Breed Profile

Basset Fauve De Bretagne

Basset Fauve De Bretagne
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne first appeared in Brittany (France) during the 1800s and was originally used for hunting small game. Little is known about it’s pedigree but it is thought to be a cross between the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne (notable for its tracking skills) and the Brittany Basset – a natural hunter.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

This dog usually lives to 11 years of age but with plenty of the correct nutrition and the right care and attention can easily live up to 14 years.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

32cm to 38cm
9kg to 18kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a hound through and through and loves to give chase at the slightest movement or sound. Keeping these skills under control during a walk is relatively easy provided it is taught to respond to commands from an early age.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

In general, this dog gets along well with other pets in the home. However, as with most breeds, introducing it to other animals is most effective during its first six months.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Regular combing of the coat is an essential part of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne’s care routine and, depending on the condition of the coat, may require the occasional professional grooming session. Excess hair in the ear passage should be removed and the claws trimmed on a regular basis.

IDEAL OWNERS

Being a hunting dog, the Basset has energy to burn and will need plenty of space to roam and explore around the home. Potential owners must be prepared for regular, lengthy walks to keep it in peak condition.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is the dog for you and you realise that as a hound it will be quick to give chase to anything that moves, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Trish Smith Trisven NSW Contact
Katherine Wishart Arendt VIC Contact
MARGARET WATHERSTON AUSIFOVE NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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