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Griffon Bleu de Gascogne

The Big Blue

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Original Name : Griffon Bleu de Gascogne

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 19 ¾-22½ inches

Female size : 19-21½ inches

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Countries of origin : France

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Griffon Bleu de Gascognes are fine-nosed, well-voiced dogs that show great diligence on the hunt, as well as keenness and enterprise. They are alert, perhaps even almost on edge, but nevertheless affectionate.

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Viewed from the front, slightly domed and not too broad. Viewed from above, the back of the skull is pointed.

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Well supported, short back, muscular, slightly arched loins, very slightly sloping croup, well developed chest.

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Entirely mottled (black and white), producing a slate blue effect, with or without more or less widespread black patches.

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Supple, curved without excess and not pointed, reaching the start of the nose without going beyond its tip.

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Fairly hairy, reaching to the hock, well set, must be carried cheerfully in saber-shape.

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Hard, rough, shaggy.

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Griffon Bleu de Gascognes have Pyrenean origins going way back. The breed was created by crossing a medium-sized Bleu de Gascogne with a Griffon. After almost disappearing from official dog fancy, the breed is currently making a comeback. These hardy, sturdily built Griffons are very much the midpoint between the two breeds used to create them.

Did you know ?

This highly versatile breed is used for hunting hare with the gun. Its keenness and fine nose also make it very well suited to tracking wild boar.

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