Basset Bleu de Gascogne

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne, originating from France's Gascony region, embodies centuries of hunting prowess and companionship. This breed stands out as a regal companion with its distinctive blue and white coat, long droopy ears, and lean stature. Renowned for its friendly and affectionate nature, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne makes a great family pet.

Written byHarper JefcoatHarper Jefcoat

Clock12 min read

Breed GroupBreed Group


Breed HeightHeight

12-15 inches

Breed WeightWeight

35-40 pounds

Breed Life spanLife Span

10-14 years

Breed CostAverage Cost


Breed ColorsColors

Blue and White ticked

Breed UKC GroupUKC Group

Scenthound Group

All About Breed

Discover the characteristics, traits, health, grooming and dietary needs of this breed to see if this will be the right pet choice for you:

In This Article

  • History/Origin
  • Personality
  • Physical Appearance
  • Gender Differences
  • Feed/Nutrition
  • Basset Bleu de Gascogne Health Problems
  • Care and Grooming
  • Rescue Groups
  • Basset Bleu de Gascogne for Sale
  • Interesting Facts
  • Best For
  • Top Names
  • Pet Ratings
  • Key Takeaways
  • FAQs

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Key Takeaways

Origin: Basset Bleu de Gascogne hails from France's Gascony region, tracing its lineage to the ancient Grand Bleu de Gascogne breed.

Appearance: These dogs boast striking blue and white coats, long droopy ears, and a lean build, making them visually distinctive.

Temperament: Friendly and affectionate, they are ideal companions for families, though their hunting instincts and vocal nature require patient training.

Health: While generally healthy, they may be susceptible to conditions like arthritis and gastric dilatation, requiring regular veterinary care.

Care: Regular grooming, dental care, and ear cleaning are essential to keep them healthy and comfortable.

Best For: They are well-suited for families seeking an affectionate pet with high energy levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between Basset Bleu de Gascogne vs Basset Hounds?

What are the four types of basset hounds?

Where did the Grand Bleu de Gascogne come from?

Harper Jefcoat
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Harper Jefcoat

Harper Jefcoat is a dedicated pet enthusiast and expert author at With a deep-seated passion for animals, Harper brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to his writings. Specializing in canine behavior and wellness, he aims to help pet owners understand and care for their furry friends better.

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