American Canine Association


Basset Fauve de Bretagne


There is not much documented about the creation of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, however we can tell you that this breed was created in France and stems from the bloodlines of the Grand Fauve de Bretagne which is no longer a breed living.


Generally males and females measure 13-15 inches in height and weigh 27-35 pounds in weight. This breed is considered a small to medium sized breed. Built long and low to the ground, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is built rectangular in appearance. Their large head is oval in shaped, with two large triangular ears that fall flat against their face. This breed has a single layer, wire hair coat that is very rough to the touch. It is available in different shades of fawn/blonde/wheat, as well as a rusty red. Their two large eyes come in a beautiful golden color to match their coat, as well as a dark brown. Their tail is medium in length and is thick from the body to the end point.


The Basset Fauve de Bretange is a wonderful breed for almost all families. Known for their excellent temperament with adults and children of all ages, and their incredible companion skills. This breed does very well with learning, however few owners have noted that they at times, noticed "stubborn" traits within their Basset Fauve de Bretagne. This breed is a Scenthound type, so we do not recommend adding one to your family if you have small animals inside your home as pets. Also, due to this, we highly recommend a proper harness and leash at all times while outdoors, unless within a properly installed fence for everyone's safety and well being. This breed can and will follow scents as well as chase small animals.


Daily brushing is required as well as bathing when needed. This breed does shed. We recommend speaking with a groomer for further suggestions to care for this rough wire hair coat.

Special Notes

Please note that this breed is a Scenthound and needs to be supervised at ALL times outdoor to prevent being lost or getting injured while following a scent or chasing a small animal. We recommend a properly installed fenced in area for your pup to roam freely outdoors or a constant harness and leash that fits comfortably for your dog. Please fully educate yourself about the Basset Fauve de Bretagne prior to adopting or purchasing one to add to your family to ensure this is the proper breed for you. Do not add a new dog to your family unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care for him or her. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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