Great Gascony Blue
cut 62 to 72cm
hair short, thick, very dense
dress heavily charred blue, with fire rising high on the limbs
head two black spots on either side of the head
ear thin, folded
behaviour Calm. Applied hunter.
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 6, Section 1.1, No. 22
Care: easy to care for, brush daily Usefulness: friendly, intelligent, not very active, very biting Life expectancy: 12 - 14 years
It is said of the Grand bleu de Gascogne that he would be the direct descendant of the Saint Hubert dog and that it would be from him that a large number of French hound breeds were bred. Paintings by contemporary masters show similar dogs already in the packs of Henry IV. Nowadays, it has practically disappeared as a pure breed. It was used for hunting wolves and deer.