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.
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