Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a smart and cheerful small dog breed originating from France. These dogs have been used for hunting on different terrains and for different types of games. Besides hunting, they can be good family dogs that will get along well with kids and other pets.

However, socialization is a must with these dogs to be sure that your dog will grow up into a well-behaved dog.

Basset Fauve de Bretagne


12-15 in (30-38 cm)

Basset Fauve de Bretagne


27-35 lb (12-16 kg)

Basset Fauve de Bretagne



Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Life Expectancy:

12-14 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Basset Fauve de Bretagne has a rough and harsh coat that requires proper care. Weekly brushing is required to keep their coat clean.

Basset Fauve de Bretagne coat colors:

  • Fawn – from golden wheaten to the red brick

Brush their teeth at least three times a week to prevent tartar buildup and infections. Make sure you use products that are made especially for dogs, as human products could potentially harm them. Trim their nails if they don’t wear them down naturally. A good indication is if you can hear them clicking on the floor while they walk.

Clean their ears and check for signs of redness or infections. Use a cotton cloth and never insert anything in their ear canal. You can always check with your Vet about the products you should use and the proper technique.


Bassets Fauve de Bretagne are energetic and active dogs that will require proper daily exercise. Exercise can come in many different forms, including long walks, hide and seek, playing inside, chasing the ball, etc. If you provide them with enough activities, you don’t have to worry that your dog will miss behaving.


Like any other dog breed, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne should start the socialization process as soon as possible. Dogs that are not well socialized are prone to behavioral problems and might react badly to situations they are not familiar with. 

There are many ways you can socialize your Basset Fauve de Bretagne, and the most important thing to do is to get your dog familiar with different situations they can find themselves in. Take your dog to dog parks where they can meet other dogs and people.

They can learn to react accordingly and understand that they don’t need to be scared of strangers and other dogs.

Basset Fauve de Bretagne and kids

Basset Fauve de Bretagne are excellent family dogs that will get along with every family member, including children. Take note that kids need to be taught how to properly play and interact with a dog so Basset Fauve de Bretagne can enjoy their company.

If they are raised together from an early age, they will be playing parting, and they will enjoy spending time together.

Basset Fauve de Bretagne and other animals

Basset Fauve de Bretagne gets along with other dogs and animals, including cats and even smaller animals.


Basset Fauve de Bretagne are dogs with a life expectancy of 12-14 years. Like any other dog breed, they are prone to some health problems that every (future) owner should be aware of. To ensure you'll get the healthiest possible dog, never buy a dog from a puppy mill breeder or a pet store.

Basset Fauve de Bretagne can suffer from

  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Skin allergies
  • glaucoma

Basset Fauve de Bretagne breeders

When getting a dog, the most important thing is to get it from a responsible and reputable Basset Fauve de Bretagne breeder. These dogs are energetic and protective, and getting a poorly bred dog can have catastrophic results. Responsible breeders will breed dogs that don’t only look good but have great characters as well.

You must find a good Basset Fauve de Bretagne breeder that can help you learn about this breed and make an informed choice about getting a dog with these characteristics. 

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Updated at04.09.2023.