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Petit Bleu de Gascogne

The fine-nosed, well-voiced Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a determined hunter. These hounds work well in a pack, due to their calm, affectionate nature and their willingness to follow commands.

About the Petit Bleu de Gascogne

The Petit is a smaller version of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne that has existed as long as its larger sibling, bred to go after small game. Overall, the breed is medium-sized, well proportioned and distinguished. As well as their hunting role, the Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a loving and obedient dog who settles well into most households.

There is generally a black patch on each side of the head, covering the ears, surrounding the eyes, and ending at the cheeks.

 

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
10–12 years

Calm / Loving / Determined / Obedient

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs moderate training
  • Requires outdoor space

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