Breed Information Centre

Basset Bleu De Gascogne (Imp)


Illustration of Basset Bleu De Gascogne (Imp)

If Britain is the home of the terrier, a strong claim could be made for France as patron of many of the hound breeds and the French centre for hunting, at Chantilly is a wonderful living museum of these. The Bassets (the short legged breed designed to be followed on foot) are varied in coat and colour and the Bleu de Gascogne from the South West of France is one of them, distinguished by the 'blue' mottled markings and tan points.

The Hound Breed Group

Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.

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