Petit Bleu de Gascogne
Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a scenthound dog breed originating from France used for hunting. They share the same characteristics as the larger version of these dogs - Grand Bleu de Gascogne. The only difference between these two dog breeds is their size and what they were hunting.
The Grande version was used for hunting large game, while the Petit Bleu de Gascogne was used for rabbit and hare hunting.
These are extremely active dogs that love to spend their time with their family because Petit Bleu de Gascogne is pack dog. If you leave them alone for too long, you can expect your Petit Bleu de Gascogne to start howling. With the correct socialization and enough activities, you will get the most lovable family dog.
20-23 in (50-58 cm)
40-48 lb (18-21 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Petit Bleu de Gascogne has a short and very thick coat that needs only weekly brushing to keep their coat clean and healthy.
Petit 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 sign of infections – bad odor, redness, 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.
Petit Bleu de Gascogne dogs are very active, and they will enjoy all fun daily activities. You can take them on long walks, play with them in the house or throw them ball outside – whatever you choose, your dog will enjoy and be happy. If their daily physical needs are met, you will have the most lovable dog with whom you will not have any problems.
To ensure that you end up with the best possible dog, early socialization is a must. Start socializing your Petit Bleu de Gascogne as soon as you bring him home. With proper socialization, you will ensure that your dog doesn't become shy or aggressive.
Expose your Petit Bleu de Gascogne to many different dogs, people, sight, and sounds and that will teach him how to properly react in many different situations.
Petit Bleu de Gascogne and kids
As a pet, the Petit 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.)
Petit Bleu de Gascogneand other animals
With the right socialization, Petit Bleu de Gascogne dogs can get along with other dogs.
Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of 11-12 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.
Petit Bleu de Gascogne breeders
If you made a decision that this is the right dog for you, now it’s time to find Petit 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 Petit 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.
Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a pretty rare dog so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy a bit longer.
World Dog Finder team