Grand Bleu de Gascogne

USD $400-$500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type

Large, Giant


12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 496
Origin France
Other Names Bleu de Gascogne, Large Blue Gascony Hound
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$500
How much does it cost to purchase a Grand Bleu de Gascogne?
The price of a Grand Bleu de Gascogne will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $400 to $500 per Grand Bleu de Gascogne if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Grand Bleu de Gascogne through a shelter.
Size Large, Giant
Weight 80-110 pounds (36-50 kg)
Height Males: 19.5-22.5 inches,
Female: 19-21.5 inches
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin Ancient
Ancestry Local Chiens Courant (Scent Hounds), Phoenician Dogs, St. Hubert's Hounds

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Smooth
Coat Colors Black, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Alert, Caring, Energetic, Friendly, Independent, Lively, Loyal, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly Yes
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Allergies, Bloat, Ear Infections, Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 18 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 80 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost $40.00 - $52.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Grand Bleu de Gascogne have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a large breed of hunting dog that originated in the south-west of France. It is a strong, muscular, and agile breed with an impressive appearance. The Grand Bleu de Gascogne has a long, thick coat that can be either black or blue-gray in color. Its head is broad and its muzzle is long and pointed. Its ears are set high on its head and hang down close to its cheeks. The eyes are dark brown in color and the tail is usually docked short.

The lifespan of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne dog ranges from 10 to 12 years, with some living up to 15 years old. They typically weigh between 55 to 80 pounds (25 to 36 kg) and stand at 22 to 27 inches (56 to 69 cm) tall at the shoulder.

The personality of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne dog is loyal, affectionate, intelligent, alert, courageous, and independent. They are very devoted to their owners but can be aloof with strangers until they get used to them.

Grand Bleu de Gascognes are friendly with other dogs as well as cats if they have been raised together from puppyhood or introduced properly when older. They also get along well with children if socialized early on but may be too energetic for very young children due to their size and strength so supervision should always be present when around small kids just in case any accidents occur due to their size difference .

The temperament of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne dog is active yet gentle; they love being outdoors running around but also enjoy cuddling up indoors for some quality time with their owners too! They need plenty of exercise daily such as long walks or runs as well as mental stimulation through activities like agility training or scent work games which will help keep them mentally stimulated while also helping them bond better with their owners .

The health of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne dog tends to be good overall however there are some health issues that may arise such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so regular checkups should always be done by your vet just in case any issues arise .

The adaptability level of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne dog is quite high; they do not mind living in apartments provided they get enough exercise daily however it would still be best for them if they had access outdoors where they could run around freely . The benefits of having a Grand Blue De Gasconge as a pet include having an intelligent companion who loves being active outdoors while still being able enjoy cuddles indoors too!


The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a large, blue-grey hound, originally bred in the southwestern region of France known as Gascony. The breed is also known as the Gascon Blue Gascony Hound and the Great Blue Gascony Hound. The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is one of the oldest French hound breeds, with a history dating back to the 14th century. The breed almost became extinct in the early 20th century, but was revived and has become popular again in recent years.

The Grand Bleu de Gascogne's ancestry is thought to include the Bloodhound, the Great Dane, and the Basset Hound. The breed was first recognized as a distinct breed in 1809 by the French Kennel Club. The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is still used for hunting in its native France, although it is now also kept as a companion animal.

The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is a large dog, with males standing up to 27 inches tall at the shoulder and females up to 25 inches tall. The breed has a long head, with drooping ears and a long muzzle. The coat is short and dense, with a blue-grey coloration that may have darker or lighter areas of shading. Some white markings on the chest and feet are permissible.

The Grand Bleu de Gascogne is an affectionate and gentle dog, although it can be stubborn at times. The breed is intelligent and easy to train, although it may be difficult to housebreak due to its hunting instincts. The Grand Bleu de Gascogne needs plenty of exercise and should not be left alone for long periods of time.