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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

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Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Alternative names
Fawn Brittany Basset
Country of origin
Common nicknames
Classification and breed standards
FCI: Group 6 Section 1 #36  
ANKC: Group 4 (Hounds)  
KC (UK): Hound  
UKC: Scenthound Breeds  
Not recognized by any major kennel club
This breed of dog is extinct

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a breed of dog in the hound family.


Bassets Fauves de Bretagne are short legged dogs, 32 to 38cm in height. They have coarse, dense fur.


The breed was developed in France as a hunting dog from the larger Grand Fauve de Bretagne, a breed that is now extinct. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne was also close to extinction after the second world war, but the breed was recreated using the remaining examples of the breed and crossing in Petite Bassets Griffons Vendeen and standard wirehaired Dachshunds.

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