Learning About Rodent Pets

Think About Getting A Basset Fauve De Bretagne

by Neil Turner

If you are looking for an intelligent, friendly dog that will make a good pet, you should consider getting a Basset Fauve de Bretagne. They are also called the Fawn Colored Brittany Basset, so look for both names when looking for a responsible breeder to buy a puppy from. Knowing more about these dogs can make it easier for you to decide whether or not the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is the right kind of dog for you. 


The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a relatively small dog. They range from about 12 to 15 inches high and weigh between 25 and 35 pounds. The size of the dog means that if you live somewhere that has size limits on the pets you can own, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne should be able to fit under those guidelines. 


In general, these dogs are very friendly, very smart, and more than a little stubborn. When it comes to training them, they are going to want to do their own thing and not listen to you very much. You can get around that by finding out what motivates your particular dog. Some dogs are food motivated, and other dogs are play motivated. It may take you some trial and error to find out which thing will get your dog to do what you want during training, but doing it will be worth it, for both you and your new puppy.

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne was bred as a hunting dog, which means that they really need to have some kind of job to do. Training can be a good option, but that might not be enough for them, especially after they have been doing it for a while. You can go with advanced training and try out agility course training, which can be a good option for a smart dog. Because they are hunting dogs, they will be more than happy to let you know about every rabbit, bird, and other small creature they see, usually by barking and using the hunting hound alarm. If you are walking the dog and they see something they want to chase, they may try to run and pull the leash from your hands. 

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne can be a very sweet and loving companion for you and your family, and they tend to be very good with children and with other dogs. You will just need to make sure that they are busy and that they don't think they are the ones who are in charge. 

To learn more, contact a company like 4Clovers Basset Fauve de Bretagne