Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Smart, courageous and determined, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a serious hunter, easily adaptable to different types of game and terrain. It is equally an excellent companion dog, being cheerful, intelligent and eager to please.


12.5-15.5 inches


27-35 pounds

Life Expectency

12+ years



The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a small, stocky hound, lively, rapid for its size. It benefits from enormous energy coupled with excellent hardiness.


Skull: rather long with marked occipital protuberance. Seen from the front, the cranium has the form of a flattened arch and diminishes in width from the rear to the superciliary arches, which are not very prominent. Stop: A little more marked than with


Neck: Rather short and well muscled. Back: Short for a basset and broad. Never swaybacked. Loin: Broad and muscular. Chest: Deep and broad. Ribs: Rather rounded. Abdomen: The underline rises only slightly towards the rear. Tail: Carried slightly sick


The limbs have good bone. Shoulder: Oblique and well set on the thorax. Elbow: In the line with the body. Forearm: Vertical or curving slightly in (which is not to be sought after). Metacarpus (Pastern): Seen in profile, somewhat oblique. Seen from th


Well muscled. The limbs are well poised. Seen from behind, the rear limbs are parallel, neither close nor wide. Thigh: Long and well muscled. Hock: Well let down and moderately bent. Metatarsus (rear pastern): Vertical. Feet: Compact with the toes tig


Hair: Coat very rough, harsh, rather short, never woolly or curly. The face shouldn't be too bushy. Color: Fawn colored, from golden wheaten to red brick in hue. A few black hairs dispersed on the back and ears are tolerated. Occasionally the presence of