Get to know the Basset Bleu de Gascogne
All you need to know about the breed
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a small-sized dog, initially bred for hunting, with adorable droopy ears. A melancholic expression belies their true temperament, which is incredibly cheerful, with a desire to please their humans. Once trained, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne tends to make a great playmate for children with children, as well as other dogs (they have a pack mentality, after all). However, their prey drive will make other household pets, such as hamsters, too tempting. Sorry!
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne behaves quite differently, depending on whether they’re indoors or outdoors. Long walks or hikes, between 40 and 60 minutes per day, are ideal for keeping your Basset Bleu de Gascogne in top shape and great health. When outside, their hunting-dog roots means that they are happy to keep going until you say stop. Move inside, and your Basset Bleu de Gascogne will be content to settle down in their favourite quiet spot or even curl up with you for a nap, if you’re into that.
Speaking of life indoors, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a breed that does much better in a house with a fenced garden than an apartment where they may feel cooped up. They also have a musical bark, some may call it a howl, that you could grow fond of but the neighbours much less so... Persistent training (and endless patience) will temper your Basset Bleu de Gascogne’s barking habit.
While the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is sweet by nature, they may not be the best choice for first-time owners. Due to their independent streak and their sensitive nose, which easily distracts them, the Basset Bleu needs a human who can dedicate time and patience to properly training them. It pays off in spades.
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Basset Bleu de Gascogne
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