Blue Gascony Basset
Francia FCI 35 . Small-sized Hounds

The Blue Gascony Basset It is a dog with an excellent sense of smell, Active, Agile and good port

Basset Azul de Gascuña

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Characteristics "Blue Gascony Basset"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Blue Gascony Basset" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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Surveillance ⓘ

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History

The Blue Gascony Basset is a basset hound native to southwestern France, cuyas raíces son inciertas. Según los historiadores de la caza, He is a contemporary of Mr. Gastón Fébus from the 14th century, like the great blue hounds. Some claim that it comes from a cross between the Gascon Saintongeois and the Small Blue Gascony, others that it is the result of a mutation of the Great Gascony Blue after the French Revolution, when commoners, a los que ahora se les permitía cazar, they needed a slower dog that they could keep on foot.

Endangered in the 19th century, the breed was reborn in the early 20th century at the initiative of a few western breeders. Its first standard was published in 1919.

Recognized in 1963 by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the Blue Gascony Basset still rare outside of France. In North America, the breed obtained official recognition from the United Kennel Club (UKC) in 1991, así como de la Asociación Americana de Razas Raras, but it is ignored by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).

Even within the French borders, su extensión fue mínima hasta 1980. Since then, the Blue Gascony Basset, although it has become more known, has maintained its status as a little-known dog, especially in the southern region. They are often called “southern dog” due to its origin in the regions of Béarn and Gascony. Even today, most breeders of Blue Gascony Basset se encuentran en el oeste y el sur del país.

This breed represents a little more than 150 records in TFO – Central Canine Society.

There are four recognized races as “Blue Gascony” by the FCI:

The Great Gascony Blue and the Small Blue Gascony they are the best-known varieties.




Physical characteristics “Blue Gascony Basset”

The race Blue Gascony Basset carries much inheritance from the great race from which it comes: The Basset. It is a very big dog, Although not too heavy (16 kg approximately). It has a not very broad and slightly domed head. His neck is quite long, slightly arched. His height is around the 34-38 centimeters.

It has black and wide nose, with the wide open nostrils. Its snout is, prácticamente, the same length as the skull. Their eyes are oval shaped, What gives them the feeling of being sunk, What makes them a very sweet expression, and a little sadder…

The ears of this breed are fine, a little curly, very long and finished at tip. The ear is narrow at its source, que está situado debajo de la línea del ojo.

When is the dog standing, its tail almost touches the ground. Its fur is white mottled black spots, It must never be totally white. The hair is short and smooth. Such as dense speckled is what gives him the blue tone.

Character and skills “Blue Gascony Basset”

The Blue Gascony Basset It is a dog with an excellent sense of smell, Active, Agile and good port. It is a great Hunter. Usually howl. It is a dog that is easily vistas, It Intelligent, clever and funny, is also very loving and joyful. It is an excellent partner you need to play regularly (plenty of exercise).

It is quite stubborn, his instinct for Hunter is very developed. It can be an excellent guard dog.

Education “Blue Gascony Basset”

Due to his intelligence and loyalty to his master, the Blue Gascony Basset it is quite easy to train. However, how sometimes he gets distracted or stubborn, may have difficulty keeping order. Food is a good motivator, since they are greedy dogs.

In short, the Blue Gascony Basset needs rigorous but gentle training from a young age.

Health “Blue Gascony Basset”

This dog is in pretty good health, although it develops problems in the hindquarters with age. The breeders of the Blue Gascony Basset observe recurring problems, such as hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia, dislocated kneecaps and herniated discs (that can cause dog paralysis). También es propenso a las alergias e infecciones de oído, debido a sus orejas caídas.

Last, how prone to stomach twisting, your servings should be divided and you should wait two hours after each meal before exercising.

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 35
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1.3: Small-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.3: Small-sized Hounds.
  • AKCHound
  • ​- UKCScenthounds


FCI breed standard "Blue Gascony Basset"

FCIFCI - Blue Gascony Basset
Basset

Alternative names:

    1. Basset Bleu de Gascogne, Bleus de Gascogne (English).
    2. Basset bleu de Gascogne (French).
    3. Basset bleu de Gascogne (German).
    4. Basset bleu de Gascogne (Portuguese).
    5. Basset azul de Gascuña (español).
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