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Griffon-Pei History

The Griffon, or French Griffon, is a medium-sized breed of domestic dog. The Griffon wears a long, dense coat that may be red, brindle, black, grey or fawn in color. The limbs are medium in length, with well-muscled thighs and a strong, arched neck. The head is moderately long and wedge-shaped, with a broad skull and prominent cheekbones. The muzzle is shorter than the skull, with a straight or slightly convex profile. The eyes are round and dark, with an intelligent expression. The ears are triangular and set fairly high on the head, with the outer corners lying level with the top line of the cheeks. The tail is bushy, normally thick and tapering to a small, blunt point. The feet are medium-sized, with curved claws. The ideal for height at the withers is 56.5 cm (22.0 in) for males and 51.5 cm (20.0 in) for females. The weight should ideally be between 25 and 34 kg (55 and 75 lb), with females tending to be slightly smaller than males. The correct FCI standard calls for the coat to be clipped or stripped. The Belgian Sheepdog, or Groenendael, is a medium-sized sheep herding and guard dog, with a distinctive black and tan or ruddy-brown coloration. The head is distinctive,

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Griffon-Pei Physical Characteristics

The Griffon-Pei is a large, medium breed with a distinct appearance. The females are typically 24-27 inches in height and weigh 70-90 lbs. while the males are 27-30 inches and 100-130 lbs. The head is fairly large and rectangular in shape, and the muzzle is long and moderately pointed. The nose is black, and the ears are large, low set and pendant. The neck is of moderate length, and the shoulders are strong. The back is straight, and the loin is muscular. The legs are fairly long, and the rear pasterns angled. The feet are round and compact, with well arched toes. The tail is set high, and is slightly curved or saber-like. The gait is steady, and the dog is agile. The coat is short, and either flat or wavy. Colors include: brindle, red, fawn, cream, pied, and merle.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Red, Cream, Fawn, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 14 – 16 inches

Female Height Range: 13 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 30 – 35 lbs

Female Weight Range: 26 – 32 lbs

Griffon-Pei Health

Description of breed health.


10-13 yrs

Griffon-Pei Health Concerns

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Syringomyelia, Atopy Dermatitis, Entropion, Demodicosis, Cataracts

Griffon-Pei Temperament and Behaviour

The Griffon-Pei is an elegant and friendly, but independent and calm breed of dog. They are generally very good with kids and small animals, but may be aggressive towards other dogs. They are very intelligent and excel at learning tricks, but can be difficult to train. They do best with frequent, firm, and – above all – consistent handling.

Griffon-Pei Activity Requirements

The Griffon-Pei is an ancient breed of dog that is known for its strength, courage, and independence. While they may look fragile, they are actually a very athletic and muscular breed. Griffon-Peis are very athletic. They love to run, jump, and climb. While they are fairly low energy, they do require regular exercise. A daily walk or a game of fetch will keep your Griffon Pei happy. If you are thinking about adopting a Griffon-Pei, you will need to be prepared for their need for exercise and mental stimulation. This is an extremely intelligent and active breed and they will not do well in an environment where they cannot get enough physical and mental stimulation.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Griffon-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Griffon-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Griffon-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Griffon-Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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