Grand Bleu De Gascogne Description
The coats of these dogs should be smooth and able to withstand extreme weather conditions. The desirable coat colors for the Grand Bleu De Gascogne are black marks on a white base. Two black marks may be present on the head, and they may surround the eyes as well. The Grand Bleu De Gascogne should stand at a maximum height of 27 inches, and should not weigh more than 48 pounds.
Also Known As
- Great Gascony Blue
- Great Gascony Hound
While this breed is brave and courageous in the field, it is calm and loving around its owners. It is an excellent dog for the family and will display a loving disposition. How it behaves with other dogs is not well known, and the breed is not common outside of France. The Grand Bleu De Gascogne is highly independent and has a strong work ethic. It will display a large amount of stamina and will work hard to please its master. While these dogs may behave well with children, it is important for owners to make sure these dogs are properly trained while they are puppies.
There are no serious health problems that are specific to the Grand Bleu De Gascogne. Some may be prone to developing food allergies, and gastric torsion may be an issue as well. These dogs should not be overfed, as they can gain weight easily. The Grand Bleu De Gascogne will have a maximum life expectancy of 14 years.
The Grand Bleu De Gascogne is a working dog that will need extensive amounts of exercise. Owners will want to take it for long walks, and these dogs make great jogging partners. They should also be allowed to run free in an area that is secure. Because of their strong scent, owners should not unleash them in public, as they may run off in the direction of the first scent that interests them. The Grand Bleu De Gascogne may live well in apartments, but it may function best in a small to the moderate-sized yard.
Special Grooming Needs
The Grand Bleu De Gascogne has a smooth coat that is easy to maintain. Owners will simply want to use a strong brush whenever it is needed. These dogs should only be bathed when it is absolutely necessary.