The Bea Griffon is a breed of small to medium-size dogs that has been developed by crossing the Beagle with the Brussels Griffon. These are dogs that have a vast array of color patterns, starting from red and white, or orange and white, to black and tan, black and red, tricolor, and so on that gives them a very interesting look. Though not a fierce guard dog or a prolific working dog, these dogs would surely make pets, devoid of much downside from the perspective of companionship, health, or personality.
They have a pair of dark, almond shaped eyes, medium to long muzzle ending in a dark nose, floppy ears, athletic looks, and very eloquent expressions. They actually make great loveable dogs that would easily make a bond with its family members by winning their hearts.
|Also known as||Beagle / Brussels Griffon Mix|
|Coat||Short; either harsh and rough, or else soft (depending upon the individual’s dominant genetic trait)|
|Colors||Black, Black & Brown, Black & White, Chocolate, Cream, Dark Brown, Fawn, Golden, White|
|Type||Toy dog, hound dog, Companion dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||10 to 12 years|
|Weight||12-24 pounds (for full grown male and female)|
|Height (size)||Small; 8-15 inches|
|Personality Traits||Loving, social, active, playful, intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||Afghanistan|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, IDCR, DDKC|
This breed originated in the mid-eastern country of Afghanistan. Though not a very old breed, but this cross is gradually gaining much popularity in the western world.
As a pet, the Bea Griffon is a friendly dog with a very pleasant character. They are equally well-behaved, full of life and enthusiasm, and has intelligence considered much above average dog intellect. It can make a very loving pet that loves being around with people, especially those that they love, or are fond of, not to mention its owner. Adaptable as they are, they can fit themselves well in all types of houses, and are comfortable thriving in any kind of setup – be it an apartment or a large house.
The bea griffons love to chew things, and to jump. Most of the individuals cherish playing energetic games like those of fetching and retrieving. Their affectionate nature, and their ability to display affection, is probably the most outstanding trait of these dogs. Their affectionate, caring and loving nature very easily makes them an extremely faithful and loyal companion. Their friendliness probably stood as a hindrance to their ability as guard or watch dogs.
These dogs would generally get along quite well with strangers, with kids and their transgressive nature, and are even able to maintain a balanced and tolerant relationship with other pets in the family. Since both its parent breeds can easily adapt themselves with other family pets, the BG too is no exception. However, the puppy would show more tolerance towards older children if it has taken more to the Brussels Griffon parent. Though they are primarily considered as an indoor dog, but considering their sturdy appearance, they are quite strong and athletic, and would cherish the moments spent outdoors. They are good for every climate.
These dogs, by their sweet disposition, will probably never allow you to be rude. Even if you are prone to frequent impatience, it is to be noted that, these dogs would do well with patient and consistent training techniques. Being canids that belong to the above average intelligent group, the BG would make quick learners. Begin all the basic training like potty, crate and obedience soon after you adopt your puppy from the breeders or the rescue.
Teach them the desired etiquette dogs must learn while living with their human owners. Teach them that, it’s you who is the leader of its pack, as also the ways to socialize with others, and behave well with other dogs and pets, or strangers. Ask your friends and kinsmen visit you, since this should help them get accustomed to more and more news faces every day. This would also keep away any possible behavioral issues in its adulthood.
These puppies will show their intent on learning new things, and hence, can easily be trained. Utilize this opportunity, since their inherent acumen would always maneuver the Bea Griffons to be very adept to knowing tricks and grasping new concepts.
No special recommendation for diet type, but only general dog diet. Though, considering its level of energy, make sure your bea griffon pup gets the best of nutrition, including the necessary carbs and proteins, especially during its growing days. Before you grab a packet of dog food from the pet store, go for high-quality dog food or kibbles meant for dogs of its size and energy.