Grand Bleu de Gascogne

Grand Bleu de Gascogne

Grand Bleu de Gascogne


Grand Bleu de Gascogne dogs originated in France to be used as a pack hunting dog by nobles. This very large dog is known for hunting deer, wild boar, and other large game and is one of the ancestral scent hounds that you see today.


A decent amount of exercise is required to maintain the health of a Grand Bleu de Gascogne as he is very active. Daily walks and romps in the yard with the family will keep this breed health and happy his entire life. If you are planning on owning this breed, then you should make sure you have a fenced in yard so that he has somewhere to run and play while not being walked by family members.


Grand Bleu de Gascogne's have very little genetic disorders and are fairly healthy dogs all around. They can have issues with gastric dilatation volvulus if not checked on regularly. They require a decent amount of exercise and do not do well in an apartment. Instead, they should have a nice sized yard they can play and run in.


Grand Bleu de Gascognes are very gentle and kind dogs. As with most other hunting and scent dogs, they're very loyal to their family and try to please them in any way possible. They are a bit rare, but have seen an uprising in popularity over the last few decades making them exceptional companion dogs.


The Grand Bleu de Gascogne doesn't need a lot grooming and only requires brushing once a week or so to remove dead hair and keep the coat glossy. They tend to shed moderately and only need to be bathed when necessary to maintain the coats rich natural oils.


A very loyal and compassionate breed, the Grand Bleu de Gascogne can also become destructive if left alone for too long. This breed creates a special bond with his master but will remain loyal to his entire family over the years. Because of their penchant for being depressed, they should be surrounded by an active and happy family.


Training your Grand Bleu de Gascogne can be a bit of a drama. This breed tends to be stubborn and independent to a fault but they have the patience to stick with you and finish their training. You should give positive reinforcement but have a commanding voice at the same time to make sure the training goes well.