About the Great Gascony Blue

Very widespread in the south (midi) and south-west of France, particularly in Gascony, from where they take their name; they are at the origin of all the scenthounds named “from the South” (du midi). They generally hunt in packs, for which they have a highly developed instinct, although these industrious dogs can work alone as a tracking hound.

They have a very fine nose and a resonant voice, and with moderate training have no problem following commands.

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

Breed specifics

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France
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FCI Group 6
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Large
Avg life expectancy
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Obedient / Determined / Calm

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  • Patient with children and other animals
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Needs moderate training