Basset Bleu de Gascogne


The Basset Bleu de Gascogne, also known as the Blue Gascony Basset, is a long-backed, short legged breed of dog of the hound type. The breed originated in the Middle Ages, descended from the Grand Bleu de Gascogne. It nearly became extinct around the early 19th century; its salvation was attributed to one Alain Bourbon. A French native breed, it is rare outside of its homeland. It is recognized internationally by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, in the UK by The Kennel Club, and by the United Kennel Club in the United States. The "bleu" of its name is a reference to its coat which has a ticked appearance.


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Characteristics / Temperament

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Basset Bleu de Gascogne are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Basset Bleu de Gascognewill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

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