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Grand Bleu de Gascogne

This very old breed of dog, eminently French in terms of head, color, and expression, exudes serene strength and great nobility.

About the Blue Gascony Basset

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 scent hounds 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 tracking hounds.

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

Country
France
Group
FCI Group 6
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Obedient / Determined / Calm

Key facts

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

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