- Other names:
- Blue Gascony Basset
- Bleus De Gascogne
- Bleu Gascogne French Hound
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a French basset that is rarely found outside France. It is a long-backed, low-legged purebred with a lineage that goes back to the 14th century, was identified in a 15th century illuminated manuscript translated into English as "Book of The Hunt".
A scent hound whose primary task was to hunt rabbits in the brutal brambles, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is, nevertheless, a great family dog that is accustomed to being around other dogs, playing with children and the company of people. Ideally this breed should be partnered with a hunter or just a generally active owner that lives somewhere with a large yard (at the very least). The Basset Bleu is a shedder but is otherwise fairly low maintenance.