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Basset Fauve de Bretagne Breed Summary

Calm, Playful, Intelligent, Energetic and Independent

These dogs are native to France and have only just started to increase in popularity here in the UK. Unlike their Basset Hound cousins, they are a little taller in size although they still have long bodies.

They are well known for being very well-tempered and affectionate. For this reason, they make really lovely pets and their playful nature also means that they get on well with younger children!

Fun Fact: These dogs are relatives of the much larger Griffon Fauve de Bretagne!

Kennel Club Group Hound
Lifespan 11 - 14 Years
Height (at the withers) Males and Females 32cm - 38cm
Weight Males and Females 16kg - 18kg
Coat Coat is Harsh, Dense and Flat
Colour Fawn, Gold Wheaten, Light Wheaten, Red, Red Wheaten, Wheaten
Eye colour Dark Hazel
Other Names BFB, Fawn Brittany Basset

These guys are little dogs with big personalities. They are incredibly cool and calm pooches, which makes them fantastic around younger children. However, they can also be fairly independent and may often wander off if they pick up an intriguing scent! Because they are predominantly family pets and enjoy the company of ‘hoomans’ they don’t do well by themselves and may even get separation anxiety! For this reason, they need someone around most of the day to keep them busy. Although extremely clever, Basset Fauve de Bretagne's are prone to ignoring commands and often let their noses take control. It’s therefore important to start training and socialising them as young as possible, in hope that they may listen to you!

These little guys were first bred in Brittany in France, which is no surprise seeing as ‘Bretagne’ is French for Brittany! It’s thought Basset Fauve de Bretagne's have come about by crossing a Griffon Fauve de Bretagne with another hound with shorter legs. They were originally bred for the purpose of hunting game, such as small furry mammals and were highly prized for their fantastic hunting capabilities! They have since become a more popular choice as a family pet. Though they are mainly known in France, they are now becoming increasingly popular in England! They are now also a recognised breed by the Kennel Club as well, and ever steadily increasing in popularity.