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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne should have a coarse dense coat in a red/wheaten or fawn color. The medium length head should have a well defined occiput. The ears should be level with the eyes and pointed at the end. They should be covered with hair that is a little darker and softer than is found on the coat. The eyes should be dark hazel in color. The strong jaw should lie in a scissor-like bite. The neck is short and muscular flowing into slightly sloped shoulders. The deep, wide chest should have a level topline. The legs should be muscular and strong. The forelegs should either be perfectly straight or slightly curved.

Temperament Bassett Fauve de Bretagnes are an intelligent, friendly, energetic, and courageous breed. They are cheerful dogs, but have a mind of their own. They are great with children and other household pets due to their quiet and calm personalities. They will become upset and destructive if left alone for long periods of time. They love to be busy and involved with family activities.
Height, Weight Height: 12-15" ; Weight: 35-40 lbs.
Health Problems This breed is healthy and hardy. There are no known diseases or ailments.
Living Conditions The Basset Bleu is good for apartment living. They are fairly active indoors and a small yard will do.
Exercise This breed needs daily long walks, but remember that they will take off after an interesting scent.
Life Expectancy About 10-12 years
Grooming Never trim the coat, but have it professionally plucked twice a year. Check ears often and keep toenails clipped short.
Origin The Basset Fauvre de Bretagne originated from the Brittany area of France during the 1800s. They were created by crossing the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne and low-legged hounds from the Vendee area. They were used for small-game hunting. Bassett Fauvre de Bretagne's are popular in Britain and are now recognized by the United Kennel Club.
Group Scenthound