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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

A popular little basset

Breed
FCI-6
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Original Name : Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 12½-15 inches

Female size : 12½-15 inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : France

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As well as passionate hunters, members of this breed make outstanding human companions, prized for their sociability, affection and balance. They find it easy to adapt to any game and any terrain, including the most difficult. On the hunt, they are brave, wily and obstinate, which is a very good recipe for efficiency.

Head+

Rather elongated skull, marked occipital protuberance.

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Body+

Short back for a basset, broad, never swaybacked. Broad, very muscular loins, deep, broad chest, fairly rounded ribs.

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Coat+

Fawn, from golden wheaten to brick red, occasional black hairs over the back tolerated.

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Ears+

Finely set level with the eyes, barely reaching the tip of the nose, ending in a point, turned inwards and covered with shorter, finer hair than the rest of the body.

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Tail+

Carried slightly in the form of a sickle, medium length, large at the base, well tapered at the tip.

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Hair+

Very rough, dry, fairly short.

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These small dogs have all the qualities of their ancestor, the Grand Fauve de Bretagne. Very popular in their home region in the 19th century, they built up a reputation in the rest of France in the final three decades of the last millennium. Their exceptional aptitudes have earned them numerous French cups in rabbit hunting.Above all, these scenthounds are mostly used to track down hares, foxes, roe deer and wild boar.

Did you know ?

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a compact little dog. Lively and fast, it combines remarkable energy with outstanding hardiness.

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