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Basset Bleu de Gascogne – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium
Weight: There is no standard weight available for this dog breed
Height: 12 to 15 inches
Longevity: 0
Bark Tendency: Medium
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: High

Adopt a Basset Bleu de Gascogne, Dog Breed Guide

Introduction

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne, pronounced Bas-SAY- Bluh day Gas-CONE, is a French original. Also called the Basset Bleu, they got their names from their short coat which is white with black ticking and black patches, giving a bluish effect.

Official Name

Basset Bleu de Gascogne
Other Name – Basset Blue, Blue Basset, Basset Bleu

Origin

Date – / Country: France
Family / Group: Scent Hounds, Hounds

Recognized By

United Kennel Club

History

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is believed to be descendants of the ancient scent hounds. During the late 19th century, pioneer breeders of this dog breeds crossed the Grand Bleu de Gascogne and the Basset Saintongeois to get the two breeds traits which are perfect for medium sized game hunting.

Personality

The Basset Blue is naturally easy-going and very a very friendly dog. They get along with almost everyone, including children and other dogs and pets.

Bred For

Hunting small to medium sized game animals in France

Environment

The Basset Blue is not suitable for apartment living conditions. They will be okay in rural and suburban homes with an average sized yard.

Grooming

No special requirement is needed with the Basset Bleu’s short coat. Grooming is seldom necessary

Training

Like most scent hounds, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne can be quite hard to train as they get easily distracted by various scents. Obedience and housebreaking training on this dog should be done in an early stage.

Health

Basset Bleu de Gascogne is generally healthy in nature. They are not prone to health ailments which affect the other scent hound dogs

Exercise

An active lifestyle is necessary for the Basset Bleu de Gascogne to stay in tip top shape. Owners of these dogs should have long daily walks with them. If time is a problem, compensate having an average sized yard which is adequately fenced for them to roam and run around.

 

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