Basset Bleu de Gascogne

Thinking about purchasing an Basset Bleu de Gascogne? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Basset Bleu de Gascogne breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good Basset Bleu de Gascogne owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Basset Bleu de Gascogne and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an Basset Bleu de Gascogne Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Basset Bleu de Gascogne and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Basset Bleu de Gascogne Breed Profile

A rare breed from France that is rarely seen outside the country. Almost extinct in the 1890's, but was saved by a French breeder. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne was mainly used for hunting small game. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne has a long narrow head and low set ears that are folded reminiscent of other hounds. Medium in size, they have a deep chest, strong legs and a long tail.

Other Names: Blue Gascony Basset

Type: Scent Hound

Height: 13" - 16.5"
Weight: 35-40 Pounds

Color: White with black ticking, mottled blue with black patches and tan markings.
Coat: Smooth

Temperament: Easy going who will get along with everyone.
With Pets:  Yes
Special Skills: With an excellent sense of smell, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne can hunt in almost any conditions. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is also a very obedient dog.

Special Needs: Fenced yard and leashed.

Activity: Moderate
Living Environment: Rural or suburban home.

Country of Origin: France
History: Developed from scent hounds of Grand Bleu de Gascogne and Basset Saintongeois, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne came into existence around the nineteenth century.

Registries: FCI (Group 6), UK Hound Group

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