Country of Origin: The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a scent hound, a hunting breed that originated in Brittany, France. The breed was created from the larger Grand Fauve de Bretagne. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne was believed to be near extinction after the second World War and it was said that the breed was kept alive by crossing it with the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and wirehaired Dachshunds. However, the French Kennel Club dismisses this as a rumor. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is still utilized as a hunting dog, however, it is also commonly found as a family companion in homes throughout Europe.
Size: The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a smallish-type hound. It is lighter and longer than the Basset Hound. They measure 12-15 inches in height and will typically weigh in between 36-40 pounds. However, it is possible for the Basset Fauve de Bretagne to grow taller.
Activity: The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a high energy breed that will require a considerable amount of exercise. They will do best with walks twice a day as well as a large area for outdoor play. As state previously, it is not recommended to allow the Basset Fauve de Bretagne off the leash in an unsecured area, as they may catch a scent and run off after it. Be sure not to walk your Basset Fauve de Bretagne puppy for very long distances, as this can be a cause of joint issues in the future