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Basset Bleu de Gascogne
Basset bleu de Gascogne.jpg
A Basset Bleu de Gascogne
Other names Blue Gascony Basset
Country of origin France
A Basset Bleu de Gascogne with it's owner.

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne (The Blue Gascony Basset) is a long-backed, short legged breed of dog of the hound type. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne was originally from Gascony, an area of the southwest part of France.



Colour is predominantly white, ticked so as to give a bluish appearance, with brown spots and tan markings above the eyes and on the ears.[1] Height at the withers is 30-38 cms (12-15 ins).[2]

History and use

Documented as a modern purebred from an older Basset in the late 1800s,[3] the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is primarily used to hunt rabbits, alone or in packs.

Recognition and categorisation

The Fédération Cynologique International recognizes the similar Grand Bleu de Gascogne. The Basset Bleu De Gascogne is not recognized by the American Kennel Club or the Canadian Kennel Club. The Kennel Club (UK) lists the Basset Bleu De Gascogne in the Hound Group. The United Kennel Club (US) lists the Basset Bleu De Gascogne in the Scenthound Group.[4] In addition to the major registries, the Basset Bleu De Gascogne is also recognized by many minor registries and internet based specialty registries and businesses, including the American Rare Breed Association.

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