Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Francia FCI 36 - Hounds of small size

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

The Fawn Brittany Basset has a loose and lively temperament



The basset griffon Brittany direct descendant of the Grand Fauve, ancient trail race, Today almost completely disappeared that it was used for hunting foxes and wild boar, in the most dense forest. His parent has retained the qualities of exceptional Hunter and his fogosidad to, often, It is braking with crosses with the Basset Vandeano.

In the 16th century There were four varieties of big dogs in France, the difference between them was more than remarkable in relation to the color of the coat and texture. The four varieties were white (du role), Fawn of the (Bretagne), grey (St Louis du) and the black. All varieties of French hunting dogs today seem to have their origin in repeated crossings and mutations of these four types.

These great Fauves de Bretagne, they were very big dogs, between 70 and 74 cm to the cross. They were known for their effectiveness in the early stages of a hunt. Their courage, his thin nose, its resistance to cold and humidity and its momentum to hunt its prey, the wild boar in general, made them ideal dogs for the thorny thickets of Northwest France. This large variety of Basset Fauve seems to be extingido in France. The sole representative of the Grand Basset Fauve of Bretagne, is the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne (48 – 56 cm.), very popular in France.

There is considerable doubt about how the reduction of the overall size of the race was reduced to half. One theory suggests that you began by the selection of specimens of smaller size of the litters, another by breeding the smaller copies for countless generations. In the 19th century were numerous litters consisting entirely of Basset fauve.

In the Decade of 1970, as the basset griffon Brittany became popular, French hunters decided to introduce new lines. It is generally believed that the Basset Griffon Vendeen was used to improve their ability to, possibly, hunting and the Dachshund to preserve the color of your hair.

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne was registered for the first time with the Kennel Club in September of 1991.

Photo: bassetfauvedebretagneclub

Physical characteristics

Equipped with a really incredible resistance, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne It is capable of hunting for days and days without showing signs of exhaustion or fatigue.

Like all Basset French breeds that come from larger size, It also maintains the characteristics of hair, the most voluminous dog head and color which comes. Its trunk while long, is very strong and compact and, Despite the relatively short limbs, moving with enough speed and ease. In any case, It should never have a too short head or seem excessively high on the extremities, as well as no hair should appear smoothness and softness to the touch.

Ears fall almost at the level of the eyes, not very long, barely reaching the end of the snout, and they end up in tip, they are covered with hair thinner than the rest of body, but never silky. His neck is quite short and muscular. The forelimbs are strong, straight or slightly twisted. Chest wide and relatively fallen. Slightly curved ribs. Long back but a little less than in the other Basset.

The tail is thick at the base, not too long, and it takes something like a sickle-shaped, is gradually tuned towards the tip. The color is more or less intense Golden or Griffon wheat, sometimes with a white patch on the chest.

Character and skills

The Fawn Brittany Basset It is still required for rabbit-hunting, especially in low forests, where shrubs and las matas prevent passing other hounds.

It is still quite common in Britain, prized for their natural qualities and its perfect adaptation to the landscape, tough and rugged in that area. It is very difficult to find, being virtually unknown outside of France.

It has a loose and lively temperament, so it needs to live always in the open air, that poorly fits the House. However, with a small space on the outside, or with usual and regular walks, the Fauve de Bretagne Basset could be an ideal pet.

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Alternative names:

Basset leonado de Bretaña / Faw brittany basset

Type and recognitions:

Group 6 / Section 1.3 – Hounds of small size
Federations: KC

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