Basset bleu de gascogne

A Low Legged French Track Dog

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne, with its deep, expressive eyes and blue coat, is a dog breed full of charm and character. Originally bred in France to hunt in the woods of Gascony, this unique dog breed has become known worldwide for its affection, intelligence and adaptability. Their wonderful personalities and exceptional hunting instincts make them an irresistible companion for families and enthusiastic hunters alike. They have a host of qualities that make them an incomparable companion, including their patient temperament, robust health, and their deep devotion to their humans. All this, together with their outstanding ability to track scents, makes the Basset bleu de Gascogne a truly exceptional dog breed.


The Basset Bleu de Gascogne originates from southwestern France and is one of several basset breeds, all low-legged hunting dogs. The breed has been developed to be able to follow deer and hares on its own.


The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a medium-sized dog breed. Males stand between 34-38 cm high at the withers, while females are usually slightly smaller.

Appearance and coat

The breed has a strong, robust body and long ears that reach past the tip of the muzzle when pulled forward. It has a distinctive bluish coat, which is actually a dense pattern of black and white hairs. The coat is short and does not require much maintenance.

How much fur does a Basset Bleu de Gascogne shed?

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne sheds moderately, but shedding can be minimized with regular brushing. A weekly brushing should be enough to keep the coat in good condition.

Traits and temperament

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is known for its hardy nature and good temper. The breed is independent but loves company and is usually well behaved and easy to learn. However, its strong tracking instincts make it easily distracted.

Is the Basset Bleu de Gascogne family friendly?

Yes, Basset Bleu de Gascogne are very family friendly and appreciate company. They get along well with children and other pets and fit in well with most families.

How much exercise does a Basset Bleu de Gascogne require?

Despite its short height, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne has a lot of energy and requires regular exercise. Long walks, playing in the garden or following trails will keep this active dog happy.

Acquisition of a Basset Bleu de Gascogne

If you are considering getting a Basset Bleu de Gascogne, you should prepare for an active and independent dog that loves to be outside and follow tracks. They are best suited in a home where they can get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne will appreciate a home with a large yard where it can run and play, but they should always be supervised due to their hunting instincts.