Welcome to Basset Fauve de Bretagne Club of America!

We welcome everyone who loves Fauves whether you are an owner or not.

We invite you to join our club.

About the BFDBCA

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne Club of America (BFDBCA) was established in 2013 to be the official American Kennel Club (AKC) national breed club in the United States.  The mission of the club is to:

  1. Promote quality in the breeding of Basset Fauve de Bretagnes and to strive toward promoting perfection in the breed.
  2. Encourage members and breeders to accept the Breed Standard as approved by FCI and AKC as the standard of excellence by which all Basset Fauve de Bretagnes must be judged.
  3. Strive to protect and promote the interests of the breed and to encourage good sportsmanship behavior at all dog competitions, tests, and trials under the rules and regulations of the AKC and BFDBCA.
  4. To conduct sanctioned shows, educational seminars and other events under the rules and regulations of the AKC and BFDBCA.
  5. Promote and encourage membership to follow the guidelines set forth in the BFDBCA Code of Ethics.
  6. To be available to rescue and re-home any Basset Fauve de Bretagne in need.

Latest News

Ambassador Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Ambassador Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize a dog who has brought a significant and sustained contribution to the Basset Fauve de Bretagne breed.

This can take the form of a variety of talents, which may include any or all the following examples:

  • Has brought attention to the breed by making a meaningful contribution which enriches the lives of its community.
  • Has demonstrated the human to dog bond in an extraordinary service manner.
  • Exhibits great pack hunting skills for which the breed is known for.
  • Accomplished in one or a variety of canine activities or sports that represent the qualities of a scent hound.

Please send your nomination with a description of why you are nominating this person and contact information for the nominee. Nominations need to be received by August 10th and the award will be presented at our 2024 Nationals at Purina Farms in September.

Please email your nominations to:

Awards Committee
c/o Kim Thompson

Youth Achievement Award Nominations

Nominations for the Annual Youth Achievement Award are now being accepted and must be received by August 10,  2024. The award will be presented at our Nationals at Purina Farms in September 2024.

Nominate a young person (age 13-21) who has a vision and a dream that is canine related, is involved in activities to make that dream come true, and would benefit from the monetary award.

Please send your nomination with a description of why you are nominating this person and contact information for the nominee.

Please submit a nomination to:

BFdBCA Award Committee
c/o Kim Thompson
4133 Abbott Drive
Bakersfield, CA. 933312

You can also email it to Kim by using this email link.


Become a BFDBCA Member!

We welcome you to join the club if you own a Fauve or if you have an interest in the breed.

There are two easy ways to join the club. Filling out the online form is the quickest and easiest method. Or you can download the form, fill it out clearly, and mail it to us with payment.

See more info on our Membership page.

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AKC Breeder Spotlight on Cindy Hartman

We are so proud to have our breed featured on the AKC website “Expert Advice” section!

Here’s a link to the Breeder Spotlight on our Founder and Club President, Cindy Hartman.