Coat can be harsh and wiry or long and silky. The smooth coat is soft, smooth, and
dense. They are short, petite sized dogs and have short triangular drop ears. Colors
can be solid or with slight lemon or tan markings.
Brussels Sprouts are intelligent, alert, and have a terrier like disposition. They enjoy
and need association with people from an early age, and do not tend to be aggressive.
They are very lively as puppies, running around the house in sudden bursts of
happiness. They are agile, entertaining and happy dogs.
French King Henry III, Belgian Queen Henrietta Maria and Queen Astrid were all fans of
the Brussels Griffon. They made their way to England in the mid 1800s, and reached
the U.S. near the early 1900s. Brussels Griffons remain largely celebrated in Europe to
this day. The Maltese is a member of the Bichon family and is one of the oldest
European breeds. They are directly related to the Bichon and Bolognese. All came from
the same initial breed, simply developing on different islands created their different
traits, as well as their difference names.
Rough or smooth, silky and long
Brussels: Belgium Maltese: Italy
Red, white, black and tan
Lively, playful and spirited
A Brussels Sprout is a cross-breed of a Brussels
Griffon and a Maltese and may demonstrate
any combination of traits from those two breeds.