Grand Bleu De Gascogne

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Grand Bleu De Gascogne
Grand Bleu De Gascogne
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Overview

Most probably the Grand Bleu de Gascogne may had descended from the dogs left by the Semitic people, dominated traders of the ancient times. Furthermore; it also believed, the forefathers of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, St. Hubert Hound and English Southern Hounds would have bred in same era. One of the largest hounds of scent hound family in the world. A stylish French hound with an aristocratic large build, the Grand Bleu De Gascogne has domed head and lean muscular body on longer legs. The breed has a dog to dog variable temperament; most possess a typical pack hound temperament while others are friendly to family and strangers equally while some are reserve and distant. Some are very affectionate while others are not good with children. These dogs are not fit to be a family dog due to their pack hunting heritage. In terms of character and personality, some might form a dedicated and well-behaving companion household animal, however, others may tend difficult to keep in family environment. The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is typical pack hunting dog scenthound family. It needs a lot of care in training and daily exercises, at least 120 minutes daily exercise can satisfy it. It may tend difficult for training. The breed is easy to groom, just needs a weekly brushing. The height of male Grand Bleu de Gascogne is 25.5 to 27.5 inches while height of female dogs is 23.5 to 25.5 inches. The weight of the breed is 80 to 110 pounds. The life expectancy of the Grand Bleu De Gascogne is 10 to 12 years.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne History

Most probably the Grand Bleu de Gascogne may had descended from the dogs left by the Semitic people, dominated traders of the ancient times. Furthermore; it also believed, the forefathers of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, St. Hubert Hound and English Southern Hounds would have bred in same era. Unfortunately, the not bred in France with a due reverence as other hounds have in France, the breed is bred and developed in U.S. more carefully than the France. In 18th century, the 1st dog of this breed was bred in USA and now there is a more dogs of this breed are available in USA than France. In 1785, the French General Lafayette gave a pack of 7 x Grand Bleu de Gascogne to George Washington. More interesting part of the story is that the later mentioned dignitary compared the voice of this breed with bells of Moscow. With the gradual decline in wolves’ population, and development of urban areas the breed lost its true wolves hunting status. In past, it has been used to hunt the wolves, boar, hares and deer. Now it is also shown in dog shows but not so popular as show dog. The breed is not recognized by AKC; however, the FCI, UKC and CK recognized it.

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Grand Bleu De Gascogne Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Grand Bleu De Gascogne is 10 to 12 years.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Appearance

One of the largest hounds of scent hound family in the world. A stylish French hound with an aristocratic large build, the Grand Bleu De Gascogne has domed head and lean muscular body on longer legs. The breed has hanging ears that are low-set on the skull and dropping lips. The breed has a wonderful nose with a long snout. The extra skin is there around the lips and face that gives a droopy and somewhat wrinkled appearance. They possess eyes of chestnut color. The breed is famous for sad yet alluring expression. The breed is known for its distinct coat that is coloring white mottled with black that gives a slate blue look. On the either sides of head the black patches are seen along-with white color on the top of the skull that makes a little black oval. A tan colored eyebrow marks is over each eye of the breed. The fur of the coat is short and smooth.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Weight and Height

The height of male Grand Bleu de Gascogne is 25.5 to 27.5 inches while height of female dogs is 23.5 to 25.5 inches. The weight of the breed is 80 to 110 pounds.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Temperament

The breed has a dog to dog variable temperament, most possess a typical pack hound temperament while others are friendly to family and strangers equally while some are reserve and distant. Some are very affectionate while others are not good with children. These dogs are not fit to be a family dog due to their pack hunting heritage. In terms of character and personality, some might form a dedicated and well-behaving companion household animal, however, others may tend difficult to keep in family environment. The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is typical pack hunting dog scenthound family. It needs a lot of care in training and daily exercises, at least 120 minutes daily exercise can satisfy it.

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Grand Bleu De Gascogne with children and other pets

The correct breed behavior with children and other pets is not know yet. It will be updated later.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne and Grooming

The short and smooth coat of the Grand Bleu De Gascogne minimal grooming. It should be brushed once a week in order to make its fine coat tidy. Its drooping ears need special attention to avoid any ear infection.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Health Issues

Relatively a healthy breed, but some can prone to ear infections.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Training

These dogs may tend difficult to train and can pose many challenges during training. They would like to respond to firm and positive training methods. Remember, it can tend to be stubborn. It will need a firm yet gentle human handler for training.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Exercise

The breed is most probably good for kennel life or large houses with large fenced and fenced yards. Not suitable for town life because it needs some extensive time for exercise. Being a working breed, it would like to have plenty of daily exercises for its fitness, at least 120 minutes daily exercises can satisfy it. Never left it alone for prolong periods because it will get boring and may become destructive. It will excel in large spaces.

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Grand Bleu De Gascogne Recognition

. The FCI, KC (UK) & UKC recognized the Grand Bleu de Gascon.

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Group

The Grand Bleu De Gascogne fall in following groups: UKC Scenthound.

FCI Large Hound

CK hound

Grand Bleu De Gascogne Talents

The Grand Bleu de Gascogne talents are:

Agility

Hunting

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Grand Bleu De Gascogne Litter Size

The litter size of Grand Bleu de Gascogne is 4 to 7 puppies

Grand Bleu de Gascogne Name Selector

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