Small Gascony Blue

region France
cut Males: 52 to 58/60 cm Females 50 to 56 cm
weight From 18 to 22Kg
hair  Short, full, thick and dense
dress Entirely speckled (black and white) with a bluish reflection with more or less extensive black spots
head quite massive, a skull of ogival shape and without pronounced stop
eyes Oval-shaped, dark-haired, soft expression
ear Fine, long and pendulous
tail strong and firmly attached is carried relatively long and sickle-shaped, sometimes with a slight brush
behaviour conciliatory, intelligent, easy to handle
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 6 Section 1 no 31
Care: he requires some care, brushing and combing daily Utility: good hunting dog, combining good resistance with a remarkable passion for hunting Life expectancy: 11 - 12 years
The origin of this breed is largely obscure, but would normally resemble that of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne. French breeders began to rebuild this old breed in the middle of the 20th century. The Petit Bleu de Gascogne is particularly used in packs for hare hunting.