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Basset Bleu de Gascogne

This is a hound used when hunting with guns and sometimes for coursing, alone or in a pack, preferably rabbits and hares.

About the Basset Bleu de Gascogne

The breed was reborn at the end of the 19th century, under the instigation of some huntsmen from the West. Since then its evolution has been constant as much in the plan of necessary morphology improvement as in the preservation of the qualities of the dog “from the south” (du midi).

These active, agile and lively scenthounds are industrious hunters with a sonorous voice that work very well in a pack. They are affectionate and cheerful companions that need to play energetically.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
France
Group
FCI Group 6
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Lively / Loving / Alert / Friendly / Gentle / Intelligent / Loyal

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Patient with children and other animals
  • Requires moderate grooming

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