The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a medium sized short-legged dog with a harsh, wiry reddish/fawn coat. The Basset Fauvre is a scent hound that was developed in Brittany in France.
The breed is thought to have been developed in the 1800s by crossing the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne and Brittany Basset.
A competent and versatile scent hound used for hunting small game.
The breed is generally placid, with a loving and playful nature. It is normally an excellent dog around children and friendly with other dogs. Contact with other smaller pets should be avoided due to the breed’s instinctive prey drive. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is notorious for wandering off on the dog walk and will often ignore the recall command.
The breed comes in a variety of colours which include:
Height 32-38 cms
Weight 16-18 kgs
An energetic and athletic breed that requires at least 2 hours of vigorous exercise daily off the lead. A good recall is essential for this breed.
The harsh wiry coat requires regular brushing with a soft slicker brush to remove dead fur and keep the coat tangle free. The coat require twice yearly hand stripping by a professional dog groomer.
No. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne sheds hair steadily throughout the year, making it an unsuitable choice of dog for allergy sufferers.
A healthy Basset Fauve de Bretagne should expect to enjoy a life expectancy of 12-13 years. There were only 80 puppies registered with the Kennel Club in 2015.
Remember to budget for essential pet treatments and procedures that are not covered by pet insurance policies including: