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Blue Gascony Basset

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

About the Blue Gascony Basset

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 both in the plan of necessary morphology improvement and in the preservation of the qualities of the dog "from the south" (Aiguille du Midi region).

These active, agile and lively scent hounds 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

FCI Group 6
Size category
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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