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Basset Bleu de Gascogne

Origin France
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Other Names
What other names does the Basset Bleu de Gascogne have? The breed also known as...
Blue Gascony Basset, Bleus de Gascogne
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Basset Bleu de Gascogne puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Basset Bleu de Gascogne, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Basset Bleu de Gascogne gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Basset Bleu de Gascogne's size? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Basset Bleu de Gascogne weigh?
35-40 pounds (16-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height
How tall is the Basset Bleu de Gascogne?
13–15 inches (34–38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
13–15 inches (34–38 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Basset Bleu de Gascogne have? What does this canine coat look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the Basset Bleu de Gascogne's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
WhiteTricolorBlue Black
Grooming
How to groom the Basset Bleu de Gascogne and how often?
Easy to groom: The Basset Bleu de Gascogne doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Basset Bleu de Gascognes shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Basset Bleu de Gascogne have?
ActiveAgileHappyAffectionateCuriousLively
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Basset Bleu de Gascogne?
Average: Basset Bleu de Gascogne's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Basset Bleu de Gascognes easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Basset Bleu de Gascognes bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Basset Bleu de Gascogne rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Basset Bleu de Gascognes good watchdogs?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have a protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Basset Bleu de Gascogne do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Basset Bleu de Gascognes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Basset Bleu de Gascogne to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Basset Bleu de Gascognes have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Basset Bleu de Gascognes are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Basset Bleu de Gascognes good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Basset Bleu de Gascognes kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Basset Bleu de Gascognes get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Basset Bleu de Gascognes get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Basset Bleu de Gascognes have health problems?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Basset Bleu de Gascognes live? What is this dog average life span?
11-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Basset Bleu de Gascogne breed hypoallergenic?
No
Basset Bleu de Gascognes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Basset Bleu de Gascogne have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Basset Bleu de Gascognes require per day?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Basset Bleu de Gascognes sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Basset Bleu de Gascogne need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Basset Bleu de Gascogne's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Basset Bleu de Gascogne: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Basset Bleu de Gascogne have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Basset Bleu de Gascogne have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Basset Bleu de Gascogne doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Basset Bleu de Gascogne rarely barks.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Basset Bleu de Gascognes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Trainability: Basset Bleu de Gascognes aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Mouthiness: Basset Bleu de Gascognes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Apartment Friendly: Basset Bleu de Gascognes are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Territorial: Basset Bleu de Gascognes are not the best to protect their territory.

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