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Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Francia FCI 36 . Small-sized Hounds

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne has a loose and lively temperament



The Basset Fauve de Bretagne descends in a direct line from “Grand Fauve de Bretagne”, ancient trail breed, today almost completely disappeared that was used for fox and wild boar hunting, 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 Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen.

In the 16th century there were four varieties of large 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 of today's varieties of French hunting dogs seem to have their origin in repeated crossbreeding and mutations of these four types..

These “Grand Fauve 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.. his bravery, his thin nose, its resistance to cold and humidity and its impetus to hunt its prey, wild boar usually, made them ideal dogs for the thorny thickets of Northwest France. This large variety of Basset Fauve de Bretagne seems to have died out in France. The only representative of the Great “Grand Fauve de Bretagne”, is the Fawn Brittany Griffon (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 it was initiated by selection of smaller litter size specimens., another for the breeding of the smallest specimens for countless generations. In the 19th century there were numerous litters made up entirely of Basset Fauve de Bretagne.

In the Decade of 1970, as the Basset Fauve de Bretagne It became popular, French hunters decided to introduce new lines. It is generally believed that the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen was used to improve their ability to, possibly, hunting and the Sausage dog to preserve the color of your hair.

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

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Physical characteristics

Endowed with a truly incredible resistance, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is able to hunt for days on end without showing any signs of exhaustion or tiredness.

Like all Basset French breeds that come from larger size, also it 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 the hair should not appear soft or soft to the touch.

"Basset Fauve de Bretagne"

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. Broad and relatively droopy chest. 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 Basset Fauve de Bretagne is still required today for rabbit hunting, especially in low forests, where shrubs and las matas prevent passing other hounds.

It is still quite common in Brittany today, prized for their natural qualities and its perfect adaptation to the landscape, tough and rugged in that area. It's very hard 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 Basset Fauve de Bretagne could be an ideal pet.

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Alternative names:

Basset leonado de Bretaña / Faw brittany basset

Type and recognitions:

  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds
  • Section 1.3: Small-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..



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