Belgian griffon

one of a variety of the Brussels griffon having a black or reddish-brown and black coat.

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  • Griffon — is a type of dog, a collection of breeds of originally hunting dogs. There are three recognized lines of the griffon type (FCI), the griffon vendéens, the wirehaired pointers, and the smousje (Belgian companion dogs). The griffon type is… …   Wikipedia

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  • griffon — griffon1 /grif euhn/, n. a vulture of the genus Gyps, esp. G. fulvus, of southern Europe. [1350 1400; ME griffoun < F; see GRIFFIN1] griffon2 /grif euhn/, n. 1. any of several varieties of the Brussels griffon differing from each other in… …   Universalium

  • Griffon — Grif fon (gr[i^]f f[o^]n), n. [F.] One of a European breed of rough coated dogs, somewhat taller than the setter and of a grizzly liver color. They are used in hunting game birds. The Brussels griffon is a very small, wiry coated, short nosed pet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • griffon — I. /ˈgrɪfən/ (say grifuhn) noun any of various vultures of the genus Gyps, native to Africa, Asia and Europe, especially the Eurasian griffon, G. fulvus. {French. See griffin1} II. /ˈgrɪfən/ (say grifuhn) noun 1. a small, wiry haired pet dog of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brussels griffon — noun breed of various very small compact wiry coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle • Syn: ↑griffon, ↑Belgian griffon • Hypernyms: ↑dog, ↑domestic dog, ↑Canis familiaris • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brabancon griffon — noun a variety of Brussels griffon having a short smooth coat • Hypernyms: ↑griffon, ↑Brussels griffon, ↑Belgian griffon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brussels griffon — one of a Belgian breed of toy dogs having a thick, wiry, reddish brown coat. [1935 40] * * * ▪ breed of dog       breed of toy dog developed in late 19th century Belgium from the affenpinscher and an ordinary street dog. The Brussels griffon is a …   Universalium

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