Facts & Origin
Lhaffon (Griffon Bruxellois and Lhasa Apso Mix)
The Lhaffon is a mixed breed created by crossing Griffon Bruxellois and Lhasa Apso. The Griffon Bruxellois, also known as the Brussels Griffon, originates from Belgium and is known for its characteristic "monkey-like" facial expression. The Lhasa Apso, on the other hand, originates from Tibet and was traditionally bred as a guard dog in monasteries.
Suitability and attitude
The Lhaffon is an excellent companion dog and is well suited to a variety of living situations. They are small enough to live in apartments, but they also need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They do well with children and can live well with other pets in a household. Their alertness makes them good watchdogs, although they cannot serve as guard dogs due to their small size.
|Origin||Belgium - Tibet|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Lhaffon is known for its intelligence, friendliness and alertness. These small dogs are very affectionate and enjoy the company of their humans. They are also very alert and will not hesitate to alert their family if they notice anything suspicious. Despite their small size, they have a great personality and can be quite headstrong, which makes them charming companions.
The Lhaffon is a charming little package of intelligence and alertness mixed with friendliness and affection. They make excellent companion dogs and adapt well to a variety of life situations.
Care and health
In terms of grooming, the Lhaffon requires regular brushing to keep their coat healthy and free of tangles. They can be prone to eye and skin problems, so regular health monitoring is important.
Like all dogs, Lhaffons should be fed a balanced diet and get regular exercise to stay fit and healthy. Potential health problems can include patellar luxation and hip dysplasia, so it is important to watch for these conditions during regular vet exams.
What does this mixed breed look like?
A Lhaffon typically shows the mixture of the physical characteristics of both parent breeds. They are small with a height between 20 and 28 cm and usually weigh between 3 and 7 kg. Their coat color can vary, but they are often seen in shades of gold, honey, dark grizzle, or black. Their coat can be long and straight, similar to that of the Lhasa Apsos, or slightly shorter and swirly like that of the Griffon Bruxellois.
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.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
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.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
It usually reaches a shoulder height of 20 - 30 cm.
The Lhaffon can have different coat tones depending on the mix, such as cream, reddish brown, black or white.
Yes, this mix can be prone to certain health problems, such as eye problems, respiratory problems and hereditary diseases. Therefore, it is important that regular vet visits are made.
He needs moderate to intense daily activity. Suitable activities include long walks, outdoor playtime and indoor playtime.
The Lhaffon is a quiet but friendly dog who loves to spend time with his family. He is affectionate and very intelligent.