Brussels griffon


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Brussels griffon

n.
Any of several varieties of small dog of a breed originating in Belgium, having a rough or smooth coat and a short muzzle.
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Brus′sels grif′fon


n.
one of a Belgian breed of toy dogs with an upturned nose and a reddish brown coat.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.Brussels griffon - breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzleBrussels griffon - breed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
Brabancon griffon - a variety of Brussels griffon having a short smooth coat
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Last year, the prestigious Best in Show award went to adorable 3-year-old Brussels Griffon (Toy Group) named Newton.
Stephen and Marc put forward their beloved Brussels Griffon, Cyril - despite his slightly unfortunate appearance.
Aside from being an actress and comedian, Catherine is also an animal-lover, passionate about animal welfare and, of course, a dog owner - she's completely besotted by her Chihuahua Brussels Griffon cross called Twinkle.
A purebred Brussels griffon, 5-year-old Baxter was abandoned at 3 months of age before he was rescued and adopted by Henderson.

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