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Grand Bleu de Gascogne Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Grand Bleu de Gascogne so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne have? The dog breed also known as...
Bleu de Gascogne, Large Blue Gascony Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Grand Bleu de Gascogne recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Grand Bleu de Gascogne recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Grand Bleu de Gascogne breed?
United Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Grand Bleu de Gascogne price:
$400-$500
If you choose to purchase the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Grand Bleu de Gascogne for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Grand Bleu de Gascogne gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Grand Bleu de Gascogne size:
LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne weigh? Grand Bleu de Gascogne weight:
80-110 pounds (36-50 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne? Grand Bleu de Gascogne average weight:
95 pounds (43 kg)
Height
How tall is the Grand Bleu de Gascogne? Grand Bleu de Gascogne height:
Males: 19.5-22.5 inches, Female: 19-21.5 inches
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Grand Bleu de Gascogne average height:
Males: 19.5-22.5 inches, Female: 19-21.5 inches

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne have? What does this canine coat look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Grand Bleu de Gascogne's coat?
WhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Grand Bleu de Gascogne and how often?
Easy to groom: The Grand Bleu de Gascogne doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bleu de Gascogne? Grand Bleu de Gascogne shedding level:
Grand Bleu de Gascognes shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateEnergeticIndependentLoyalAlertFriendlyLively
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Grand Bleu de Gascogne? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Grand Bleu de Gascogne obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Grand Bleu de Gascogne sensitivity:
Grand Bleu de Gascognes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bleu de Gascogne need? Grand Bleu de Gascogne social needs:
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs bark a lot? Why does my Large Blue Gascony Hound bark?
Average to high: The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Grand Bleu de Gascogne good as a watchdog?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Grand Bleu de Gascognes will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Grand Bleu de Gascogne bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bleu de Gascogne? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Grand Bleu de Gascogne? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Grand Bleu de Gascogne has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne do?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Grand Bleu de Gascognes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Grand Bleu de Gascogne to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Grand Bleu de Gascogne roam?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Grand Bleu de Gascogne have high prey drive?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Grand Bleu de Gascogne good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Grand Bleu de Gascogne and children:
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Grand Bleu de Gascogne good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Grand Bleu de Gascognes good office dogs? Do Grand Bleu de Gascognes make good office friendly dogs? Can Grand Bleu de Gascognes be office dogs?
Yes
Grand Bleu de Gascogne is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bleu de Gascogne temperament with senior people? Are Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs good for elderly owners?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs get along with other pets? Are Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Grand Bleu de Gascogne breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Grand Bleu de Gascognes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Grand Bleu de Gascogne be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Grand Bleu de Gascogne is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Grand Bleu de Gascogne be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Grand Bleu de Gascogne is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Grand Bleu de Gascogne be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Grand Bleu de Gascogne is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Grand Bleu de Gascogne be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Grand Bleu de Gascogne be a boat dog?
Not really
Grand Bleu de Gascogne breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Grand Bleu de Gascogne be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Grand Bleu de Gascogne is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs have health problems?
The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne breed? Health risks of Grand Bleu de Gascogne:
AllergiesBloatEar InfectionsElbow DysplasiaHip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Grand Bleu de Gascogne be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Grand Bleu de Gascogne breed hypoallergenic?
No
Grand Bleu de Gascognes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne have?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs require per day?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Grand Bleu de Gascognes sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Grand Bleu de Gascogne risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Grand Bleu de Gascogne's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Grand Bleu de Gascogne's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Grand Bleu de Gascogne has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Grand Bleu de Gascogne drool?
The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Grand Bleu de Gascogne. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Grand Bleu de Gascogne pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Grand Bleu de Gascogne pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Grand Bleu de Gascogne: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Grand Bleu de Gascogne have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Grand Bleu de Gascogne have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Grand Bleu de Gascogne

Pros
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Grand Bleu de Gascogne doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Grand Bleu de Gascognes are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Grand Bleu de Gascognes are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Grand Bleu de Gascogne is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Grand Bleu de Gascognes are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Grand Bleu de Gascognes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Grand Bleu de Gascognes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Grand Bleu de Gascognes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Grand Bleu de Gascognes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

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