The Griffon Bruxellois is generally a sturdy, healthy, toy dog and typically lives beyond 9 years old, and some live a good quality life to a much riper older age. The Club Bulletin features ‘Golden Oldies’ who are above 12 years of age. Older Griffons may have ailments as is the case with all living creatures, as the passage of time can create differences in the functions of the body.
Responsible breeders produce Griffon Bruxellois puppies that are bred with health and temperament in mind and undertake the necessary health screening of the breed to maximise the healthiness of the dogs, as recommended in The Griffon Bruxellois Club’s Code of Ethics.
However, in common with other breeds of dogs the Griffon Bruxellois may still encounter some health issues and for the purpose of Griffon owners, or prospective Griffon owners being informed as much as is possible, some information of health issues which may affect the Griffon can be found by clicking the following buttons.
The Club has a Health Committee and any member, or non-member, can approach any of the Club committee or email the Health Co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with an enquiry regarding health issues; if we don’t know the answer we will try to find one.