Breed Information Centre

Basset Bleu De Gascogne (Imp)


Illustration of Basset Bleu De Gascogne (Imp)

If Britain is the home of the terrier, a strong claim could be made for France as patron of many of the hound breeds and the French centre for hunting, at Chantilly is a wonderful living museum of these. The Bassets (the short legged breed designed to be followed on foot) are varied in coat and colour and the Bleu de Gascogne from the South West of France is one of them, distinguished by the 'blue' mottled markings and tan points.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Hound Breed Group

Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.

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