Basset Fauve de Bretagne

This breed has typical "Basset" features as seen in their long bodies and short little legs. With a short shaggy coat and fuzzy little faces, these dogs are happy to be your companion.

 

Other Names
Tawny Brittany Basset, BFB
Country of Origin
France
Colour
Coat colours normally feature different shades of red, fawn and white.
Size
Medium
Height / Weight
This breed normally measures between 32 - 38cms and weighs from 16 - 18kgs.
Health
This breed has no recorded ailments and is known to be quite hardy.
Life Span
12 - 14 years.
Intelligence
These dogs are very intelligent and true to their Hound nature. They must be firmly trained from a young age or can become stubborn and unwilling to come when called.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
High
Feeding

BFBs are happy to eat almost anything and as such are easy to feed a normal doggy diet.

 

Feeding Cost
$10-$15 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
Hunting trials and frequent play are recommended to keep your BFB healthy and sharp.
Ailments
This breed has no recorded ailments and is known to be quite hardy.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

Bi-annual plucking and regular brushing is the only grooming requirement for these dogs. With their shaggy coats care must be taken to inspect the ears every now and then for any pesky mites.

 

 

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
None
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne was developed in France around the 1800s. Crossed with the larger Griffon Fauve de Bretagne and the smaller Hound from the Vendee region, the modern day breed has distinct features typical of a Hound. This breed is considered somewhat rare in America and as such is not yet officially registered with the American Kennel Club. It is recognised with the British Kennel Club.


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