Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 11-13 years
Weight: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height: 13–15 inches (34–38 cm)
Origin of Name: 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.
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The French Revolution (1789–1799) was very damaging to the population of most French hunting breeds, causing many deaths. However, the short-legged bosom Bale de Gascogne will actually grow in popularity. The hunters were able to walk these dogs instead of walking on the horse. This meant that more hunters were able to use these dogs than larger wounds. Eventually, hunting popularity diminished with pack hounds in France, and other breeds became more popular, especially other breeds of basset. By 1911, the Basset Blu de Gascogne had either become extinct or nearly so. Fortunately, the breed m. Alain had developed a devoted follower in Bourbon. Bassett is credited with the continued existence of the Basset Blue de Gascogne. However, there is some controversy as to whether they collected some Basset Baleau de Gascogne and mixed in blood from other Basset and Baleau de Gascogne breeds, or whether there were no busses baillie de gasscoges alive and the bourbon completely surpassed the other basset breeds. Created the breed again. And the big Baleau de Gascogons. In particular, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne resembles the Bassett Artesian-Normand.
Although Bourbon ensured that the Basset Blu de Gascogne survived, the breed is very rare. Basset blue de Gascogne is one of the rare breeds of the French hound, both in France and abroad. The popularity gained by other bassets such as the Basset Hound or the Petit Basset Griffen Vendeen has not been attained by the Basset Blue de Gascogne. One of the few countries outside France where this dog can be found is in the United States. While the breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, even as a foundation stock service breed, the United Kennel Club first recognized Basset Blue de Gascogne in 1991. Unlike most other Basset breeds, the Basset Blue de Cascogne is a predominantly hunting breed. While some bussit balleau de gascogons are kept as companion animals, a large number, if not the majority, are hunters.