Grand Bleu de Gascogne
Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a scenthound dog breed originating from France used for hunting. They were mostly used for hunting large games. These are extremely active dogs that love to spend their time with their family because Grand Bleu de Gascognes are pack dogs. If you leave them alone for too long you can expect your Grand Bleu de Gascogne to start howling. With the correct socialization and enough activities, you will get the most lovable family dog.
24-28 in (62-72 cm)
77-86 lb (35-39 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Grand Bleu de Gascogne has a short and very thick coat that needs only weekly brushing to keep their coat clean and healthy.
Grand Bleu de Gascogne coat colors:
- Entirely mottled – black and white, with tan markings
Since these dogs have droopy ears you should be very careful and check them regularly. They are prone to developing an ear infection and because of that weekly check their ears for any signs of infections – bad odor, redness, and wax build-up, etc.
With these dogs, the rest is basic care. Trim their nails if the dog doesn’t wear them out naturally, bathe them a few times a year, and brush their teeth so they secure fresh breath and healthy gums.
Grand Bleu de Gascogne is an active breed that requires a lot of activities to be happy. They were bred for working purposes and because of that, they are not the best fit for apartment living. They need a lot of space where they can wander around and spend their energy. It is not uncommon for these dogs to work for hours without taking a break and because of that fact if you want to have a happy dog you will have to meet their needs.
As with all other dogs, even Grand Bleu de Gascogne requires proper and early socialization in order to trust your dog. With correct socialization, your dog will learn how it’s supposed to behave in many different situations he may find himself in. The socialization process starts as soon as you bring your Grand Bleu de Gascogne puppy home. Expose him to many different situations, people, dogs, and sounds.
They can learn to react accordingly and understand that they don’t need to be scared of strangers and other dogs. They can adapt to any environment as long as you secure them with plenty of physical and mental activity.
Grand Bleu de Gascogne and kids
As a pet, the Grand Bleu de Gascogne can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. Especially they love kids and they can be great playing partners for them.
No matter how good your dog is you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)
Grand Bleu de Gascogne and other animals
With the right socialization, Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs can get along with other dogs.
Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of 10-12 years. To be sure that you will end up with the best possible dog regarding health always buy him from a responsible and official dog breeder. Because they regularly test their breeding dogs you can be sure that their puppies won’t have any inherited diseases. Always ask to see the results of tests from the puppy’s parents.
Grand Bleu de Gascogne breeders
If you made a decision that this is the right dog for you now it’s time to find Grand Bleu de Gascogne breeders. To be sure that you will end up with the healthiest dog possible we advise you to search only for responsible Grand Bleu de Gascogne breeders. That way you can be sure that the puppy will have the best possible start in life. Buying a dog from an official dog breeder will cost you more money in the start, but when you know that they will be healthy and that will have a good temperament it is worth it.
Grand Bleu de Gascogne are pretty rare dogs so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy a bit longer.
World Dog Finder team