Bebasset Bordeaux

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Bebasset Bordeaux History

The Basset Bordeaux is a breed of hound originally developed in France. The ancestors of the Basset Bordeaux were scenthounds used for rabbit hunting. The name “Bordelais” refers to its place of origin, the region of Aquitaine. The Bebasset and Grand Basset (a similar looking but larger variety) are hounds with a smooth, short-haired coat. The head is small and wedge-shaped, with a dark nose and dark, almond-shaped eyes. The ears are small and rounded, and the muzzle is the same length as the skull. The body is sturdy and compact, with a well-muscled chest, a straight back, and a deep, well-filled tail. The Bebasset and Grand Bassets are one of the oldest French-type hounds, along with the French Hound, the Poitevin, the Gascony, the Bichon Fauve de Bretagne, and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. The Bebasset and the Grand Bassets were both recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2011.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Bebasset Bordeaux Physical Characteristics

The Bebasset Bordeaux is a medium-sized, short-coated breed of cattle dog that originated in the Basque region of Spain. They weigh between 60 and 80 pounds and stand 15 to 18 inches high at the withers. They have an elongated head, a flat skull, and a large, wide-set nose. Their ears are erect, pointed, and oval-shaped, and their tail is set high. Their body is muscular and compact, and they have short, straight legs. Their coat is short and flat, and the color can range from light brown to red.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Red, Isabella, Fawn, White, Pied, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 19 – 22 inches

Female Height Range: 17 – 20 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 70 – 90 lbs

Female Weight Range: 60 – 80 lbs

Bebasset Bordeaux Health

Description of breed health.


10-13 yrs

Bebasset Bordeaux Health Concerns

Gastric Torsion, Pulmonic Stenosis, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Platelet Dysfunction, Entropion, Ectropion, Intervertebral Disc Disease, Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome, Shaker Dog Syndrome, Cutaneous Asthenia

Bebasset Bordeaux Temperament and Behaviour

The Bebassets are sweet and adorable little dogs that make great companion and watchdogs. They are fairly easy to train and can be very protective of their families. They are typically friendly and sociable, although some can be more reserved than others.

Bebasset Bordeaux Activity Requirements

Bebassets are hunting dogs that were bred to hunt, track, and flush out small game. They are a medium size, short-haired dog that has been popular with hunters and families with small children for many years. Bebassets are intelligent and agile. They enjoy playing games and participating in activities such as tracking and agility. However, they are not high energy. They only need moderate amounts of daily exercise and will enjoy playing outside with their family. Bebassets are loving, friendly, and easy-going dogs. They get along well with other dogs, children, and even cats. However, they can be stubborn at times and may be more difficult to train than other more high-energy breeds. Bebassets are a great choice for families who are looking for a low-energy, low-maintenance dog. They do not need a large amount of exercise and will be happy with a walk around the neighborhood, a game of fetch, or a run in the yard.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

3.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bebasset Bordeaux is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bebasset Bordeaux is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Bebasset Bordeaux is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bebasset Bordeaux is part of the Unclassified group.

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