Facts & Origin
Bea Griffon (Beagle and Griffon Bruxellois Mix)
The Bea Griffon is an adorable mix of a Beagle and a Griffon Bruxellois, two breeds with distinctive personalities and different origins. The Beagle is a British breed known for its excellent tracking abilities. The Griffon Bruxellois, known for its distinctive beard and energetic personality, originated in the Belgian capital of Brussels.
Suitability and Husbandry
A Bea Griffon can be an excellent companion for a variety of households. They are active dogs that need regular exercise , but their small to medium size makes them suitable for apartment living as long as they get enough exercise. They do well with families, but are also suitable for singles or couples. Because of their sociable nature, they do not do well in households where they are left alone for extended periods of time.
|Origin||UK - Belgium|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Friendliness, curiosity and energy are hallmarks of the Bea Griffon. They often inherit the loving, playful nature of the Beagle and the bubbly energy and fearlessness of the Griffon Bruxellois. These dogs are often very social and enjoy the company of people and other animals. They are intelligent and quick to learn, but can also have a headstrong streak that sometimes makes training a challenge.
Overall, the Bea Griffon is an adorable and lively little dog that can prove to be a loyal and playful companion. His friendly and outgoing temperament makes him a great favorite for many dog lovers.
Care and health
Grooming a Bea Griffon can vary depending on the coat type. Short-haired Bea Griffons require minimal grooming, while those with wiry coats may need regular brushing and possibly trimming to prevent matting. Regular dental care is also important, as smaller breeds are often more prone to dental problems.
Health-wise, Bea Griffons may be prone to the same conditions that affect their parent breeds , including hip dysplasia, eye problems and epilepsy. Regular vet visits and a healthy diet are critical to monitor their overall health.
What does this mixed breed look like?
With such different parent breeds, the appearance of a Bea Griffon can vary greatly. They can reach a height of 20 to 40 cm and weigh between 7 to 14 kg. Their coat can be short like a Beagle's or wiry and coarse like a Griffon Bruxellois. Coat colors can vary and range from the typical beagle colors (tri-color, sable, white) to the reddish and black colors of a Griffon Bruxellois. Their face can have either the characteristic Beagle wrinkles and ears or the distinctive muzzle and beard of a Griffon Bruxellois.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
However, as the dog ages, this elasticity can be lost and completely inhibited by diseases such as spondylosis.
Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.
This mixed breed usually reaches a size of 20-40 cm.
The color can be different: red, white, black, brown and so on.
This hybrid breed requires regular brushing.
This mixed breed is very energetic and persistent, playful and intelligent. They can also be reserved and fearful if not well socialized.
This hybrid breed has an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.