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. Very new breed in Australia.
Intelligent dogs who are hounds
through and through. They must be trained to recall as puppies or
they will turn a 'deaf ear' on you and come back when it suits them!
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
a brush once a week is all they need, and a bath when needed.
They need moderate but regular exercise to stay in shape.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition