The Basset Fauve De Bretagne
The Basset Fauve De BretagneThis neat little hound comes, as his names implies, from France. A recent arrival in Britain, he is already gaining in popularity because he is lively and friendly and also a handy size, suitable for the small house and garden.
The breed was probably created from crosses of the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne and Brittany Basset. The former was a dog that could track down predators molesting flocks of French sheep and the latter hunted in small packs, normally of four in number.
His reddish fawn coat is wiry in texture and not overlong, so grooming is not a great chore. He is a tough little character, ready for all the exercise he’s given, though woe betide any rabbits unwise enough to loiter in the area when he’s about, because he really is nimble.
His legs are slightly shorter than the length of his back, but he is not as low to ground as his countryman the Basset Hound.
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Basset Fauve De Bretagne Breed Standard
A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function.
Visit the Kennel Club website for the Breed Standard of the Basset Fauve De Bretagne – Basset Fauve De Bretagne Breed Standard
Basset Fauve De Bretagne Clubs in the West Country
There are no Clubs specific to the West Country. The National Club is:
Basset Fauve De Bretagne Club – www.bassetfauvedebretagneclub.com