Griffichon Breed Information & Characteristics


Are Griffichons Hypoallergenic?

While no dogs are truly 100% hypoallergenic, Griffichons are about as close as it gets, making them an ideal pet if you are an allergy sufferer.


What is a Griffichon personality? What are Griffichon dogs best known for?


Shedding Level

Are Griffichons heavy shedders? How Much Does a Griffichon Shed?

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Griffichon dogs are low shedders. The coat sheds an average amount and doesn't require much care.

Watchdog Ability

What is the watchdog ability of a Griffichon dog?

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The Griffichon breed is one of the worst choice if you want a good watchdog.


Where do Griffichons come from?

United States


What are Griffichons descended from?

Brussels Griffon and Bichon Frise

Breed recognition

What organizations or kennel clubs recognize/register the Griffichon breed?

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
DBR = Designer Breed Registry
DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Date of Birth

When were Griffichons first bred? How old is the Griffichon breed?


Eye Color Possibilites

What color are Griffichon eyes?


Nose Color Possibilites

What color can Griffichon nose be naturally?


Coat Color Possibilites

What color can Griffichon coat be naturally?


Coat Length

How long is a Griffichons coat?

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The coat of a Griffichon falls in the medium length category.

Coat Density

How Dense Is The Griffichon Coat?

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Coat Texture

What is the texture of the hair of a Griffichon?


Litter Size

How many puppies can a Griffichon have in a litter? How many puppies can a Griffichon have in her first litter?

A Griffichon can have a litter of 2-5 puppies on average. However, it's worth noting that the size of the litters can vary greatly. Factors that can influence litter size include the health of the mother, breeding history, and genetics.


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Griffichons are known for their adaptability and versatility, they are capable of adapting well to a wide range of lifestyle changes and living environments. They are a highly adaptable breed, and make great companions for families and individuals of all lifestyles.

Health Issues

Do Griffichons have a lot of health problems?

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The Griffichon is generally considered to be healthy. However, like all breeds, they are susceptible to certain health issues and it is important to keep an eye out for them and address them with your veterinarian as needed.

Major Concerns

What are the major health concerns to be aware of when owning a Griffichon?

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Brachycephalic Syndrome

Minor Concerns

What are the less significant issues to keep in mind when it comes to Griffichons?

Patellar Luxation
Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Occasional Tests

What are the occasional tests recommended for Griffichon breed?

CT Scan
Eye Examination
Respiratory Tests
Skin Evaluation
Blood Tests


Do Griffichons have a lot of energy?

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For those who lead a balanced lifestyle, Griffichons may be a good choice as they have an average energy level.

Social Needs

Do Griffichons need socialization? How social are Griffichons?

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Griffichon have very high social needs. These needs include regular mental and physical stimulation, a job or purpose, and companionship. They thrive in environments where they have a lot of interaction with humans and other dogs.

Exercise Needed

How much exercise should Griffichons get?

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The Griffichon dog requires a moderate amount of physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These breeds are ideal for people who have a moderate amount of time to devote to their pet and enjoy regular physical activity themselves. They also make great family pets as they have the energy to keep up with children and the temperament to be great companions.

Sleeping Need

How much sleep should a Griffichon have? Do Griffichons sleep a lot?

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The Griffichon breed is known for their relaxed and calm nature and tendency to sleep for long periods of time.

Tendency to Bark

How much does it bark?

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The Griffichon is a vocal breed, with a tendency to bark and howl frequently. They may not be the best fit for those seeking a quiet companion. Their barks can vary and can indicate different emotions and needs.


Are Griffichons mouthy?

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Roaming urge

What is the likelihood of a Griffichon running away? Do they have a tendency to explore or wander frequently?

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Prey Drive

Do Griffichon dogs have a high prey drive?

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Activity Level

What is the energy level of a Griffichon? How much energy does a Griffichon have?

Griffichons are medium-energy dogs and typically enjoy socializing and playing casual or even sustained games of chase with other dogs. They may also have occasional periods of barking or racing around the house.

Tolerance of being left alone

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Walks per Week

How far should a Griffichon walk each week? How many miles should a Griffichon walk every week?

There's really no limit to how far you walk your dog as long as they're comfortable. For Griffichon, it's at least 9 miles / week. Just remember to build distance and stamina gradually over time.

Activity per Day

How much a Griffichon should exercise a day? How much activity does a Griffichon need?

In general most Griffichons usually need at least 60 minutes of exercise daily. This can be spread across the day and include all sorts of high-energy activities, like walking, running and playing.


What level of grooming should be provided for a Griffichon?

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This breed is known for having high grooming needs.

Brushing Frequency

How often should you brush a Griffichon?

Ideally, Griffichon should be brushed at least 2 or 3 times a week (preferably daily) improve shedding.

Brushing Tools

What are the most commonly used brushing tools for Griffichons?

Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper


How many cups of food does a Griffichon eat?

For an average 13-16 pound (6 - 7 kg) Griffichon feed 1 cups daily. But, keep in mind, the amount you feed is going to be dependent on the quality of the food you are feeding.

Daily Cost

How Much Does a Griffichon Cost Daily?

The average cost of a Griffichon is somewhere $1.10 - $1.40 per day.

Monthly Cost

How Much Does a Griffichon Cost Per Month?

The average per month expenses of a Griffichon is between $28 - $42. This makes an average of $336 - $504 per year. It will be on the higher side when the dog is still small because it will need more frequent visits to the vet, shots.


How intelligent is a Griffichon?

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The Griffichon have below the average degree of obedience intelligence among other breeds. However, calling them “dumb dogs” is unfair. Where Griffichons lack in obedience & working intelligence, they make up for it with their keen ability to understand human emotions.

Sensitivity Level

How sensitive is a Griffichon dog?

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This dog breed is more sensitive than others and easily overwhelmed by new surroundings and people. They need gentle handling and a calm, stable home environment with positive reinforcement training.

Affection Dependance

Are Griffichon dogs affectionate?

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Apartment Friendly

Do Griffichon do well in apartments? Are Griffichons good indoor dogs?

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Griffichons are known for being excellent apartment dogs. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

Child Friendly

Are Griffichons good with kids? Are Griffichons good around children?

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Griffichons are average friendly dogs towards children.


Are Griffichons good for elderly?

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Cat Friendly

Are Griffichons good with cats? How friendly Griffichons are toward cats?

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Griffichons are very cat friendly dogs. They generally make good companions for cats.

Dog Friendly

Do Griffichon dogs get along with other dogs? Are Griffichons OK with other dogs?

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Griffichons are friendly, active and loyal companions. They generally love to be around other dogs, making them a good family pet for some,

Pet friendly

How do Griffichon dogs interact with other pets? Are they considered pet-friendly?

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Stranger Friendly

Are Griffichons friendly with strangers?

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Griffichons are friendly dogs and won't commonly bark at strangers. However, if you wish to change this, training them is easy. With their intelligence, teaching this breed to do anything is pretty simple.


Do Griffichons like to play? Are Griffichons playful?

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The Griffichon is a playful dog. So, no matter how busy the day may get, the best thing you can do for your Griffichon is to make time each day to play. It can be as little as 15-20 minutes, and it will mean the world to them.


Are Griffichon easily trained?

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Griffichon may require more time, repetition and patience to learn commands than other breeds, and can be challenging to teach new things, but with patience and consistency, they can be trained.