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Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Origin France
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Other Names
What other names does the Basset Fauve de Bretagne have? The breed also known as...
Fawn Brittany Basset
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Basset Fauve de Bretagne puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Basset Fauve de Bretagne gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Basset Fauve de Bretagne's size? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Basset Fauve de Bretagne weigh?
25-35 pounds (11-16 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
30 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Basset Fauve de Bretagne?
13-15 inches (32-38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
14 inches (35 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Basset Fauve de Bretagne have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseWiry
Colors
What color is the Basset Fauve de Bretagne's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
WheatenFawnWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Basset Fauve de Bretagne and how often?
Easy to groom: The Basset Fauve de Bretagne doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Basset Fauve de Bretagnes shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Basset Fauve de Bretagne have?
AdaptableCompanionableSociableAffectionateCourageousStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Basset Fauve de Bretagne?
Average: Basset Fauve de Bretagne's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Basset Fauve de Bretagnes easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Basset Fauve de Bretagnes bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Basset Fauve de Bretagne rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Basset Fauve de Bretagnes good watchdogs?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Basset Fauve de Bretagne do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Basset Fauve de Bretagnes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Basset Fauve de Bretagne to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Wanderlust potential of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Basset Fauve de Bretagne have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Are Basset Fauve de Bretagnes good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Basset Fauve de Bretagnes kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Basset Fauve de Bretagnes get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Basset Fauve de Bretagnes get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Basset Fauve de Bretagnes have health problems?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Basset Fauve de Bretagnes live? What is this dog average life span?
11-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Basset Fauve de Bretagne breed hypoallergenic?
No
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Basset Fauve de Bretagne have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Basset Fauve de Bretagnes require per day?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Basset Fauve de Bretagnes sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Basset Fauve de Bretagne need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Basset Fauve de Bretagne has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Basset Fauve de Bretagne's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Basset Fauve de Bretagne: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Basset Fauve de Bretagne have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Basset Fauve de Bretagne have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Basset Fauve de Bretagne doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Basset Fauve de Bretagne rarely barks.
  • Apartment Friendly: Basset Fauve de Bretagnes are apartment-friendly dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Basset Fauve de Bretagnes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.

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