Basset Fauve de Bretagne – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
12 to 15 inches.
Weight:
25 to 35 pounds.
Life Span:
12 to 15 years.

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is also known as the Fawn Colored Brittany Basset.

This is a small size dog, with rough-coat and energetic personality. This breed is highly intelligent, active, and friendly, which makes them great choice for families with children.

Originally from France, this small dog is a serious hunter. They are fast to adapt to any new surroundings and terrain. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a short-legged dog with oval eyes, and strong jaws. This small dog has a very harsh, dense, and flat coat.

In fact, their coat is never woolly or long. Regular grooming is mandatory to enable that neat look. This is a dog with free spirit, and as such his personality should be encouraged only through positive reinforcement, and never through harsh methods.

This breed is still used for hunting, in pairs, or singly. So far, it’s not known that they suffer from particular hereditary defects. True to their hound roots, early training and socialization are mandatory.

They are great for apartment living as long as you provide enough exercise and outdoor time.

Dogs are in general great when it comes to body language communication, but this breed went a step further – their eyes are very clear and their ears turn out when they are nervous or unsure.