Basset Fauve de Bretagne

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is originated in France and is belong to small-sized, rare, scent hound dog breed. Formerly, it was developed from extinct breed of Grand Fauve de Bretagne and the existing breed was developed by breeding standard wirehaired Dachshunds with Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen.

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne – Facts, Information and characteristics :

  • It is also called as Fawn Brittany Basset, as it was originated in Brittany.
  • It is considered as the hunter in the 19thcentury.
  • The temperament of this breed can be defined as calm, friendly and sometimes stubborn.
  • It is friendly towards cats.
  • It is friendly with other dogs.
  • Proper training is required in order to make it obedient. A household training is sufficient for this dog.
  • Due to its nose, it follows scent easily and may possess danger.
  • It follows rabbits by ignoring the owners.
  • The price of the dog is about $500 to $800.
  • The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is not hypoallergenic.

Appearance :

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a small-sized hound with a long body and short legs. The ears are long and reach up to the nose, hair on the ears is softer, shorter and darker. It has a rough wired coat which is harsh to touch. The skin is thick with moderate furnishing on face. Generally, this dog’s coat is seen in red, and shades of fawn or wheaten.This breed weighs about 36 lb (16 kg) to 40 lb (18 kg) while the height varies from 12.5-14.9 inches (32-38 cm).

Behavior :


The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is calm, friendly and gentle dog which likes to play with the owners all the time. It may become stubborn few times but turns gentle within short time. Sometimes they follow the scent as they have good nose and so most of the times owner should keep an eye on the dog. It is said to a good rabbit hunter and follows it ignoring the owner’s guidelines and so supervision is must on the dog.

Health Issues :

Generally, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is healthy but it may be prone to ear and eye infections. The most common health disorder found in these dogs is aural, corneal ulcers and cataracts. Also, few dogs show reproductive problems in their lifetime and some other dogs possess kidney and heart problems too.


Diet :

A proper food schedule should be maintained for the dog in order to avoid any health problems. Quality and healthy food should be fed to the dog and not more than three meals per day are recommended. Use clean water for drinking.

Habitat :

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne will do okay in apartments. It is active indoors and likes to run and walk all the time.A small yard is more convenient for the dog as it likes to run. Is it recommended to supervise the dog as it may follow scents and disappear from the owner’s eye.

Lifestyle :

Daily short walks and regular exercise will keep the dog fit and healthy. This dog is usually calm and friendly, but few times it may be stubborn. Due to its nose, it follows the scent and so whenever it is on for walk, owners should supervise it to avoid any dangers.

Lifecycle :

The dog can give birth to an average of 2 to 6 puppies. A proper care is required for the puppies and it is recommended to consult the vet in case of any emergency.

Predators :

Due to its small size and appearance, big animals can hurt him easily. Also it may follow the scent and can be prey to other big animals and sometimes few dogs die in road accidents following the scent. So, owner’s supervision is required on the dog all the time.

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Breeding :

To get healthy puppies, professional breeding is required. Breeding should be done after the dog attains a proper age so as to avoid any health issues.

Life Span :

On an average, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne can live up to 11 to 14 years. But, it is said that most of the dogs die due to road accidents and few health issues. So, proper care and owner’s supervision is recommended so that the dog may live long.

Grooming :

The wired coat of the dog is harsh and rough, so regular brushing is recommended for the dog. Check and clean the eyes and ears regularly to avoid any infections and bath it occasionally. Stripping of the coat is required rarely.

Shedding :

As the dog sheds little, so regular grooming is advisable in order to keep it clean and fresh.

Suggestible Names for the Basset Fauve de Bretagne :

For Males – Shorty, Browny, Greg, Bull, Rap

For Females – Grey, Fairy, Dip, Sula, Deep