Brussels Griffon vs Pomeranian

Compare the Brussels Griffon to the Pomeranian. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Brussel Griffons and Pomeranians.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Pomeranian is excellent for new or inexperienced owners. The Brussels Griffon is strongly discouraged for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Brussels Griffon and Pomeranian are okay with children.
  • Grooming - The Brussels Griffon is very easy to groom. The Pomeranian has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Brussels Griffon and Pomeranian are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Breed NameBrussels GriffonPomeranian
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-16 yrs.
Height7-8 in.7-12 in.
Weight7-12 lb3-7 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryBelgiumGermany
Origin Year1880 AD1500 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyAverageBelow Average
Pet FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyAverageGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Stubborn
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹55°F to 80°F55°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredMediumLow
Top Running Speed12 mph12 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighMedium
SheddingLowMedium
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountNoneNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBrussels GriffonPomeranian
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesNo
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingVery LowBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingVery LowBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminHighBelow Average
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameBrussels GriffonPomeranian
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesYesYes
CataractsNoYes
Collapsed TracheaNoYes
Dry EyeNoYes
EpilepsyNoYes
Heat IntoleranceNoYes
HeatstrokeNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismNoYes
Legg-perthes DiseaseNoYes
Patellar LuxationYesYes
Patent Ductus ArteriosisNoYes
SeizuresNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBrussels GriffonPomeranian
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
ScruffyYesNo
StraightYesYes
SilkyNoYes
WoolyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesNo
MediumYesNo
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BelgeYesNo
BlackYesYes
Black & TanYesYes
BrownYesNo
ChocolateYesYes
RedYesYes
TanYesNo
WheatenYesNo
BeaverNoYes
Beaver SableNoYes
Black & BrindleNoYes
BlueNoYes
Blue & TanNoYes
Blue BrindleNoYes
Blue MerleNoYes
Blue SableNoYes
Chocolate & TanNoYes
Chocolate MerleNoYes
Chocolate SableNoYes
CreamNoYes
Cream SableNoYes
OrangeNoYes
Orange SableNoYes
Red SableNoYes
Tri-coloredNoYes
WhiteNoYes
Wolf SableNoYes