Basset Fauve de Bretagne
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a smallish hound breed, built along the same lines as the Basset Hound, but lighter and with longer legs. They originated from France.
They are Wire-coated; and its coat is very harsh to touch, dense, red-wheaten. They have dense, coarse fur which may require stripping.
The breed was developed in France as hunting dog from the larger Grand Fauve de Bretagne the breed which is now extinct. After the Second World War there was a rumor that the Basset Fauve de Bretagne was also near to extinction. The French club denies this, and says that their numbers were never so low. This breed in the UK is generally seen as a show dog and family pet. This breed of dogs can also be found in other parts of Europe where it is used as a family pet. They are happy, loving, outgoing dogs and are good with children.
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a small, lively and stocky hound. It benefits from enormous energy coupled with excellent hardiness. Some Fauves are born with black coat which may or may not go with maturity. It is very less common to see them with white patches but white patches are confined to chest and top of the head. The correct color for a Fauve is anything from fawn to red and should be solid with darker shaded ears.
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a very social breed and would easily get along with other animals. They often do hunting in pairs. They also gets along well with children .It becomes necessary to socialize them from a young age to avoid any timidness.
For The Basset Fauve de Bretagne in the UK there are no hereditary disorders However, other areas in Europe have reported cases of epilepsy. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is prone to heart failure, kidney failure, and cancer. They can also have other issues such as corneal ulcers, cataracts, otitis externa, reproductive problems and otitis media.
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne will do great with a larger area to live and play in .They can do well with apartment life if they get proper exercise. They do not require professional grooming. All they need is regular nail clipping and brushing .They should never be trimmed. But sometimes it is important to remove any excess hair from the ear canals.