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Petit Bleu de Gascogne

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J WW2003, EST&BALT JW2003, EST JCH Tacoma Du Grand Veilly, owned by Hedvig Tahlfeldt, Kennel Hanging Around

Other Names

Small Blue Gascony Hound

Pronunciation

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Description

The Petit Bleu de Gascogne has a thick, dense coat. The ears are low set, thicker and less curled than its cousin the Grand Bleu de Gascogne. The long head is refined looking. The chest is deep, providing ample space for the large lungs. The forelegs are surprisingly strong in relation to the rest of the body. The thighs are flat but have powerful muscles. The feet are oval and fairly long with black pads and tan hair.

Height, Weight

Height: 20 - 23 inches (50 - 60 cm)
Weight: 40 - 48 pounds (18 - 22 kg)

Health Problems

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Living Conditions

This breed is not recommended for apartment life.

Exercise

The Petit Bleu de Gascogne needs to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk or jog. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. He loves a good run and needs a lot of exercise. However, if he picks up an interesting scent, you may find it difficult to get his attention. This breed has an incredible level of stamina and can walk for hours on end. They would greatly enjoy hiking with you, but keep in mind their urge to investigate any interesting scent. If under-exercised, this breed can become restless and destructive.

Life Expectancy

About 12 years

Grooming

The smooth shorthaired coat is easy to look after. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe with mild soap only when necessary. Dry shampoo occasionally. Be sure to check the ears carefully for signs of infection and keep the nails trimmed. This breed is an average shedder.

Origin

This breed was created through selective breeding of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne for smaller size, in order to hunt small quarry. Its country of origin is France. It is rarer than its cousin the Grand Bleu de Gascogne.

Group

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Recognition

ACA = American Canine Association Inc.

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

J WW2003, EST&BALT JW2003, EST JCH Tacoma Du Grand Veilly, wned by Hedvig Tahlfeldt, Kennel Hanging Around

J WW2003, EST&BALT JW2003, EST JCH Tacoma Du Grand Veilly, owned by Hedvig Tahlfeldt, Kennel Hanging Around

J WW2003, EST&BALT JW2003, EST JCH Tacoma Du Grand Veilly, owned by Hedvig Tahlfeldt, Kennel Hanging Around