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Tawny Brittany Bassett

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 40 lbs.

Height: 13" - 15"

Life Span: 9 - 15 years.

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: France

Also Known As: Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Tawny Brittany Bassett requires a fair amount of exercise - about 1 hour per day. This dog is energetic, athletic, and quick. It loves to romp, play and hunt.

Grooming Needs

Your Tawny Brittany Basset has a rough, short coat that needs brushed once a week. In addition, it should be plucked twice per year. This breed is a low shedding one.


The Tawny Brittany Basset is quiet, affectionate and intelligent. The breed is generally cheerful and brave, but has a mind of its own. Thus, it can be difficult to train.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


Bred to hunt small game in its native France.

Pet Facts

The Tawny Brittany Basset has a typical Basset appearance -- long body with short legs.