Basset Bleu de Gascogne

Other name: Bleu de Gascogne

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The Basset Bleu de Gascogne gives an impression of heaviness when observing it. However, he wants to be quite agile. The hunting dog par excellence, the Bleu de Gascogne has an inescapable flair. He is eager for large spaces to run and exercise. A perfect traveling companion, he hates solitude and finds comfort in the presence of his master by his side. Playful, gentle, calm and attentive, he can sometimes use his thick voice (this can be disturbing). He is loyal, but also a little stubborn, hence a firm upbringing to be expected. He gets along wonderfully with children.



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Hair type Short
Origin France
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 16 kg to 17 kg From 35 cm to 38 cm
Male From 16 kg to 17 kg From 35 cm to 38 cm
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History of the breed

Bleu de Gascogne originates from France. It mentions dogs to bluish appearance from the 12th century in the Gascony region. The latter were used for hunting wild boar, wolves and also deer. Bleu de Gascogne is made from crosses of old French dogs, including the Saint-Hubert dog .

Originally from Gascony, it also comes from Béarn, a region in the south of France. Still, its true origin is a mystery. Some claim that it is the fruit of the mix between Bleus de Gascogne and Bassets Saintongeois, others think that it is the consequence of a mutation of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne.

Nevertheless, race is recognized in the early 20th century, with its standard first awarded in 1919. The race, having made discreet comeback in the early 1980s the International Federation Cynologique recognizes October 30, 1963


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Physical features

His hair: short, quite thick (half-thick) and well supplied.
Its color: black and white speckled, displaying a slate blue reflection, with or without black spots of varying sizes.
His head: marked with 2 black spots on each side, covering the ears, eyes and cheeks. The skull appears slightly domed when viewed from the front, with a marked occipital protuberance. The forehead is full, the stop slightly accentuated. The nose is black and the nostrils are wide open, the lips drooping and the cheeks dry.
Its ears: set below the line of the eye, narrow at their base, not very thick, in curls, ending in a point and exceeding the tip of the nose.
His eyes: oval, brown in color, displaying a soft, even melancholy look.
His body: the back is elongated, the nothing short and well attached, the croup slightly oblique, the chest well developed in length and descending below the elbow and the flank outstretched.
Its tail: strong at its attachment, carried like a saber blade, of good length (end just reaching the ground at rest).

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

Bleu de Gascogne is endearing, sweet and particularly joyful . His bonhomie appeals to families who decide to adopt one. It blends in perfectly with the daily life of humans. He cannot do without it since he hates loneliness . He will not hesitate to play with the children . An excellent companion dog, he is also very useful during hunting parties, where his infallible flair will save you precious time. In addition, it coexists without difficulty with congeners or other animals.

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Due to his intelligence, his attachment to his master, his sensitivity and his docility, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a rather easy dog to train . Slightly stubborn , the Bleu de Gascogne must know an education combining firmness and gentleness . From an early age, he must learn the main rules of life, the orders, and must be socialized as much as possible.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

Before being a companion dog, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is above all a hunting dog , and more precisely a shooting hound. As such, he must be able to benefit from sufficient physical activity on a daily basis if we plan to offer him an urban lifestyle. It is only on this condition, combined with early education and socialization , that he can adapt to life in the city and in apartments. The ideal for him would be to be able to live in a house with a large fenced garden. You should also know that its characteristic howl can be a source of annoyance for the neighborhood.


Ease of gaining weight

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a dog with a robust constitution and overall good health. Like Basset Artésien-Normand, Bleu de Gascogne is prone to diseases that affect its skeleton . Thus, he can develop hip dysplasia , or even spinal problems . He may also experience hernias and bone deformities . In addition, he should be vaccinated against ticks , especially if he lives in the countryside. His ears should be watched, because he is predisposed to ear infections.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 6 and 9 puppies

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a Basset Bleu de Gascogne dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 11 years old

Maximum: 13 years

The life expectancy of a Basset Bleu de Gascogne is, on average, between 11 years and 13 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is easy to maintain dog. It is simply necessary to be careful to offer him a balanced diet to avoid the risk of overweight and deficiencies. It should be brushed weekly to give it a silky, well-groomed coat.

It is recommended to brush the dog weekly to ensure the cleanliness and good health of his coat and skin. Particular attention should be paid to its long, hanging ears, with regular cleanings to prevent infections.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Max € 500
700 €

The purchase price of a Basset Bleu de Gascogne is between € 500 and € 700.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 1,100
1200 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Basset Bleu de Gascogne is between € 1,100 and € 1,200.

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Bleu de Gascogne is predisposed to stomach twists . In any case, it should not be run within 2 hours of a ration. In addition, Bleu de Gascogne easily gains weight. It is therefore advisable to give him a balanced diet . Not overfeeding it is the key. It is recommended to give him high quality kibble for his intestinal transit, but also to offer him all the needs he requires.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

He is a hunter and athletic dog . He needs to go out daily , to run and thus to exert himself physically. In addition to being beneficial for his morale, it is good for his health and it limits weight gain. He can’t stand to stay long without having the opportunity to move.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1963


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