Sniffon:Griffon Bruxellois and Miniature Schnauzer Mix
Facts & Origin
The Sniffon - a hybrid breed
The Miniature Schnauzer and the Griffon Bruxellois are both popular and well-loved breeds. Both breeds are intelligent, good-natured and easy to train, making them great companion dogs. The Miniature Schnauzer has a wiry coat. In contrast, the Griffon Bruxellois is a medium-sized dog with a soft, long-haired coat. Both breed love to be together in family groups and are always looking for adventures and challenges. They are also very loyal companions who love to cuddle and play with you. Considering that these mixed breeds are so versatile, it's no wonder they have become so popular.
|Origin||Belgium - Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Activity level||low - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
More Griffon Bruxellois mixes
More Miniature Schnauzer mixes
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Sniffon
Sniffon are a popular and alert mixed breed that can live both in the city and in the countryside due to its size. It is energetic, intelligent, eccentric and affectionate, which makes it a popular family pet.
Sniffons are unique and playful. They love to play with other dogs and can also get along well with children and other pets. These intelligent companion dogs are active and need to be kept busy. Their cleverness and intelligence mean that they are always willing to learn new things.
This small breed has both positive and negative traits. On the positive side, they are very nice, affectionate, good-natured and robust. On the negative side, they can sometimes be skittish, stubborn and prone to being careless.
This mixed breed also has an impressive attitude. They are loyal and alert, but also friendly and good-natured. They are very adaptable and get along well with other animals. They also have a strong energy that they can use as guards and protectors.
This breed makes a good choice for people looking for a small, energetic and loyal companion. However, they require daily exercise and should also be trained and socialized regularly.
Health and breeding information
Diseases of the Sniffon
This mixed breed is a popular breed that is most often seen in family dog households due to its loving and playful nature. However, the breed is not immune to diseases associated with them. There are some known diseases that can affect Miniature Schnauzer Griffon Bruxellois mixes.
One of the most common diseases in Sniffons is perinephritis. This disease occurs mostly in middle-aged dogs and is caused by inflammation or infection of the connective tissue between the renal pleura and the bladder. The most common symptoms include gastrointestinal distress, fever and loss of appetite.
Atopic dermatitis is another health problem that can occur. This skin-related condition usually occurs in young dogs and manifests as itching, scaling and other symptoms in the skin.
Problems with bone metabolism may also occur. These problems usually occur before six months of age. Some of the most common symptoms include difficulty moving, pain, and deformity of the skeleton.
The eye disease Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) can also occur in this breed. This disease is characterized by painful inflammation of the inside of the eye and the inability to produce tears. Other symptoms include eye inflammation, dryness and red eyes.
Although Sniffons are susceptible to these diseases, they can be easily treated. Therefore, it is very important that owners perform regular vet checks and appropriate vaccinations to monitor the dogs' health. With proper care and taking all the necessary vaccinations and treatments, the mixed breeds can live a long and happy life.
Breed characteristics of the Sniffon
This mixed breed is a small but slender dog with tan gray, brown and black hair. This breed has a short haired texture and the coat is usually slightly longer on the head, ears and paws. The head is broad and compact, the eyes are black, round and intelligent and are framed by thick dark eyebrows. The ears are large and stand up steeply. The body is muscular and long, the tail is short and stands erect. The belly is flat and the back is short and straight. An adult usually grows between 20 cm and 25 cm tall and weighs between 5 kg and 7 kg.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Sniffon has a smooth, close-fitting coat. It is textured and denser than most other breeds. The undercoat type is very short, with very little volume. The hair is close lying, naturally shiny and wiry. It is very durable and easy to maintain, as it does not mat or shed quickly. The colors of the coat are usually black, black and silver, or black and white. Some dogs may also have a mixture of black rust and white, but these color variations are less common.
Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
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.
The size of a mongrel depends on the particular combination, but most often it is between 10 and 15 cm.
Sniffon is a very lively, lively and lovable dog with a balanced and friendly nature.
Regular coat care is necessary for the mixed breed. Regular brushing every few days is enough to keep the coat nice and healthy and shiny.
Although all dog breeds are susceptible to certain diseases, most Sniffons are usually robust and free of disease. However, should disease occur, individual dogs may suffer from fatty liver, pancreatitis, or other conditions.
No, it is not difficult to raise such a mixture. They are intelligent, agile and adaptive and like to pick up new things. However, it is important to use a consistent and positive training method to get the best results.
You can find articles that might interest you in the dogbible blog to match your favorite breed.Visit our magazine
to stay up to date on dog trends.
Find here the breed that suits you and find out what character traits it has. Here you can also learn more about the origin, size and weight of your favorite breeds.
Matching your favorite breed, you'll find articles that might interest you on the dogbible dog blog.
Baking dog biscuits - recipe and ideas for homemade treats
Why your dog should sleep in your bed! Tips and reasons
Dog kennel: building, buying, advantages, tips