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We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Basset Fauve De Bretagne

Basset Fauve De Bretagne
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne first appeared in Brittany (France) during the 1800s and was originally used for hunting small game. Little is known about it’s pedigree but it is thought to be a cross between the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne (notable for its tracking skills) and the Brittany Basset – a natural hunter.


This dog usually lives to 11 years of age but with plenty of the correct nutrition and the right care and attention can easily live up to 14 years.


32cm to 38cm
9kg to 18kg


The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a hound through and through and loves to give chase at the slightest movement or sound. Keeping these skills under control during a walk is relatively easy provided it is taught to respond to commands from an early age.


In general, this dog gets along well with other pets in the home. However, as with most breeds, introducing it to other animals is most effective during its first six months.


Regular combing of the coat is an essential part of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne’s care routine and, depending on the condition of the coat, may require the occasional professional grooming session. Excess hair in the ear passage should be removed and the claws trimmed on a regular basis.


Being a hunting dog, the Basset has energy to burn and will need plenty of space to roam and explore around the home. Potential owners must be prepared for regular, lengthy walks to keep it in peak condition.


If you have decided that the Basset Fauve de Bretagne is the dog for you and you realise that as a hound it will be quick to give chase to anything that moves, contact one of the groups listed below:

Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    (Details correct as of 14/12/2017)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)