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. 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 natures also mean 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||Miscellaneous|
|Lifespan||11 - 14 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 12.5 - 15.5in|
|Weight||Males and Females 27 - 35lb|
|Coat||Coat is Harsh, Dense and Flat|
|Color||Fawn, Gold Wheaten, Light Wheaten, Red, Red Wheaten, Wheaten|
|Eye color||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 as well. 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 socializing them as young as possible, in the 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.