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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Colors and coat types
The colors and coat types in the Griffon Bruxellois.

For those not familiar with the breed, the name Griffon Bruxellois, under the FCI rules, can be confusing.
The FCI standard divided the breed into 3 separate breeds

The red Griffon = Griffon Bruxellois

The black, black & tan and red mixed with black = Griffon Belge (black) Griffon Belge (black & Tan)

The smooth-coated Griffon, that except in color and hair type may differ in nothing else, is called the Petit Brabancon (red)

Under the FCI rules these three types which differ only in color or coat type, rough or smooth, are seen as separate breeds, and do not compete for the CAC against each other.

In the UK the breed is called Griffon Bruxellois no matter what color or coat type and in the USA the breed is called Brussels Griffon no matter what color or coat type. It is also interesting to learn that the UK standard does not allow the red mixed with black like in the other standards
Enter the name for this tabbed section: FCI
COAT
HAIR :
Quality of coat : The Griffon Bruxellois and the Griffon Belge are
rough-coated with undercoat. The hair is naturally harsh, slightly
wavy, not curly, it is trimmed. The hair must be long enough for its
structure to be appreciated. Hair which is too long destroys the
outline and is not sought after. A silky or woolly coat is a serious
fault. The Petit Brabançon is short-coated. The hair is harsh, flat and
gleaming, and at most 2 cm long.
Head furnishing : With the Griffons the furnishing (beard and
moustache) begin under the nose-eye axis and goes from one ear to
the other, covering the muzzle and the cheeks with thick hair which is
longer than on the rest of the body. Above the eyes, the hair must be
longer than on the rest of the skull, forming eye-brows.

COLOUR :
Griffon Bruxellois : Red, reddish; a little black is allowed on the head
furnishing.
Griffon Belge : Black, black and tan. The tan markings must be pure
and of a sustained color. They are situated on the front legs, from
foot to wrist, on the hind legs from foot to hock. They go up the
inside of the legs.
They are also situated on the chest, on the cheeks, on the chin, above
the eyes, inside the ears, below the tail and around the anus.
The black can be mixed with red-brown, which is allowed although pure
black and black and tan are preferred.
Petit Brabançon : The same colors are accepted as for the Griffons.
It has a dark mask. Grey or frosting in the mask for older dogs should
not be penalized.
In all three breeds, a few white hairs on the chest are tolerated but not
sought after.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: UK
Coat: Roughs: harsh, wiry, free from curl, preferably with undercoat. Smooths: short and tight.
Color: Clear red, black or black and rich tan without white markings. In clear red, a darker shade on mask and ears desirable. Ideally each hair should be an even red from tip to root. Frosting on muzzles of mature smooths should not be penalized.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: USA
Coat
The rough coat is wiry and dense, the harder and more wiry the better.
On no account should the dog look or feel woolly, and there should be no silky hair anywhere.
The coat should not be so long as to give a shaggy appearance, but should be distinctly different all over from the smooth coat.
The head should be covered with wiry hair, slightly longer around the eyes, nose, cheeks, and chin, thus forming a fringe.
The rough coat is hand-stripped and should never appear unkempt. Body coat of sufficient length to determine texture.
The coat may be tidied for neatness of appearance, but coats prepared with scissors and/or clippers should be severely
penalized. The smooth coat is straight, short, tight and glossy, with no trace of wiry hair.

Color
Either 1) Red: reddish brown with a little black at the whiskers and chin allowable;
2) Belge: black and reddish brown mixed, usually with black mask and whiskers;
3) Black and Tan: black with uniform reddish brown markings, appearing under the chin, on the legs, above each eye, around the edges of the ears and around the vent; or
4) Black: solid black.

Any white hairs are a serious fault, except for "frost" on the muzzle of a mature dog, which is
natural. Disqualification – White spot or blaze any where on coat.