Basset Fauve de Bretagne Description
These dogs should have short legs, and the fur of their coats should be thick. The ears should hang low to the sides of the head, and the acceptable coat colors are fawn or red. The tail of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne should be raised. The front legs of the dog should be straight and shorter than the hind legs. The belly should have a slight tuck, and the nose should be dark in color.
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne was used in France for hunting. It is a reliable breed that will display both courage and intelligence. While it will show affection to those that care for it, it can be independent as well. During the Second World War, these dogs nearly became extinct. These dogs will display a cheerful disposition, and they are known for being strong-willed.
Due to their intelligence, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is easy to train. They are also known for having a powerful scent. These dogs are very friendly, and may not make good guard dogs or watchdogs. However, they are the ideal family dogs.
Not much is known about the health of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne. These dogs may have a life expectancy that is not longer than 13 years.
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne does not need large amounts of exercise. Owners will let them run and play, and this should allow them to get the exercise they need. Because of their size, they can live indoors, but owners will want to make sure they get the exercise they need. At the very most, these dogs will need to be placed in a small yard, and they can exercise themselves.
Special Grooming Needs
It is important for owners to make sure they remove hair near the ears. The claws should be trimmed consistently, and the hair should be brushed or combed when it is needed. It may be necessary to take the Basset Fauve de Bretagne to a professional so that their coats can be plucked, unless you have the time and knowledge to do it yourself. It is important to make sure the coat is never cut. The shedding pattern of these dogs is not known.