Characteristics of Basset Fauve de Bretagne
|Country of origin||France|
|Age||10–13 years old|
|FCI breed group||Beagle dogs, bloodhounds and related breeds|
- Excellent companions;
- Easily trained, well obey commands;
- Excellent hunters.
The breed was bred in the nineteenth century. She is perhaps one of the brightest descendants of the Breton hounds, along with close relatives – the Breton griffons. This breed owes its small size, short stature and charming muzzle to its other ancestors – Basset Vendée. Despite its popularity back in the nineteenth century, the breed gained national recognition only in the thirties of the twentieth century.
The Breton Fawn Basset is a small, stocky dog that is very active and energetic for its size. Combining tirelessness and lively temperament, these small dogs have become one of the best hunting dogs in France. Exceptional hunting qualities have helped representatives of the breed to achieve numerous prizes in rabbit hunting.
These small cute dogs have an elongated body, fairly short paws. The color of a typical representative of the breed can vary from golden-wheat to red-brick. The standard also allows a few black hairs scattered over the back and ears. Breton Fawn Bassets sometimes have a small white star on their chest, but this is a fault. The head of the basset is rather large in relation to the body, elongated. The ears are lowered, covered with softer and shorter hair, their tips are pointed. The eyes, as well as the strokes, and the nose are dark in color. The coat of the representatives of the breed is hard, no fluffiness is allowed.
Breton fawn bassets have a light disposition, they are sociable, affectionate and balanced. Despite the fact that dogs are passionate hunters, they easily adapt to any living conditions and can be kept as companions. Nevertheless, on the hunt, they are fearless and hardy dogs, real helpers for their owners. Disqualifying signs at shows for dogs of this breed is aggressiveness or cowardice.
Basset Fauve de Bretagne Care
Eyes and claws you need to process as needed, but hanging ears it is necessary to lift and inspect periodically – animals may have a predisposition to inflammation of the auricles.
Bassets also need to be groomed. Regularly comb out brush it, and pluck out dead hairs once or twice a year.
Conditions of detention
When getting this dog, you need to be prepared to devote as much time as possible to it. Breton fawn bassets do not choose one family member, but love all at once, including children and even other pets. Guests are warmly welcomed. However, despite such activity and friendliness of the representatives of the breed, we must not forget that they were bred for hunting, and it would be unfair to deprive the dog of its main purpose. Hunting for an artificial hare will fit too.
It is quite possible to keep the Breton Basset in a city apartment, but only on condition of active walks for a couple of hours daily.
Breton fawn bassets are a popular breed, its representatives are also in Russia. The cost of a puppy depends on the exhibition and hunting success of the parents, on the interesting pedigree and class of the puppy itself. The price range is from 300 to 1000 euros.