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Grand Bleu De Gascogne Breed Profile

Grand Bleu De Gascogne fact file

KC Group: hound
Size: large
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Grooming: little
Jogging partner: short runs

An aristocratic French scent hound with a lovely gentle temperament. The Grand Bleu was originally bred in the middle ages where it was developed to use its excellent nose to track game such as deer, wolves and boar through the forests of Gascony. As France suffered the ravages of two world wars so did the noble Grand Bleu and when hostilities ceased the breed had been decimated. Through careful management the stock has been built up again but the Grand Bleu is still a relatively rare breed.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Character

A patient and kind breed, excellent with children and exhibiting all the characteristics of a pack hound with the family. The Grand Bleu does not enjoy being left alone and may turn to destructive behaviour, loud baying and even attempt to escape.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Size

Dogs should measure 64-70cm and Bitches 60-65cm.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Health

There are no major conditions reported with this breed, however as with most large dogs care should be taken to avoid exacerbating the risk of Bloat and Hip Dysplasia

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Special Care

The Grand Bleu is a large and active breed and beyond monitoring their early exercise all that is required is to keep them engaged in interesting activities to stave off negative behaviour

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.