pug. Some dog experts argue that the round eyes and a snub-nosed snout got it from griffins pugs.
But what would the blood flowed in them either, griffins really do not look like all the other dogs and surprisingly similar to each other. How to distinguish the griffins?
Species griffins, or such similar, but different
All griffins - a small and energetic dogs. They have a round bulging eyes, flattened upturned noses and strong constitution. They differ in color and type of hair.
Brussels griffon haired and can only be red color.
Belgian Griffin also has a hard coat, but its color can be black and black and tan.
But Petit Brabancon - smooth coat is black, red or black and tan griffin. And he may have miksovogo color (red with black and brown). And Brabant has no beard and mustache.
Belgian and Brussels Griffons its curious appearance reminiscent of a cross between a dog with a monkey. Petit Brabancon - photos (only caricature) miniature boxer or lean pug.
In addition to the similar appearance of all Griffins are also the same character.
The character of a griffin, or energetic intellectual
Griffin has a balanced psyche and flexiblecharacter. Different intelligence and wit. Very energetic on walks. He loves to run and play. At the same time traveling (in a car, train or plane) behaves quietly and sensitively.
Griffons are very affectionate and loyal dog. Try to be always close to the owner. Very emotional. I feel the mood of the owner. They get along well with children. They get along well with other pets. Clean, easy to education and training. Non-aggressive, but they, too timid can not be named. In short, the ideal dog for any family.
Among the shortcomings can be noted only griffins snoring (snoring well, they in a dream). Although it is not particularly nature and anatomy.
A feature of the care necessary to note the need for trimming (twice a year). Although, for example, Petit Brabancon such care does not require.
However, despite the fact that this dog could be called the ideal companion, it is not suitable for everyone.
Who should start griffins, or similarity of characters
Griffins have a cheerful disposition and boundlessenergy. Therefore, any of the griffons (Belgian, Brussels or Petit Brabancon) does not fit a person gloomy, closed and melancholic (however, such people it is better not to have any dog). But all the griffins are ideal as a family pet.
And if a family has children, the best friend than Griffin for the child simply does not find. He can run and play, he would never hurt a child, and himself will stand.
For older people, too, Griffin will be the perfect companion. They are well behaved on walks, do not bark at passers-by, do not run after cats or birds.
Griffins - great for loverscanine sports. A Petit Brabançon suitable even allergies, dreaming to get a dog - owners griffins argue that no wool, no smell in the house of this dog there.
So if your pet becomes beardedgriffon or Petit Brabancon smooth coat, you will surely find common language with him. And this living with Brownie "a motor" is sure to become not only a favorite of all households, but also a kind of talisman of comfort and family well-being.</ P>