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Basset Fauve de Bretagne


 

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Group: Hounds
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This is the smallest of the French Hounds. According to the French hound expert, George Johnston, they were saved from near extinction by crossing the true Fauves with the Basset Griffon Vendeen, and perhaps red colored Wire-haired Dachshunds.

These small hounds are today used to hunt rabbits and are ideally suited to hunt in dense brush. They are hunted in packs, with competition for hunting trial awards in France keenly contested. In Brittany, interest in the breed has been recently been revived.

 

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