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The Papigriffon is a cross between the Papillon and the Brussels Griffon. They are a small and affectionate breed which likes to be around the family members and suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long intervals. This breed likes to play with children, but supervision is advised when playing with small children as they might snap back if they get hurt. Apart from their habit of barking, they make for a good apartment dog. Their average life expectancy is 12-14 years.

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This small breed is affectionate, sweet, cute, and full of life. They required to be socialized and trained early as they may get bossy. A family breed which always wants to be with their owners. It develops a bond with them, this is the reason why they develop separation anxiety when left alone for long intervals and can be up to all sorts of mischief. This breed with their innocent face will try to get all their demands met from their owners, but a word of caution is that by doing so, you would end up getting a very bossy dog. Being a small breed, they adapt to apartments. Majority of their exercise routine is achieved by following the owners around the house. Not a difficult breed to train, but it helps to add rewards for good behavior.

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8-11 inches
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6-12 lbs.
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General Health

Below mentioned are some health concerns which the Papigriffon can be at risk to as its parents suffer from the same: Major Patellar Luxation Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd) Von Willebrand\'s Disease Hypothyroidism Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) Minor Hypoglycemia Eye Problems

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The Papigriffon is a cross between the Papillon and the Brussels Griffon. Not much in details is known about their exact origin.

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The maintenance of this breed totally depends upon the type of coat it inherits. The coat will require to be brushed every alternate day to keep it in good health. Professional grooming is advised to keep your dogs\' coat is good condition. They do not require frequent baths, and it is advised to use a mild dog shampoo after consultation. Ears should be checked for any dirt which may cause inflammation. It is advised to brush their teeth at least three time a week and nails to be trimmed as and when required.

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Ideal Environment

They are an active breed which requires 30-45 minutes of daily exercise. These exercise sessions can be broken down into three smaller sessions. Their activity or exercise can be in the form of walks around the neighborhood or visits to the dog park. While on walks around the neighborhood, keep them on a leash or they might run after smaller animals. They dislike hot weather, and more care is advised if your dog inherits the flat face and short nose of its Brussels parent, as they can suffer from breathing problems. They should be exercised in the cool times of the day.

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