Basset Bleu de Gascogne
Type: Scent Hound
Weight: 35-40 Pounds
Country of Origin: France
Description: 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.
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Other Names: Blue Gascony Basset
Colors: White with black ticking, mottled blue with black patches and tan markings.
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.
Living Environment: Rural or suburban home.
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