The Basset Balleau de Gascogne is one of the oldest breeds of the French Basset and descended from the larger Grand Blue de Gascogne and Petit Blue de Gascogne. It is not known whether the Bassit Baleau de Gascogne is a natural mutation of the larger Baleau de Gascogons, or whether the breed was created by crossing a large Baleau de Gascogne with another breed of Basset, most likely the Centongis basset. As the breed was created well before the dog kept breeding records, the true origin of the breed may never be known. It is known that the breed originated in the Gascany region of France, and that the first appearance of what may be the Basset Blu de Gascogne comes from paintings made at the Gascony in the 1300s. It is widely believed that the author of Fox-Bern’s Gaston III, a classic treatise on medieval hunting, The Livre de Chase, kept a packet of basset blue de gascogons.
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.
Basset Blu de Gascogne appears exactly as one would expect a breed to do based on its name. The dog has a basset with short legs and long body, and a blue de Gascogne’s thin “blue” coat, droopy ears and hound face.
The defining feature of a Baisley Bale de Gascogne is the small size of the breed. This small size is due to the very short legs of the breed and not to the overall proportion of the dog. This gives the breed the impression that a large blue de gascogne had its legs removed. These dogs should be 12 to 15 inches high at the shoulder. While breed standards do not include a weight requirement, most busses balleau de gascogons are 35 to 40 pounds. This dog is not particularly fat. They appear much thinner than the common basset hound, and more closely resemble a dachshund in body proportions.
The second most distinctive feature of the Basset Blue de Gascogne is the fur of the breed. As with other Bleu de Gascogne breeds, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is almost completely covered with black and white fur. This makes the breed appear blue. However, the Basset Blu de Gascogne also has large patches of solid black fur. These patches typically cover a larger part of the body of the Basset Blu de Gascogne than other Bleu de Gascogne breeds. These patches occur exclusively on the breeds’ ears, cheeks, tails, and sides. The Basset Blue de Gascogne also has bright tan marks around the muzzle, ears, feet, and tail.
Basset Blu de Gascogne has the face of a French hound. The breed has a long snout and nose. Basset blue de Gascogne also has long, hanging ears that are low-set on the head. Basset Blue de Gascogne has dark-brown eyes with a dignified but tragic expression.
Basset blue de Gascogne is a hunting breed and should be seen as such. These dogs are well fleshy, and should look fit. This breed has a long tail which is usually in an upright, saber-like position.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days
The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.
They should perform well on high quality dog food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your veterinarian. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
They in general have high energy levels. The breed is very active and requires regular exercise to avoid being bored and unhappy. Boredom leads to undesirable behavior. Play sessions indoors, indoors or outdoors, will keep one happy and well-adjusted. However, these sessions must be a securely fenced yard and, when on foot or hike, leased to an Australian. The Australian team should never run loose – their tendency to hunt is very strong, and they may not be able to resist running to chase a cat or squirrel, and chase their prey so far away from home Are that they cannot find their way.