The Basset Fauve

I’m thinking about creating a page specifically about the breed of dog we have (Basset Fauve de Bretagne). It’s a rare French breed and there isn’t much info on the web for this one.

Cooper is a doll (although sometimes destructive when he gets bored), and it’s a good excuse to put tons of pictures of him up on Cootiehog. The problem is – since there is so little info out there about the breed, how on earth am *I* suppose to come up with the “definitive” page on Basset Fauves?

All right, go ahead and make fun of me. I know I’m “The Planner Not the Doer” – but this is an easy thing to do. Right?

Update in June 2004: It has come to my attention that this dog is no longer bred in the U.S. I did a search to find breeders and while a couple potential breeder names came up, subsequent calls to find more details came up empty. As far as I know, if anyone in the US wishes to get a Basset Fauve de Bretagne, they’ll have to get one from abroad and go through the quarantine issue for several months before getting the dog shipped to the US. Very expensive.

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  1. Ruth, alas I never created the page – I just don’t know enough about the breed to create an intelligent website about them. Love the pics on your site, though!

  2. I adopted a 4 month old female dog (new family member) under the impression she was a wire-haired dauschund, as I was told. My 10 year old daughter was doing some research and discovered the basset fauve breed and mentioned how much both breeds looked alike and that she thought we may actually have a basset fauve. Two months pass and I finally got around to checking things out and sure enough she was right. We do have a basset fauve!! No problem we love her just the same and and rather light heartedly we had a family meeting with Bailey our basset fauve and explained the mistake regarding her identity. We laughed endlessly that evening.

    Our real delimna however is we have just completed a puppy training class and she did great with all sessions. However, when we are home and she’s outside, she will not come in on command. She only comes in if she is lured with treats…most of the time not each and every time. I am concerned about this because if she gets the front door there is no fence to keep her protected from the street or cars. And, I would like to take her to the park in the summer with my daughter and feel that I can trust her off a leash to come back to us.

    Do you have any suggestions?


  3. Hello,
    My family has been searching for our “best friend”
    we have researched alot of breeds and fell in love with Basset Fauve de Bretagne.We live in the United States and hoping we can find a breeder who has some pups and willing to trasport.
    If you have any info please pass it on.
    Thank you,

  4. I learned about this dog in a book about dogs and am interested in finding a breeder in the US (preferably east coast). Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Hi, My name is Lisa I’m really interested in find out information about the Basset Fauve De Bretagne and also finding a breeder with in the united states and I was wondering if you have and could give me any information on it.. I also really like your website and I hope to hear from you soon.


  6. Hi Jaynee, it is quite easy to send a fauve to the US, its coming in to the UK that causes the 6 month wait – recently a fauve, sired by one of mine, was sent to California with no problems. Anyone buying a puppy should not have to pay extra because it is going abroad, but should expect to pay flights etc.
    Hope this helps – Lynn

  7. I breed Fauves in SC, USA. I imported mine from CH lines while apprenticing under hunting judges in France. I currently have a nice litter.

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