The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a laid-back dog (except when hunting), with a mild and stable temperament. They are very sociable and need to be around their families as much as possible. They are adaptable, living comfortably in urban or rural environments. Without sufficient exercise and socializing, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne can become destructive. That said, they are easily trainable, so basic obedience training is recommended. Always keep them on a leash or in an enclosed area, as they tend to follow scents and could easily disappear from sight.
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne’s howl is distinctive. It is deep-throated, rich, and sonorous, almost musical. But you may find that your neighbours aren’t appreciative.
Basset Bleu de Gascognes can have trouble with their long backs as they age. Otherwise, this is considered a very healthy breed, with only gastric dilatation volvulus (bloat) to be aware of.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Basset Bleu de Gascogne Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
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