Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Thinking about purchasing an Basset Fauve de Bretagne? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Basset Fauve de Bretagne breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good Basset Fauve de Bretagne owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Basset Fauve de Bretagne and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an Basset Fauve de Bretagne Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Basset Fauve de Bretagne and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Basset Fauve de Bretagne Breed Profile

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a medium sized dog with a wiry coat. The French hounds ears are long and just reach its nose.  The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is and outgoing dog who loves to be with his family. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne has a deep chest, is longer than it is tall, and has strong hindquarters.    

Other Names: Fawn Brittany Basset

Type: Scent Hound

Height: 12-15 inches
Weight: 36-40 lbs

Color: Fawn or red.
Coat: Wiry

Temperament: Friendly and Outgoing.
Special Skills: Good scenting ability.

Care and Exercise: Weekly brushing of the coat.
Special Needs: Keep on a leash as they are likely to dash off after a scent. A fenced yard.

Activity: Moderate
Living Environment: Rural or suburban home.

Health Issues: No known health issues.

Country of Origin: France
History: The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a French hound that was and still is used to hunt small game. 

Registries: FCI (Group 6), UK Hound Group

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