Blue Gascony

Other names : Petit Bleu de Gascogne, Grand Bleu de Gascogne, Basset Bleu de Gascogne, Griffon bleu de Gascogne, Small Blue Gascony, Great Gascony Blue, Blue Gascony Basset, Blue Gascony Griffon

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Photo: puppy of Blue Gascony breed
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Life expectancy

The Blue Gascony has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 27 in
Male Between 26 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 35 and 79 lb
Male Between 40 and 84 lb
Coat colour
Black White Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Blue Gascony costs between £800 and £1200

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More details about the Blue Gascony

Blue Gascony: Origins and history

This breed came about in the late middle ages, but it is thought that hundreds of years before then, its ancestor accompanied societal migrations from the Middle East to Europe. The dog is native to France and has been, since the 1500s and 1600s, bred exclusively by the aristocracy to hunt game. After the French Revolution, the dog was used in breeding programmes to resurrect old breeds such as the Saintongeois and the Bluetick Coonhound.

FCI classification of the Blue Gascony

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Blue Gascony: Varieties

  • Petit Bleu de Gascogne
  • Grand Bleu de Gascogne
  • Basset Bleu de Gascogne
  • Griffon Bleu de Gascogne

Training a Blue Gascony

To train the Gascony Blue requires the owner to deliver consistent and confident training. This is a dog that is easily distracted and quick to boredom. 

Blue Gascony: Purchase price

A Bleu de Gascogne will cost you between £800 and £1200 to buy, and between £50 to £80 per month to keep.

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