I'd thought long and hard about various possibilities, and in the end discarded the civet (or as it is known in France, the African Civet[te]) due to the clarity of difference between the depicted animal's short tail and the rather overly thick one found on civets (and their illustrations).
This does not mean we should dismiss the possibility, but it seems to me less likely than a lynx.
Here are two images I quickly obtained from the net for the purposes of comparison:
Still, and again comparing these in distinction to either a bad representation of a dog or a not too bad representation of a European lynx, I find the last of these the most likely... in terms of the Noblet.
In addition, I should perhaps add here that Mark Filipas, in his Alphabetic Masquerade
, mentions the FOX in connection with this card.