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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Breed origin: France
Original purpose: Hunting dog.

AKC recognized: No

Size: Height: 12½ to 15 inches
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Life span: 9 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are loving, happy, and outgoing dogs. They are good with children and make good family pets. However, as scent hounds, they have a tendency to dash off when they pick up an interesting scent, and have a high risk of being hit by a car.

Good with children? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: tracking

Grooming requirement: Brush and comb weekly. Stripping may be required.

Known health problems: Ear infections, corneal ulcers, cataracts.

Recommended books for further reading:

Basset Fauve de Bretagne
By Evan L. Roberts
Published in 2004
155 pages

Other websites for additional information:

Wikipedia breed information page
UK Basset Fauve de Bretagne Club

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