Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Other Names : Tawny Brittany Basset, BFB

Country of Origin : France

Dog Group : Hound


The Basset Fauvre de Bretagne is the smaller of the two hounds that come from the Brittany area of France in the 1800's. They were achieved by crossing the larger version, the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, and low-legged hounds from the Vendee area and were originally used for small-game hunting. The earlier versions of the breed probably looked more like terriers than what we know today. In addition to their homeland, BFB's are now popular in Britain and are now recognised by the Kennel Club.


Neat little hounds that are typical 'Basset' in appearance i.e. long bodies and short legs! They have very harsh, dense coats. They are very quick off the mark and stride out well.

Feeding & Ownership

These dogs are not fussy eaters.


Cheerful little dogs who can have minds of their own! They are intelligent, friendly, brave and very active. This breed gets along well with children and other household pets. Not really guard dogs, they will however announce strangers at the door. They are unhappy if kept confined for too long and love to have busy, full lives and to be involved with all family matters.


Easy to maintain, these dogs just need their coats combed through regularly and plucked twice a year. Whilst their coats should never be trimmed, the excess hair around their ear passages should be removed.


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