The Kennel Club





Basset Fauve De Bretagne




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: September 2000

CLASSIFICATION

: Hound

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Short-legged, rough-coated hound of moderate length.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

: Courageous, hardy, possessing good nose. Very nimble in movement.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Lively, friendly and amenable.

HEAD

: Medium in length, well balanced. Skull moderately domed, fair width; occipital point well defined. Foreface of medium length, slightly arched; moderate stop. Underjaw strong and well developed. Nose black or very dark. Nostrils wide open.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

: Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

: Slightly oval, neither too deep set nor too prominent. Dark, hazel, no haw apparent. Lively expression.

Ears

: Set on level with eye, extending to the nose when drawn forward, folding inwards ending in a point. Covered with finer, darker and softer hair than body.

NECK

: Rather short, muscular.

BODY

: Chest wide and deep. Sternum prominent. Ribs well rounded, carried well back. Level topline; strong loin.

TAIL

: Set on high, thick at the base, tapering to a point, reaching slightly beyond the hock when lowered, carried like a sickle when moving.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: Forelegs straight; slight crook acceptable; well boned with strong pasterns. Feet turning neither in nor out. Shoulders slightly sloping.

FEET

: Tight, pads firm and hard. Short nails.

HINDQUARTERS

: Strong and muscular. Stifles well bent, hocks well let down with good angulation, turning neither in nor out; just under body when standing naturally.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Quick, striding out well.

COAT

:

HAIR

: Very harsh, dense and flat. Never long or woolly.

COLOUR

: Fawn, gold-wheaten or red-wheaten. White spot on chest permissible.

SIZE

: Height at withers 32-38 cms (12½-15 ins).

FAULTS

: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.