The Basset Fauve de Bretagne, or often called just the Basset Fauve,
is a lively, active hound. Belonging to the Group referred to as
"Scenthounds" it has a keen nose and strong hunting drive. In its homeland of
France, the Basset Fauve is used mainly for hunting of rabbits, but also is used to trail
other larger game in some countries.
The Basset Fauve has a wirey harsh coat, having the color from a shade of fawn to red.
They are often referred to as a large dog in a small package, as they are very robust and
determined hunters who are agile, as well as quick for their size.
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne are gaining much acceptance worldwide as a delightful family dog,
who is outgoing and friendly and especially fond of children. They love being in the midst
of the family activities, and although moderately active indoors, they are willing to be as
active outdoors in the yard or field as the owners wish them to be.
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is rare in the USA.