This dog is the descendant of the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne and was widely spread and appreciated in Bretagne in the 19th century. Today, this breed is rarely found.
It is a small- to medium-sized dog, long rather than tall and rather strong. It has a long skull, a rectangular to conical muzzle with a big and dark-brown nose. It has long ears, with pointed tips, drooping and covered with delicate, soft hair. The tail is thick at the base, medium-sized in length and shaped like a sickle. The fur has rough, thick, almost straight hair, of medium length. It has a golden colour, light or dark reddish and possibly with a white patch on its chest and neck.
It is an intelligent, bold, brave and perseverent dog with an excellent sense of smell, active, cheerful and friendly. Jolly and friendly with its master, it accepts children and it has no problems with strangers either. It gets along well with other dogs. Other animals are not a problem, as long as the dog is used to them from an early age.
This dog's fur needs regular brushing and trimming about twice a year.
The dog feels best outdoors, in an enclosed yard where it can exercise, but it can also adapt to an apartment with an active familiy if long daily walks are provided. It has the tendency, like all hunting dogs, to wander off chasing a scent. It needs socialization and training.
With a gentle, but consistent training performed with patience, the desired results are achievable. It must be taught to respond to calls from an early age in order to avoid its walking away on its own.
It is an excellent hunting dog for rabbits and a pleasant companion.