Griffon Bleu de Gascogne

Other name: Blue Gascony Griffon

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Traditionally bred as a hunting dog, the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne is characterized by its versatility, since it can be used for hare shooting or in the way of the wild boar. A medium-sized dog, it inherits, as its name suggests, the characteristics of the Bleu de Gascogne and the Griffon. As a family, he is affectionate and lively.

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Hair type Hard
Origin France
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 20 kg to 25 kg From 48 cm to 55 cm
Male From 20 kg to 25 kg From 50 cm to 57 cm
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History of the breed

The origins of Griffon Bleu de Gascogne are very old and are located in the Pyrenees region . The breed was developed from the cross between the medium sized Chien Bleu de Gascogne and a Griffon . The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne almost disappeared, but the breed has seen a resurgence of interest in recent years thanks to the efforts of passionate breeders.

It was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on September 30, 1963.

Griffon Bleu de Gascogne Pictures

Photo of Floopy, Griffon Bleu de GascognePhoto of Garett, Griffon Bleu de GascognePhoto of Fils, Griffon Bleu de Gascogne

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Physical features

His hair : harsh to the touch, rough in texture, shorter on the head, even shorter on the ears and dense on the eyebrows.
Its color : slate blue with black and white speckles. With or without black spots on either side of the head, extending from the ears to the cheeks, including the eyes. A small black oval spot on a white interval is located at the top of the skull.
Its head : the top is slightly rounded, the stop moderately accentuated, the nose black and broad, the cheeks dry.
His ears : long, drooping, with rounded ends and set low.
His eyes : oval in shape, dark brown in color and displaying an expression of liveliness.
His body : writable in a rectangle. The neck is slender, the back is strong and straight, the kidney muscular, the chest well developed.
Its tail : thick at birth, well covered with hair, carried like a saber blade.

Behavior and character

Affectionate
Calm
Protective
Independent
Hunter
Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

When hunting, the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne manifests a great deal of enthusiasm and willpower, and emphasizes its fine and powerful scent. He also tends to give voice a lot. With his family, the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne is totally loyal and knows how to be affectionate . Bursting with energy, this dog is also alert and lively .

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Education

Clever
Obedient

The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne needs a firm and precocious education . Being firm with this dog does not mean, however, that he should be rushed in any way. It is a question of establishing his status as master and of being obeyed, while respecting him and giving him affection. This is why the game and the rewards give very good results with the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne. It is also important to ensure that he learns to recall , because like any hunting dog, he may be tempted to wander away or even run away.

Living conditions

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

The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne must be able to benefit from a certain freedom and space to express itself fully. The ideal living environment for this dog would therefore be a house in the countryside with a large enclosed lot. It can adapt to the urban environment if it is walked enough and regularly has the opportunity to exercise over large areas.

Health

Solid
Ease of gaining weight

Rustic and robust, the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne has a solid health . The characteristics of its hair allow it to withstand low temperatures. Its long, hanging ears expose the dog to the risk of developing ear diseases (infections, ear infections) without regular maintenance. The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne can also be affected by the dilation-torsion syndrome of the stomach.

Hypoallergenic breed

No

Litter size

Between 4 and 6 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Gastric torsion
Occasional concerns
Ear infection
Otitis

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Griffon Bleu de Gascogne is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

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

The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne only requires basic maintenance, but regular maintenance .

A weekly brushing is enough to maintain the cleanliness and the beauty of the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne’s coat. Its hair, ears, eyes and pads should be examined after each outing in the wild to detect and remove any debris or external parasites.

His teeth need to be brushed frequently to remove tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Mini
900 €
Maxi
1400 €

The purchase price of a Griffon Bleu de Gascogne is between € 900 and € 1,400.

Annual maintenance cost

Mini
€ 300
Maxi
600 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Griffon Bleu de Gascogne is between € 300 and € 600.

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Food

Being an active dog, the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne needs a diet that provides it with quality proteins and a full supply of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.). He may have a tendency to be greedy, hence the need to give him his meals in suitable quantities.

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Physical activity

Athletic
Energy level
Potential to play

The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne is a born hunter, who needs to stimulate his sense of smell while exerting himself by walking over great distances . Long daily walks , or even twice daily, accompanied by play sessions make it possible to guarantee one’s physical, mental and emotional balance.

Competitions

Classifications & Standards
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club

Others

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FCI Information

FCI No.

32

FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1963

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